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Little toesies...

So both of my kiddos (ages 2 & 5) seem to have skin peeling on their toes, on the bottoms... what causes this? how can I get this to go away and never come back? I understand that our skin at times needs to peel and get rid of the dead skin or whatever, but this often and on almost all of their toesies? Just seemed a little odd to me, maybe its nothing, but I thought I would at least ask!
Thank you in advance to all the kind and generous advice that each one of you gives!!!

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sxc_mom_of2

Asked by sxc_mom_of2 at 1:55 AM on Jun. 5, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • Lotion?
    CamiiiCompasion

    Answer by CamiiiCompasion at 1:56 AM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • I put lotion on them everytime they get out of the bath/shower! So I dont think its that...
    sxc_mom_of2

    Answer by sxc_mom_of2 at 2:01 AM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • What kind of lotion are you using? Before using any body product, check the safety of the ingredients. I like the Skin Deep database maintained by the Environmental Working Group (the folks who publish the guide to pesticides in produce). www.ewg.org
    Try shea butter or coconut oil; put on dry feet just before bed and then put on socks.
    Are you sure that they are drinking enough water and eating enough healthy fats?
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:33 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • It might also be a dairy sensitivity; try a couple of weeks without.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:34 PM on Jun. 5, 2009

  • It might be athlete's foot. Absorbene, JR. or any over the counter foot fungus should resolve the cracking between toes and on the bottom side on the joints of the toes. I had it in college when I lived in the dorms. I had to wear shoes whenever I walked anywhere in the building.
    dustbunny

    Answer by dustbunny at 2:31 AM on Jun. 6, 2009

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