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02 May 2003

Peeling skin on hands
Dear Doc.

My 5 year old daughter first started with skin peeling from one finger tip and then it spread to her other fingers and then her hands. It was terribly traumatic to her as the children at school had lots to say. We got hold of cream that the Pharmiacist made up and it did help. But now one month later it is starting again. It all starts looking like you have been in water for sometime, you know those little bubbles on the skin and then it starts peeling, the hands are covered, it does not hurt or itch. What I would like to know is could this perhaps be nerve related. She is a very healty todler.

Regards,
Green Eyes
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

I would require a detailed history to give an opinion on possible causes. Especially if your child had a preceding illness with fever a general skin rash, sore mouth and eyes etc. it may need to be evaluated by a doctor to exclude more serious causes. Without any other symptoms good hydration or anti-fungal treatment may be all that is required. If the skin condition persists a dermatologist will be the best person to gie expert advice.
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