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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: wafa | 2005/11/23

Q.

skin peeling

Hi! My baby is 4 months old and recently ive noticed that the skin on my baby's upper body seems to be peeling.IT doesnt peel on her legs and arms and face,just the tummy and back area.I dont think it hurts her because she sleeps fine through the day and is only irritable at night due to her colic.What could be the problem?Could it be eczema or a skin disorder?Please advise.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This could be due to a skin infection called pemphigus. Please take her to be checked by a paediatrician or paediatric dermatologist.

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