Skin Problems in Children are very common. Skin Problems in Children may be the same or slightly different from what adults experience. Most childhood skin problems disappear in time. Common symptoms are:
• Redness or inflammation
• Raised skin or bumps
• Patches of dry skin
• Diaper rashes
• Pus filled lesions
• Rashes from allergic reactions
HOW IS SKIN PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED?
A paediatrician would do a physical examination of the baby and try to determine the cause of the problem. Skin and blood tests are also done.
HOW IS SKIN PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN TREATED?
Treatment is based on the diagnosis and is mostly to reduce the symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW?
Infants and toddlers are also at risk for diaper-related skin problems. Since children have more frequent exposure to other children and germs, they may also develop skin disorders that rarely occur in adults.