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Can a child get really dry skin about a week after a fever?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
In brief: Yes.
Anybody can, actually, not just children.
When a fever and/or a rash resolves, it's very common to see dryness and flaking of the skin (the technical term is "desquamation") indicating that a fresh layer of skin cells is replacing the ones being cast off. No treatment is necessary, but you can apply a bland emollient lotion if you want to.

In brief: Yes.
Anybody can, actually, not just children.
When a fever and/or a rash resolves, it's very common to see dryness and flaking of the skin (the technical term is "desquamation") indicating that a fresh layer of skin cells is replacing the ones being cast off. No treatment is necessary, but you can apply a bland emollient lotion if you want to.
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