Childhood dermatitis, also known as eczema or atopic eczema, is a very common skin disease, suffered by between 10 and 20 percent of children. This eczema has different ways of presenting itself and appearing.
It can be located at different areas of the body of children, and their forms of manifestation depend fundamentally on their causes.
The most common symptoms of dermatitis are itching and rashes on the skin that cause scratching and consequently inflammation. In general, what can cause dermatitis are dirt, humidity or heat. Thanks to these three elements, the viruses, fungi and bacteria in the affected areas of the skin and, therefore, the best way to relieve the symptoms of dermatitis is to keep the skin clean, dry and well cared for.
Diaper Rash or Rashes or Eczema
It is an intense redness of the gluteal area, more frequent during the first months of life. It can be accompanied by small scratches.
Causes of diaper rash or rash or eczema
It is due to the irritant action of the urea in the urine, which is transformed into ammonia by the action of bacteria.
Treatment of diaper rash or rash or eczema
A doctor should be consulted in case of infection. Otherwise, change diapers more frequently and expose the buttocks to the action of the open air. To prevent scalding, it is advisable to apply silicone-based protective creams to the affected area.
An inflammation of the skin that mainly affects the scalp, but can spread to the face, the wings of the nose, the eyebrows and the eyelids. It is a red, itchy, and scaly rash.
Causes of seborrheic dermatitis
It is due to an overactivity of the sebaceous glands.
Treatment of seborrheic dermatitis
At home you can remove the scabs with almond oil and a suitable shampoo indicated by the pediatrician. If the case is severe, the pediatrician will prescribe a steroid cream. Avoid scratching the child by cleaning the affected area well and do not keep it in contact with soaps and detergents.
An inflammation of the skin that appears between two and eighteen months of age. The skin appears red, scaly, and dry. It causes much more burning and itching than seborrheic dermatitis.
And this is the most irritating symptom since it causes scratching and insomnia, many times. Atopic dermatitis spreads to the neck, ankles, knees, and elbows, places where sweating is higher.
It is an inflammation caused by an inherited tendency, in addition to other factors such as allergy, infection, or even psychological. But there is nothing in particular as to the causes. You have to do a medical study.
To relieve the itching, the doctor will prescribe an anti-inflammatory cream, as well as other tips to help ease the symptoms of breakouts, and keep children's skin well-cared for and hydrated.
In some cases, depending on the level of inflammation in the rash, antibiotics may be necessary. At home, what can be done is to reduce contact with water, stop using soaps, and dry the affected area well and carefully. Look for the child's clothes to be 100% cotton. That is the first thing to do.
Patricia García Herrero. Copywriter
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