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Skin Problems in Kids and Treatment

Many childhood diseases have bacterial or viral causes and may come with a rash. As the study continues and more and more vaccines become available, these diseases become less of a threat to your child's long-term health. However, a rash of any kind should be taken seriously and may require a trip to the doctor's office for evaluation. Finding a bump, rash, red mark, or welt on a child's body is more common than not finding one. Most of these are not worrisome however, some may be more concerning than others. We will present some information about common skin findings in this slide presentation to help patients better identify them. As always, if there is any concern, always consult the child's doctor to be sure.

Skin Problems In Kids and Treatment

Eczema

About 1 in every 10 kids develops eczema. Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition characterized by red rashes that itch. It usually appears in children 1 to 5 years old. Food allergies or environmental pollutants can cause eczema, but sometimes no cause is found. Talk to your doctor if you suspect allergies. A Dermatologist can help identify which allergens to avoid or which foods to eliminate.

Roseola

Roseola is a viral illness that usually affects children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years. It is typically marked by several days of high fever, followed by a pinkish-red flat or raised rash that appears on the child's trunk and spreads over the body just as the fever breaks. Encourage your child to drink clear fluids such as water with ice chips, children's electrolyte solutions, sodas like ginger ale, or clear broth. Fluids decrease the risk of dehydration. Call a Dermatologist if your child is lethargic, not drinking, or if you cannot keep their fever down.

Hives

Hives appear as red bumps or welts soon after coming in contact with an allergen and are a severe allergic reaction. Unlike other skin allergies, hives aren’t dry or scaly and can appear anywhere on the body. Some other possible symptoms include breathing difficulties or a swollen mouth and face. Seek medical attention immediately if these symptoms happen with hives. In most cases, hives go away on their own, as long as you avoid the allergen. Your doctor may suggest taking an antihistamine to treat or prevent hives.

Ringworm

Ringworm has nothing to do with worms. The cause of ringworm is a common fungus that infects the skin and causes a scaly and bumpy red patch to form on the infected area. It is highly contagious, and ringworm can spread by contact or by sharing clothes that have also come in contact with the infected area. Generally, the treatment is to apply an antifungal cream to the area for a prolonged period until the infection resolves.

Fifth Disease

Parvovirus B19 is the virus that causes disease. It is a very common illness that is usually mild and resolves without treatment. It typically starts with flu-like symptoms. A bright red rash on the cheeks and a rash on the body follow. Since a virus causes disease, antibiotics play no role in the treatment. Parvovirus B19 can be dangerous to pregnant women, so it's important to notify a healthcare professional in the case of exposure.

Chickenpox

Chickenpox used to be an extremely common infection amongst young children, but today we see it much less frequently due to universal vaccination programs. Infection with varicella, the virus that causes chickenpox, generally starts as a fever, and then cold symptoms and the rash develop. The rash is itchy and generally appears as a mix of blisters, spots, and crusted scabs; it lasts for a little more than a week. Children with an active chickenpox infection are contagious until all of the blisters crust over. The disease may reactivate later in life as shingles.

Impetigo

Impetigo can be confused with other skin infections, including cellulitis (a deeper infection) and even ringworm. Common bacteria found on the skin cause impetigo, and antibiotics easily treat impetigo. The rash itself looks oozy, blistery, and red initially and then may develop a yellowish crust. It spreads by contact, and scratching makes it worse. Impetigo can occur anywhere on the body, but it's commonly found around the mouth and nose.

Practicing good hygiene

  • Practice good hygiene to avoid catching or spreading contagious skin diseases.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water. Don’t share any clothing, hair items, or towels with other people.
  • You should also change and launder all of your bedsheets and pillowcases weekly to help prevent the spread of contagious conditions. Teach your children to practice these precautions too.

If you or your child develops a skin rash, make an appointment with a Dermatologist. They can help identify the cause and prescribe appropriate treatment.

Best Child Skin Care in Nallagandla, Hyderabad

Dr. A. Sai Sandeepthi and her staff provide up-to-date skincare solutions to patients. If you are facing Skin Problems in Kids, you can meet us, we are experts in Child Skin Care and we are offering the best services of Child Skin Care in Nallagandla, Hyderabad. At Eudermiz, Dr. A. Sai Sandeepthi is a specialist in Child Skin Care, has many years of experience.

At Eudermiz, our primary mission and the ultimate goal are to achieve clear and healthy skin and Hair for our clients. We treat all types of Skin & Hair related problems. With our advanced training and education in all aspects of Skin Care and Hair Care, we utilize the best innovative technologies for Skin & Hair Treatment. We at Eudermiz offer specialized Child Skin Care Services that include highly effective ingredients and technologies.

Call us to book an Appointment for Child Skin Care at Eudermiz, our mobile no. Is +91-63055 35324, you can also Email us for an appointment. Our email ID is - [email protected], Our Clinic Address is #Plot No. 52 & 53, P.B.N.R Plaza, 1st Floor, Nallagandla, Serlingampally, Hyderabad-19, Telangana.


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