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fuzzynavel
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27 Aug 2011, 11:30 pm

I think my skin sheds. When I take a shower I spend so much time scraping off dead skin with my fingernails. After so many days a cycle repeats when I scrape off so much dead skin at once in the shower. On a day when my skin really sheds, I am doing this in the shower for 3 hours. I wonder if anyone else does this. There are exfoliating sponges that exist. I like to scrape off skin with my fingernails.



kx250rider
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28 Aug 2011, 11:48 am

I don't think that's normal, and maybe you would do best to ask a dermatologist, or do some searching on the internet. It could be a fungal infection that you've had since birth, as crazy at it sounds. I've heard of several people who always thought they just had "dry, peely skin", and after decades of battling it, they took a pill for a week and it was gone!

Charles