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Fragile Skin on my child's legs

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  • Posted By: Corine Roosens
  • July 29, 2009
  • 02:41 AM

Can anyone give me some advice on my son's skin condition? He is 8 years old and has had to wear shin guards since he started crawling as his skin is so fragile that it breaks very easily causing him to bleed with any small amount of pressure applied to the skin. I was told that this was due to a psoriasis condition and had to apply a zinc oxide which has not made any difference. He cannot play soccer or any other contact sports - and since we live on a small Caribbean island the medical advice is limited.
Thank you for any information you may have.

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  • Yes, of course we have cell phones. But we live on a small island with no towers near our house.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Does your child get crusting and bubble formation in the areas where it comes off easily? Psoriasis does NOT bleed with light pressure to the skin, so you can toss that diagnosis out the window. You can also toss out the other post too. That person posts that same sort of thing all over this website...
    Caladan 87 Replies Flag this Response
  • I would see a geneticist: epidermolysis bullosa simplex http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=epidermolysisbullosasimplex http://www.kumc.edu/gec/support/epidermo.html
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi,Here's some information that might help you: http://www.keraplast.com/epidermolysis-bullosa It's a gel that helps blisters heal and reduces their recurrence. It looks like they've been having success with clinical trials on patients with EB. Hopefully it can help you relieve some of your son's pain. Best wishes!
    Whitc027 1 Replies
    • January 25, 2011
    • 00:09 AM
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