3 Rashes Common in Kids That You Need to Know About

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Kids can be rather susceptible to rashes. This can be quite problematic for parents, especially if they aren’t used to dealing with these ailments. Given this, we thought it would be helpful to put together a brief article on common rashes that kids get. If this is something that you’re interested in learning more about, read on as we discuss contact dermatitis, eczema, and hives.

Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is a type of inflammation of the skin that occurs when the skin comes into contact with a substance that irritates it or causes an allergic reaction. The substance can be anything that comes into contact with the skin, such as detergents, cosmetics, or even the sun.

There are two types of contact dermatitis: irritant and allergic. Irritant contact dermatitis is the most common type and is caused by a substance that directly irritates the skin, such as a strong soap. Allergic contact dermatitis is less common and is caused by a substance to which the person is allergic, such as poison ivy.

Treatment for contact dermatitis depends on the severity of the symptoms. For mild cases, over-the-counter antihistamines or hydrocortisone creams may be enough to relieve the symptoms. For more severe cases, prescription medications may be necessary. In severe cases, the person may need to be hospitalized.

Eczema

Eczema is a condition in which the skin becomes itchy, red, and inflamed. It can affect people of any age, but is most common in children. There are many different types of eczema, but the most common is atopic dermatitis, which is often seen in people who have allergies or asthma.

There is no permanent cure for eczema, but there are treatments that can help to control the symptoms. These include topical corticosteroids, antihistamines, and moisturizers. In severe cases, oral corticosteroids or immunosuppressants may be necessary.

Hives

Lastly, we can’t talk about common rashes without talking about hives. Hives are itchy, red splotches that can appear on your skin. They’re often triggered by an allergic reaction to a food or medication. Hives can also be caused by an infection, stress, or exercise.

Most of the time, hives go away on their own within a few hours to a few days. But in some cases, they can last for weeks or longer. If you have hives that last more than six weeks, it’s called chronic hives.

Hives can be very uncomfortable. They can make you itch all over your body. And in some cases, they can make it hard to breathe. If you have hives and you’re having trouble breathing, you should call 911 or go to the emergency room right away.

Conclusion

Hopefully, this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you manage and deal with any rashes that your kids encounter. While this may seem scary at first, the information that we’ve outlined above should help make things easier for you. Feel free to refer back to this article if you spot any weird rashes on your kids.

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