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If you are a carrier of CF will your skin tend to be a little

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hi if you are a carrier of CF will your skin tend to be a little salty
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Customer: my grand daughter is 3 months old, healthy lungs gaining weight bowel movement tested was normal.. but was diagnosed with CF.. her skin is a little salty. I was wonder if you are a carrier will your skin around head be salty
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.
This is Dr. DavidIn people who have cystic fibrosis, the salt travels to the skin's surface with the water and is not reabsorbed.Because of this, the skin of a child who has cystic fibrosis is abnormally salty.Parents may notice salty-tasting skin when they kiss the child.Your granddaughter should be tested for CF to be sure.let me know if you have other questions.if done for now, please leave positive rating of 3-5 stars so I can get credit for helping you todaywe only get credit for helping clients after positive feedbackyou can always reach me directly with "a question for Dr. David" in the medicine or oncology categories if you have other questionshere is my website if you need to reach me: for using