Skin Problems in Children can occur due to heat, cold, sickness or allergies. Skin problems might include ringworm, a fungal infection which shows sign of red, bumpy, itchy and scaly skin. Fifth disease is an extremely contagious disease which is accompanied by flu like symptoms, fever followed by body rash. Chickenpox is a viral & contagious skin disease in which blisters occur and spreads accompanied by itchiness, redness, etc. Impetigo is a bacterial infection which causes red sores all over the body, especially around nose and mouth. AT times this can ooze out or lead to a yellowish brown crust. Warts, heat rashes, hand-foot-mouth disease, eczema, hives and scarlet fever are some of the other common skin problems.
HOW IS SKIN PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED?
A paediatric specialist will diagnose the skin problems based on the symptoms and physical evaluation. A skin biopsy and imaging tests may be needed for further investigations.
HOW IS SKIN PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN TREATED?
The Skin Problems in Children are treated as per their symptoms. For diaper rash, zinc based creams are provided to heal the rash. For eczema, topical ointments that are suited for children are given. Besides this, some oral medication are also given in case of allergic reactions.
DID YOU KNOW?
Use of medications like aspirins for treating children with skin ailments can lead to liver failure.