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Shedding skin and complete hair loss

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  • Posted By: undiagnosed63
  • January 12, 2009
  • 07:28 PM

My son has suffered from servere skin outbreaks over the course of his life.
He has never been diagnosed with anything besides excema, psoriasis,dermatitis. Recently he lost his ability to regulate his body temperature, and 80% of his skin has shedded off in a horrendous itchy mess. He has lost all his hair including eyebrows and lashes. His nails have become hardened and clublike. Please give us some insight, we are truly frightened.

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  • I would suggest you get your son checked for Celiac Disease. It sounds like that's what he's suffering from.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 14, 2009
    • 11:27 AM
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  • He does have a form of celiac disease where his diet is restricted from wheat products.....For many years he wasn't allowed diary products...but they slowly introduced and he seemed to be fine but what does celiac disease have to do with his skin condition????
    undiagnosed63 3 Replies
    • January 15, 2009
    • 01:15 AM
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  • Unless you're exagerrating,he needs medical care now!
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 15, 2009
    • 01:39 PM
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  • He is and has always been under enormous medical care with a force of doctors treating every aspect of his medical conditions but none of the drs are able to figure out how to treat this skin condition so I am reaching out to others who might have experienced this same condition
    undiagnosed63 3 Replies
    • January 15, 2009
    • 05:06 PM
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  • I understand that,but what I'm concerned about is his temperature regulation and exposure to infection.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 15, 2009
    • 11:29 PM
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  • Understood and well aware so all precautions are in force. Looking for anyone that has experienced or treated this. Doctors are completely stumped on how to improve
    undiagnosed63 3 Replies
    • January 16, 2009
    • 00:50 AM
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