Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Dee | 2011-10-03

Q.

Peeling hands

Good-day,
My son is two and half yrs old and recently his fingers are peeling. At first it was just a small area and now it''s all the fingers. Please advise!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Peeling of the fingers is common in young children. This usually occurs after, but not during, a strep infection. Other infections may also cause peeling of the fingers to happen.Strep is a bacteria that usually causes tonsillitis in children of this age.No treatment is necessary,just use a moisturiser on his fingers and hands and his skin will heal.

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