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Is dry, peeling skin normal in newborns?

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Almost all babies can have some dry, peeling skin. It can be especially noticeable in babies born a little late. The underlying skin is perfectly normal, soft, and moist.

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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 19, 2019

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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 19, 2019

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