Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: AD | 2009/04/21

Q.

Dry Skin

Hi Doc
I have a 16 month old boy, I have recently notice that he has dry skin under his feet which is peeling and he rubs his feet together. I think cos it itches. What should I do

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is unusual and often follows a viral illness called hand, foot and mouth disease. Was your baby ill recently? In any case it is very unusual for babies of his age to have dry skin under his feet. I would not like to suggest any treatment until he has been seen by a paediatrician or by a dermatologist.

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