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    Chronic skin peeling episodes in 10 yr old

    My 10-year-old daughter has had chronic peeling episodes of her fingertips, toes and scalp. There is no rhyme or reason to when this occurs only it all happens together each time. The fingers burn and are extremely tender during this time.

    She is 4'11" and 120 lbs, slightly chubby and recently diagnosed as insulin resistant due to her 5" growth spurt this year, mild darkening band on the back of her neck, and family history. She has no anomalies in test results to confirm this and last A1C was 5.4. We follow carb control and I don't believe the pre-diabetes is related. We have not seen this condition in any other family members or extended family.

    Atopic dermatitis is the current diagnosis but steroids are not recommended for long-term use as can make this worse by thinning the skin. Her little hands hurt terribly this week and we are helpless. She wears cotton gloves during outbreaks to help protect her hands but they still really hurt.

    What should I do?
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