Peeling Skin Syndrome
At times, peeling skin can also be an indication of a problem with the immune system or another illness. Rashes, dryness, irritation, and other skin problems can be the result of peeling skin. It is usually uncommon for newborn babies born over their due date to endure painless skin peeling.
While newborn skin peeling is normal, some forms of peeling are not. Peeling skin syndrome (PSS) is a group of rare inherited skin disorders. The normal gradual process of invisible shedding of the outermost skin layers is hastened and/or aggravated in these cases.
PSS is characterized by painless, continual, spontaneous skin peeling (exfoliation). A separation of the outermost layer of the epidermis from the underlying layers is the cause. Peeling skin syndrome is variously known as keratolysis exfoliativa, congenital deciduous skin, and familial continual skin peeling.
Some symptoms of peeling skin syndrome may be present at birth. They appear in early childhood in other cases. Most forms of peeling skin syndrome appear during infancy. Some infants develop blisters and erosion on their hands and feet.