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Newborn sole is getting wrinkled. Is this normal process? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:Hi doctor
User:I have 11 month old baby
User:Need some clarification w.r.t my baby
Doctor:sure, please proceed
User:Soon after bath, her feet or sole skin is getting wrinkled
User:But it becomes normal after 5 min
Doctor:its a normal process and there is no need to worry
User:This is happening from past two day
Doctor:its a normal reaction of the skin
User:Is this a problem.
Doctor:it can happen even to you
Doctor:if you keep your leg or your hand, for a long time in warm water, with presence of soap, such things can happen
User:But this is happening from last two days only
Doctor:this is due to water diffusing into the soft tissues of the body
User:Earlier also we used to bathe her in same method
User:How it can change suddenly.
Doctor:which later, gets absorbed
Doctor:are u sure, about that ?
Doctor:it could be that, you have just observed it now
Doctor:have u recently changed soaps ?
User:No, we are using XXXXXXX baby soap
Doctor:is your child, crys out a lot or is irritable when it happens
User:Will this be cured automatically or should we give some medication.
User:No nothing like that
Doctor:this is not a disease,
Doctor:so, there is no need to be worried about it, and there is no need for any form of treatment
Doctor:you can apply a bit of vaseline to the legs before bath
User:So then we can give her bath daily right.
Doctor:that will prevent such things
Doctor:yes, sure, there is no need to stop daily baths
User:Ok thank you doctor
Doctor:U are welcome
User:Thanks again, good night
Doctor:take care and bye for now
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