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Common skin problems in children (II)

Skin problems in children: In the previous article, we refer to a number of common skin diseases in children and infants. Stay with us to learn more about other skin problems and symptoms, so that if you see these symptoms, you will find appropriate therapies.

Contact Dermatitis

Some kids’ skin reacts after touching foods, soaps, or plants like poison ivy, sumac, or oak.

Minor cases may cause mild redness or a rash of small red bumps.

This rash usually goes away in a week or two but can be treated with an anti-inflammatory cream like hydrocortisone.

Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease (Coxsackie)

Despite its scary name, this is a common childhood illness.

Which is caused by the Coxsackie virus.

It begins with fever, followed by wounds in the mouth and hands and feet.

These wounds are without itching.

This disease is contagious and spreads through coughing, sneezing, and so on.

After about a week, it will be resolved on its own.

Eczema

Kids prone to eczema may have other allergies and asthma.

But kids who get it tend to have a sensitive immune system.

Hives

Medicines such as aspirin (which kids should never take) and penicillin can set off hives.

Food triggers include eggs, nuts, shellfish, and food additives

Hives can be a sign of serious problems, especially when they come with breathing troubles or swelling in the face.

Scarlet Fever

A very common disease caused by a streptococcal infection.

Symptoms include:

  • sore throat,
  • fever,
  • abdominal pain
  • and headache

The disease is very contagious, although the disease itself may be treated .

He’ll probably  be treated with with antibiotics.

Roseola (Sixth Disease)

Roseola, a mild illness, gets its nickname from a list of six common childhood rashes.

Young kids 6 months to 2 years are most likely to get it.

It starts with a cold, followed by a few days of high fever (which can trigger seizures)

It shows up first on the chest and back, then hands and feet.

Reference:

WebMD

collected by :

Dr. Afsaneh Amin Ghafouri

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