-- Sponsored Links --
The numbers vary in the amount of skin rashes that can affect children’s lives every day. The rashes can range from common childhood itchy rashes to more severe. Some more frequent skin rashes that occur in children are, eczema, chicken pox and ringworm.
Eczema is one of the most common early childhood rashes. This skin rash normally affects infants and young children. Eczema can cause skin inflammation, which is extremely uncomfortable. Another name used for eczema is dermatitis. This skin irritation is normally atopic and can be caused by stress, allergic reactions, and other irritants. The rash will cause the skin to feel dry and itchy. Eczema cannot be cured but there are medications that can be used to relieve the skin irritation.
Chicken pox is also associated with early childhood skin rashes. Chicken pox used to be very common among children, until the Varicella vaccination became available. Chicken pox appears as raised bumps that resembles insect bites. The bumps will be filled with a fluid-like liquid. The fluid will usually ooze out and crust over. Chicken pox is highly contagious, which mean it can easily be spread from one child to the other.Chicken pox in most children can be mild, but in some cases can be more severe. Mild cases are usually treated with an antihistamine, which provides relief of the itchiness.
Another popular itchy skin rash among children is ringworm. This rash is a fungal infection, which is very contagious. There are no real worms present in the body from this infection. The infected area will appear as a round circle, the inside of the circle will not look infected, which will give the area its appearance of a ring. Fungal infections occur usually in areas that are kept moist or damp. To treat the infected area, it is important to keep it dry and cool. There are many anti-fungal creams and powders that are available over the counter. Always consult your physician if the over the counter medicine is not working.
As stated earlier, there are many itchy childhood skin rashes, some which are common and others which are not, due to vaccination existence.
-- Sponsored Links --