Thickening palms and soles

Posted by: MamaH2

Thickening palms and soles - 02/25/09 01:20 PM

quick question for those with palmar-plantar EHK or with kids with it. Ivy's plams and soles have begun to get really thick, not to the point of drying out and getting hard, but noticibly thick. Is there anything I can do at this point to help that? or should I not worry about it because it's not hurting her in any way? I'm sort of on the not worry side, because it doesn't seem to bother her at all. She's only 3 months so walkings not an issue, and she opens and closes her hands like a normal 3 month old. So developmentally she's fine. I just want to know what parents of other pp ehk kids do/did when the palms and soles were thick but not hard. I don't think filing would help, because it isn't hard yet and she's still so little. Should I just not worry yet? Thanks. I'm so happy this board exists for compulsive worriers like myself.
~Lizzy
Posted by: MamaH2

Re: Thickening palms and soles - 03/24/09 07:45 PM

I guess there's been no one with Palmar-Plantar EHK on here lately. So if anyone has any information please help me out.
Posted by: shelly williams

Re: Thickening palms and soles - 05/02/09 08:41 PM

I would just make sure the bands around her toes and fingers are not tight. Also trimed the so the skin wouldn't snag something.
Posted by: boomer_sooner

Re: Thickening palms and soles - 05/03/09 02:02 AM

i'm just gonna go out on a limb and say that you should let the soles of her hands and feet soak and then when they are good and watersoaked you could kinda file them...with one of the foot files that you can get at almost any department store...i don't have palmar-plantar ehk, i just have ehk...and when the soles of my feet begin to get scaly where they catch on my socks i file them a little...it's not complicated, it actually kinda tickles. just remember to be gentle, hope that helps! =]