Childhood Dermatosis

Childhood dermatosis is a common skin condition that can cause itchy, irritated rashes to form. Children and infants have sensitive skin, and it is not uncommon for their skin to become inflamed, irritated, or itchy. Growing up, children and infants may experience childhood rashes from time to time, and this is completely normal. A child’s skin can become irritated for a number of reasons, but we can help create the most effective and safe treatment regimen to treat your child.

What is childhood dermatosis?

Childhood dermatosis is the general term for a rash or skin irritation that your child may experience in response to a certain shampoo, lotion, or hygienic product. Children also may experience a rash or irritation due to some foods, drinks, or underlying medical conditions. Often times, childhood rashes can be easily treated and are not considered dangerous. If your child is uncomfortable, in pain, or feeling unwell due to a persistent rash, please contact us so that we can help treat your child’s rash or dermatosis and manage his or her symptoms.

Common causes for rashes in infants and children include:

  • Sensitivity to soaps or hygienic products
  • Eczema
  • Chickenpox
  • Hand, foot, and mouth disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Prickly heat

What are childhood dermatosis treatments?

There are many childhood dermatosis treatments available to help manage children’s rashes. Our dermatologists can recommend or prescribe a treatment option depending on the cause of your child’s rash. Taking into account your child’s overall health, medical history, and symptoms, our dermatologists can help create a safe treatment regimen to reduce and eliminate any discomfort, pain, or itching that your child is experiencing. Common childhood rash treatments include oral medications and topical agents.

An oral medication such as an antifungal or antibiotic medicine may be prescribed to your child to help reduce the symptoms that he or she is experiencing. Oral medication can help soothe irritated skin and eliminate the cause of the rash at the source. On the other hand, a topical antifungal or antibiotic may be prescribed. A topical agent is a cream, lotion, or gel that is applied directly to the affected area. These agents can provide an immediate relief of any burning, itching, or discomfort caused by a rash, while treating the cause at the source.

How can I learn more about a childhood dermatosis treatment?

Our dermatologists would be glad to discuss a childhood dermatosis treatment with you. To request a personal consultation with our dermatologists to discuss a childhood dermatosis treatment, please request an appointment online or call 212.838.0270.

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