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shinny skin

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  • Posted By: oliviataz
  • October 5, 2006
  • 10:34 AM

i have a 8 year old who has special needs and has no diagnosis at all. i have also noticed she has shinny skin on her knees fingers and toes is this a sign of anything or is this normal for a child who has special needs.

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  • When you say special needs, I assume she is having some difficulty doing age appropriate activities (like work in school or at home) -- or are there other issues, such as mobility (being able to walk), or being able to talk? You may want to mention to her main doctor what you have noticed about her skin -- it could be nothing, and it may not be a part of her other issues at all. But because this can sometimes happen with a couple of things (like diabetes), it's probably better to have it looked at, or at least let the doctor you are concerned about it, just to be safe.
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    • October 5, 2006
    • 04:41 PM
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  • hi my daughter has many complex disabilities and these are due to her brain malfamation as she is unable to walke talk and has epilepsy and feeding problems. her mental age is 12 months. her real age is 8yrs and is yet to be diagnoised.but she has an infectious smile and loves loads ofs of cuddles as she is very affectionate.
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    • October 6, 2006
    • 07:34 AM
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