Wellness - Allergies | 3-10 yrs

Common Childhood Skin Problems

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The human skin is delicate and prone to many diseases. A child’s skin is even more delicate and needs that extra care and protection. There are many skin problems that children can face during their childhood. According to an article published in WebMD, some of the common childhood skin problems include – eczema, ringworm, chickenpox, fifth disease, impetigo, warts, heat rash, contact dermatitis, hand-foot-mouth disease, hives, scarlet fever and roseola.

Each of these problems have their own symptoms and cures, most of which are dealt with in the ClipBook below. However, remember to take your child to a doctor immediately if your child’s skin rash worsens over a period of time. According to an article published in University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, “Certainly any rash in a child who appears ill should be evaluated immediately by a physician. Any rash that is steadily worsening and spreading should be evaluated. Parents also should realize that it is possible to become allergic, or irritated, by over-the-counter treatments. It is not a good idea to go from over-the-counter therapy to over-the-counter therapy without an idea of what you are treating.”

Remember to keep an eye on your child’s skin health and consult a physician immediately if you see any symptom of an impending disease.

To know more about some of the common childhood skin problems, please go through the ClipBook below. 


Fifth Disease

Fifth disease, which is especially common in kids between the ages of 5 and 15, usually produces a distinctive red rash on the face that makes a child appear to have a "slapped cheek." The rash then spreads to the trunk, arms, and legs.

Heat Rash

Heat rash, also known as "prickly heat" or "summer rash," is an eruption of little bumps (and sometimes tiny blisters) on the skin that can show up when your baby overheats. The bumps may appear red, especially on light skin. Children of all ages ...


Chickenpox is a common childhood illness caused by a virus. Children with chickenpox need to stay home from school and day care.

Eczema In Children

Eczema is a non-contagious, inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by itching, redness, and scaly rashes. These symptoms can be painful, cause skin coloring changes, and blisters. Symptoms of eczema often appear on the arms, legs, hands...


A child with scabies may have a bumpy red rash. Sometimes, raised wavy lines appear where the mites have burrowed, especially on the inner part of the wrist or between the fingers or toes.

Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common infection that causes mouth ulcers and spots on the hands and feet. It's most common in young children – particularly those under 10 – but can affect older children and adults as well.


Measles, also called rubeola, is a highly contagious respiratory infection that's caused by a virus. It causes a total-body skin rash and flu-like symptoms, including a fever, cough, and runny nose.

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