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Peeling skin after putting splint for broken finger, elbows itching

My son broke his finger we took him to the doctor had it xrayed and were given a splint and some tape. We also purchase some waterproof tape for the splint. A few days after my son lose layers of skin from his fingers and feet . He also has raw looking elbows and Knees. He is 11 says the elbows itch but seems normal in all other ways.
Asked On : Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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Hi....I am Dr Manoj...
The problem your son is facing is very common among the splint is the contact's because there is increased friction...the area becomes wet and raw...I recommend to keep the area as dry as apply a combination of mild topical steroid with soon as the splint is off it ll go off too....don't worry...
Answered: Mon, 17 Sep 2012
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