Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
157 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  990
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Dermatologist 's  Response
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
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor