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Dry red burning skin on childs hands

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  • Posted By: dariusf
  • November 1, 2010
  • 01:43 PM

My daughter is 7 and she had this skin condition for a couple years now. She will be fine for a couple weeks and then out of nowhere tops of the hands will get this dry skin that will slowly over a day turn red and start burning like sun burn. No cream helps. It will lest for maybe two days and then go away. We tried to get her to a dermatologist but the problem is getting her there when the condition is present. We have switched detergents and hand soaps etc. Can’t connect it to any food allergies and as far as we can tell she has none. She was on several Allergy medications, over the counter as well as prescription for mites allergy and that did not effect the skin issue. Attached are the best pictures I was able to take.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1410/5119062632_9c2b2f388a.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1135/5118460513_d7d4286039.jpg

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  • Hi there,My daughter is 4 and this just happened to her today, for the first time ever. I was wondering if you ever got any answers for your question below, and how you ended up treating it? Is the problem resolved?thanks in advance for your help.Jennifer____________________________________________My daughter is 7 and she had this skin condition for a couple years now. She will be fine for a couple weeks and then out of nowhere tops of the hands will get this dry skin that will slowly over a day turn red and start burning like sun burn. No cream helps. It will lest for maybe two days and then go away. We tried to get her to a dermatologist but the problem is getting her there when the condition is present. We have switched detergents and hand soaps etc. Can’t connect it to any food allergies and as far as we can tell she has none. She was on several Allergy medications, over the counter as well as prescription for mites allergy and that did not effect the skin issue. Attached are the best pictures I was able to take. http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1410/5119062632_9c2b2f388a.jpghttp://farm2.static.flickr.com/1135/5118460513_d7d4286039.jpg
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 25, 2011
    • 04:39 AM
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  • My daughter is 7 and she had this skin condition for a couple years now. She will be fine for a couple weeks and then out of nowhere tops of the hands will get this dry skin that will slowly over a day turn red and start burning like sun burn. No cream helps. It will lest for maybe two days and then go away. We tried to get her to a dermatologist but the problem is getting her there when the condition is present. We have switched detergents and hand soaps etc. Can’t connect it to any food allergies and as far as we can tell she has none. She was on several Allergy medications, over the counter as well as prescription for mites allergy and that did not effect the skin issue. Attached are the best pictures I was able to take. My 5 year old son has the exact same condition. Last night he was crying it burned so bad. The pictures of your daughter's hands look EXACTLY like his. I thought maybe he was just sensitive to cold weather. Have you found a doctor that has diagnosed it?Heather
    heathermm26 1 Replies
    • February 4, 2011
    • 03:28 PM
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  • My 5 year old son has the exact same condition. Last night he was crying it burned so bad. The pictures of your daughter's hands look EXACTLY like his. I thought maybe he was just sensitive to cold weather. Have you found a doctor that has diagnosed it?HeatherHiNo the dermatologist suggested it was some form of eczema but she did not see it as we were never able to get to a doctor when this showed up so she was basically guessing based on our descriptions. No medication was prescribed. So we are helpless. Its definitely not cold as she gets it different times of the year. We tried changing the foods, soap brands etc. but nothing helps.
    dariusf 1 Replies
    • February 5, 2011
    • 09:59 PM
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