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Uncomfortable-looking rashes and scaly patches start to form; it’s natural to worry. Skin rashes are common during childhood, and fortunately, many of these skin conditions can be cared for with medications and observations while at home. It’s important to understand that these skin conditions can be caused by numerous factors, and for some conditions like eczema, there’s no cure. Eczema flare-ups and other skin rashes can get better when provided with the right treatments, and our team at Rose Creek Pediatrics can help ease these symptoms when they appear.

Easing Symptoms of Eczema and Skin Rashes

Various skin rashes can develop for any reason and are considered common. Most rashes that develop are harmless and disappear within a few hours without treatment. However, it’s important to see your general practitioner or pediatrician for a proper diagnosis to learn about what could be causing the rash and how it can be treated. Rashes can develop from causes that include:

  • Hives: These small welts and swellings on the skin can be caused by an allergic reaction to certain foods and other environmental allergens and normally go away on their own. Viruses can also cause hives indicating signs of a cold or upper respiratory infection. Any signs of facial or lip swelling combined with difficult breathing mean you should seek urgent medical attention.
  • Allergy Rashes: Any substances that come in contact with your child’s skin can cause an allergic reaction, leading to skin rashes that are itchy and red. Our allergy tests can help determine the cause of your child’s allergy rash and provide medication.
  • Bacterial Rashes: The most common cause of rashes from a bacterial infection is impetigo. This condition often develops around the nose and can cause the rash to become raw and crusty. Our team can provide treatment for this condition through antibiotics.
  • Viral Rashes: Many viral infections can cause rashes in children. In cases where a viral infection may be the cause, it’s important to speak to your pediatrician to help diagnose and pay attention to its symptoms.
  • Medication Side Effects: Some medications provided to your child may also cause rashes as a side effect and may be caused by an allergic reaction to the medication.

Eczema also called atopic dermatitis, often runs in families and is linked to allergic conditions such as asthma. While there’s no cure for eczema, our pediatricians can provide effective steps and medications to help prevent flare-ups and ease its symptoms. Because it results from a skin barrier deficiency, this also means that your child will become more prone to skin infections. Addressing infections as soon as possible is the best way to prevent those infections from spreading and becoming worse.

Manage Your Child’s Health With Our Team

Because skin rashes and eczema are extremely uncomfortable conditions, our pediatricians can help advise you and your child through various treatment plans and medications. Our pediatric team will work closely with you to make sure that we can reduce signs of inflammation and help provide the best medical supervision as much as possible. For more information about our services, contact us today by calling 801-446-0102.

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