My son is 6 years old. His skin is peeling. Is it dangerous? admin Posted on Posted in Dermatology, Medical Questions, Pediatrics 5 Comments My son is 6 years old. His skin is peeling and very dry although we are using medical lotion. Is it dangerous?
Avoid exposure to heat,
humidity , moisture and friction which can cause peeling if this does not help then In my opinion you need a genetics doctor as i suspect
acral peeling skin syndrome
It is not dangerous , It is just good to know
First of all you do not have to worry about it at the Moment.
peeling skin can be treated at home by using moisturizing lotions containing lactic acid and urea daily. In addition, baby oil rubbed into damp skin can help prevent water evaporation and remains on the skin longer than regular lotions. A Dermatologist may prescribe stronger lotions and ointments that contain hydrocortisone, coal tar, salicylic acid, vitamin D or anthralin to treat dry, peeling skin on the hands.
if peeling skin is accompanied by unintentional weight loss, a high temperature, chronic fatigue or muscle aches. These symptoms can be a sign of a serious infection or illness.
Keep him hydrated and the skin should stay also well hyrated with losions oils ..do not let him peel it as this may have complications on the beneath tissues.
he seems to be allergic to something,may be his soap.
try changing the soap.
give him vitamin supplements.
apply moisturising lotions.
consult a dermatologist.
DO NOT PANIC
THIS IS NOT DANGEROUS AT ALL.
HE HAS HIGH BODY HEAT.
APPLY ICE PACKS AND NOURISHING MOISTURISERS.
AVOID APPLYING ANYTHING HOT.
if this is happening only on his hands,then its due to a allergy.
anti histaminic and steroid based creams will be helpful.
if its all over his body,then it needs a consultation with a dermatologist