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From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA:

My four year old daughter recently has developed what looks like "wear" on her fingertips. Is this any type of known symptom for an illness?


I'm a little unsure what you mean by "wear". If you mean that the skin is peeling, this can be the sign of various infections, eczema, or irritation by a chemical of some type. I would discuss your concerns with your daughter's pediatrician.


Original posting 7 Nov 2000
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


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