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Is dry, peeling skin normal in newborns?

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Dry, peeling skin can be seen in almost all normal babies, but is especially noticeable in babies born a little late. The underlying skin is perfectly normal, soft, and moist.

From: Your Newborn's Skin and Rashes WebMD Medical Reference

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"The skin," Darmstadt, G. and Sidbury, R. , 17th edition. Behrman, R., Kliegman, R., and Jenson, H. (eds.), Saunders, 2004. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

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Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 27, 2017

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"The skin," Darmstadt, G. and Sidbury, R. , 17th edition. Behrman, R., Kliegman, R., and Jenson, H. (eds.), Saunders, 2004. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 27, 2017

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