Help with My 4 Yr. Old

Updated on December 31, 2010
J.G. asks from Elkhorn, WI
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My 4 year old has skin peeling off her toes. It doesn't matter if her foot is covered or not, it started when she was bearfoot. I've been putting Aquaphor on it it seems to helps a little. Just wondering if there is anything that I'm not thinking of to try before I take her to see a doctor.

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answers from Lincoln on

My son had this issues when he was younger. the Dr. said we needed to put lotion on his feet at night, let them dry a bit and then have him sleep in socks. This cleared it up pretty quickly. He still has to do it every now and then, but since he is 13 now, he can handle it on his own. We rarely see his feet peeling any more.

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answers from Omaha on

My son had something similar. He wore footie pajamas and the Dr. thought that might be the problem. We cut off the feet-no more peeling.

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answers from New York on

You should definitely take her to the Doctor. Skin at this age is not normal to be peeling off. She could have some kind of a fungus which can get worse.

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answers from Portland on

If she's wearing shoes made of man made material. I suggest you try cloth or leather shoes. This sounds like "scald" which occurs when feet get warm and are trapped in too much moisture. This happened to me when I was younger. Switching to leather cleared mine up.

Man made material does not breathe and traps the heat and moisture inside the shoe which then irritates the skin. I suggest that her feet are warm and sweat more than perhaps the average foot. I do know most people aren't bothered by wearing man made material but a few of us are.

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