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#16556 - 01/10/04 07:59 PM EHK - Skin coming off on the face
Shirlil Offline
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Registered: 12/23/03
Posts: 22
Loc: L.A., CA USA
Hi all;

Our daughter now 35 days old looses small patches of skin below her eyes and on her nose. Most of the rest of her body seems to be O.K. Once in a while she may get small blister on her chest. We cannot tell if it is caused by her rubbing her eyes or this just happens on its own. I am wondering if any body has had experinece with this. Our Derm. told us to just put vasoline on it, but we like to hear from people with real experience. Is there any other thing we can do to help, or we just have to wait until it goes away on its own? We do not even know if it will eventually go away?

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#16557 - 01/11/04 03:03 PM Re: EHK - Skin coming off on the face
Anonymous
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Shirlil,
The blisters could be from a few different things, scratching, her face rubbing on blankets when she sleeps, even the skin to skin contact when breast feeding can cause blisters. There isn't a whole lot you can do except try to be aware of it and avoid it if possible. I definently do not agree with your dermatologist saying to put vaseline over and open wound, it doesn't let it breath and has no antibacterial properties to it. If they are just occasional blisters you might want to try putting neosporin on them instead. This should go away by itself, and may come right back again as soon as it heals, especially if it is an area that has alot of movement involved. Scratching or stretching areas of the skin is a frequent cause of blisters which can heal on their own and then the skin appears to peel off in patches where the blister was. Sometimes you may never know she had a blister until it dries and peels later. Keep her comfortable and make sure none of these become infected and things should be ok.
Keith.

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#16558 - 01/11/04 05:58 PM Re: EHK - Skin coming off on the face
Shirlil Offline
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Registered: 12/23/03
Posts: 22
Loc: L.A., CA USA
Thanks Keith. Does this blistering get better as her skin gets stronger? Is there a typical time period for this?

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#16559 - 01/12/04 12:09 AM Re: EHK - Skin coming off on the face
Anonymous
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Shirlil,
The blistering may occur less frequently as she gets older, but our skin will always be fragile in areas even in varying severities. She is very young right now and is the most fragile she will ever be, but it will take time before she her skin gets thicker and tougher. The first two years of my life were the hardest as far as blistering and infections went. After that things seemed to taper off as far as frequency goes. It will be a day to day thing as far as scratches and blisters go, over time you will get better at what is causing blisters in certain areas, what came from what,etc. Let me know how the spots on her face are doing in another day. Talk to you later.
Keith.

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#16560 - 01/17/04 08:05 PM Re: EHK - Skin coming off on the face
Veronique Offline
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Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 24
Loc: Rheden, the netherlands
With Karlijn the small patches of 'missing' skin on her face were mostly due to rubbing on the blankets. But now she gets older (almost 2 years) it doesn't happen that easy anymore. When we thougt they were very painfull (Which we usually did not think)we put some zinc ointment on it to improve healing. But we think the open air is the best cure.
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Veronique
Maaike and Karlijn

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