We used Eucerin on my son's feet when they were peeling recently. It went away within a couple days. As for cause, the only thing we could think of at the time was that he'd been in the pool a LOT in the previous days (and we haven't seen the peeling since then either). I'm guessing since it's Oct. and you're in IL that may not be the case, though?? Just a thought anyway... But really, try Eucerin, give it a few days, and then maybe see the doctor. The other thing you can try is Aquaphor- we use this all the time on my son's sensitive skin and it is also very effective.