I also had peeling feet as a kid. I had my share of athlete's foot (esp after going to the water park), but this is not itchy or anything like athlete's foot. It did go away, but occasionally my feet (and hands) will peel again. I don't think it is caused by anything major...I did have extremely sweaty feet grwoing up and always had to wear white cotton socks, "airy" shoes and did lots of powder, etc in my shoes and on my feet each night! Ask the MD just in case, but I don't think it is anything to worry about...just lots of fun to peel off!