A 2-year-old male asked:
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my son had ballus impetigo two weeks ago. he got antibiotics and is healed. however he has been peeling on his feet and hands. is this normal?

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Dr. Donald Nino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Peeling: It is very common to see peeling on the hands and feet after treating a streptococcal infection. It should go away by itself.
Answered on May 31, 2013
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Peeing: Peeling of hands and feet can occur after a strep infection which can be a cause of bullous impetigo. The same can happen following a staph infection.
Answered on May 31, 2013

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