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Common Rashes in Children

With the school year half over, you as a parent may have your own struggles with the school days; homework, extracurricular activities, conferences, etc. However, have you ever thought about how your child’s skin health can play a role in their ability to thrive at school?

Rashes can unfortunately be show-stoppers in school (not in a good way), and affect your child’s self confidence. A rash can be caused from numerous different things such as a skin irritant, an allergy, bacteria, or even a virus. Let’s take a look at three common skin rashes.

Eczema


Some basic things can be done to control eczema:

  1. Establish a daily dry skin care routine. Wash with luke warm water, use a non-drying cleanser, pat the skin dry, avoid vigorously rubbing, and moisturize from head to toe.

  2. Avoid scratching or itching. Avoid known triggers or known irritants.

  3. Antihistamines can be used to aid from itching, both during the day and at night

  4. Corticosteroids can be used to help reduce the inflammation

Molluscum Virus


While these are some of the most common rashes we see in children, there are other rashes that may be troubling your child. If your child has a rash, one of our skilled providers can help to diagnosis and develop a treatment regimen personalized to your child’s needs.


Impetigo