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Child has stinking hands. Taken anti-fungal medicine

My son, 11, has very stinky hands (and feet ). The only time it gets better is when he takes an oral anti- fungal . There also seems to be excess skin padding on hands and feet. You can tell because they are bright white when he comes out of the shower. He was treated one time with a series of creams that seemed to remove the skin producing normal looking hands, but then, a couple of days later it was back to the way it was before. He was at a meeting where tons of dermatologists walked through, examined him, took pictures, but the results were not helpful. His hands are also always wet and sweaty, or really hot and dry. Poor thing has been picked on quite a bit and now with cotillion and girls, well it is starting to wear him down. The final thing about his hands is when the get dirty from being outside, and playing the dirt will not come off except in the shower. I think from using his hands to wash his hair. Anything less, leaves the appearance of dirt behind.
Asked On : Sun, 6 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
As per your discription the hands and feet are thic,hard and on and off peeling.
It may be fungal or psoriatc where hyperkeratotic lesions present like this. Consult your Dermatologist for further examination and procedures like skin biopsy for histopathological examination and further specific management and if you have still problem go for a second opinion.
Answered: Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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