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Diagnostic Tests for Peeling skin

Diagnostic Test list for Peeling skin:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Peeling skin includes:

  • Physical examination
    • Note the characteristics of the peeling skin
    • Note presence of other types of skin problems - e.g. cracking, pustules, crusting, vesicles, blisters, plaques - can help determine diagnosis.
    • Note distribution of the areas of skin affected
    • Feel lymph nodes for enlargement
  • Blood tests
  • Skin scraping and microscopic examination - if suspect fungal or scabies infection.
  • Skin patch testing - used to determine allergens in allergic contact dermatitis.
  • Radioallergosorbent testing (RAST) - may help in determining exacerbating allergens in atopic dermatitis (eczema).
  • Punch or shave skin biopsy - can help diagnose the cause of peeling skin.
  • Throat swab - for microscopy and culture, if suspect Scarlet fever.
  • Radiological investigations
    • Echocardiogram may be required to detect heart artery aneurysms (dilatations of the arteries) that may occur as complications of Kawasaki's disease

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Peeling skin:

The following list of conditions have 'Peeling skin' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Peeling skin:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Peeling skin' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.

 

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