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Skin peeling

Our 4 yr old son recently had a bout of Hand, Foot and mouth. Everything has cleared up (no more blisters or anything of that nature), however now, about a week or two later, the skin on the palms of his hands and feet have started peeling like crazy. It wasn't there this morning, but about an hour or two later, we noticed it. Now its been about 9 hours since we first noticed it, and his hands are fairly clear, peeling-wise. His feet are still peeling on the pads, and around his toes.
We have been looking online at Kawasaki's disease, but apart from the peeling skin, there are NO other symptoms of that. We've also read that after a viral infection, the skin on hands and feet can peel. Is this the more likely scenario? We are going to try and get him into the Peds on monday, but in the mean time, does anyone have any experience with this/
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Hello,
Apart from Kawasaki’s disease, dermatitis skin and lichen planus also needs to be ruled out. Typical symptoms of lichen planus include a skin rash that is itchy and skin changes. Instead of trying any medicines over the counter, you have to get it evaluated from a dermatologist or pediatrician first.

Hope it helps. Take care and regards.


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