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What causes peeling of skin in infants?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: Hello Doctor,
My 50 days old baby girl having infant ecezma and doctor advise to use dermadew so.ap and lotion. Because the skin of baby become very redish and heat boils all over on the body and due to excess of temperature and sweat some yellowish liquid type forming near elbows. Also skin becoming very rough and dandruff like thing coming on skin. I tried using cetaphil lotion and cream. Pls suggest is this problem is common to infants or need to any action immediately.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Such peeling of skin is common in infants.
I would like to see a photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis.
There is an option to upload photographs on right side of query page.
Please utilize it.
Till then continue using cetaphil.
Waiting for your response.
Thank you.
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Brief Answer: Photograph required Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Such peeling of skin is common in infants. I would like to see a photograph of the involved area. This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis. There is an option to upload photographs on right side of query page. Please utilize it. Till then continue using cetaphil. Waiting for your response. Thank you.