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My daughter was diagnosed with kawasaki disease her hands and feet are now peeling and itching when will the itching and peeling stop?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
Few days: Peeling around fingers and toes is expected after kawasaki. Usually lasts for few days. Try moisturizers.
Dr. John Breinholt
Pediatric Cardiology 22 years experience
Not biggest worry: Did she get ivig? Did the fever break? Is she on aspirin? The peeling skin will typically subside in a couple days. It's not a major concern. Did she get an echocardiogram? Was it normal? That piece is the most important because that is the key complication of kawasaki disease.

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A female asked:

My daughter was diagnoised with kawasaki disease her hands and feet are now peeling and itching when will the itching and peeling stop?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Kawasaki Disease: The first phase, which can last for up to 2 weeks, usually involves a persistent fever higher than 104°f (39°c) and lasts for at least 5 days.During the second phase, which usually begins within 2 weeks of when the fever started, the skin on the hands and feet may begin to peel in large pieces. The child also may experience joint pain, diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain. 3rd phase can last 8 wk.
Last updated Apr 21, 2015

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