Itches and bites and sores on the skin are common with kids. Someone spread to other members of the family. Treat any break in the skin with, care since it offers an easy entry for germs. Therefore, try to keep any sore place clean, and discourage a child from scratching even a mosquito bite. If you trim his nails short, it may help to prevent damage if he scratches while asleep.
You will need the doctor to treat all the following conditions. Using patient medicines may waste time, or cause further irritation.
If anyone has a skin disease be careful to keep his towels, wash cloths, linen, and clothing separate from others. Launder them with very hot water and press with a hot iron.
Athlete’s foot is a fungus infection that usually occurs between the toes where the skin is warm and moist. The medicine you use should be prescribed by a doctor, keep the child’s feet clean and dry.
Dust them with talcum powder. Athlete’s foot is most stubborn and prevalent in the summer, change socks daily. Air the shoes. Open shoes and sandals may cut down on foot perspiration.
Cold sores are uncomfortable blisters on the lip, in the mouth, or on the tongue which generally heal by themselves and respond to simple clean lines. They seem to appear in some children when they have colds or other illness.
Rinsing with warm water containing ½ teaspoon of salt or bicarbonate of soda per glass may provides relief for sores inside the mouth, if the child has fever complains of a very sore mouth, or has bleeding of the gums, call the physician or dentist. These may be symptoms of “trench mouth”: or other infections.
Is an infection caused by a variety of bacteria, and is extremely contagious. You may be first aware of conductivities when the child wakens with his eyelids glued shut by pus. It readily spreads from one member of the family to another unless extreme care is taken to keep towels, washcloths and other toilet articles separate.
A child’s eyes and eyelids may become reddened for a variety of reasons allergy sometimes causes red or inflamed eyes. Consider the the possibility of eyestrain a child blinks, squints or is generally irritable even very young children can be fitted with glasses. Eczema and hives are discussed under allergy.
Impetigo is a very contagious skin infection. It usually starts on the face with an itchy blister which oozes pus and crusts over. The child can readily infect others, or other areas of his own body, by carrying germs from the first sore. Prompt treatment can clear up the infection see your doctor. If neglected, impetigo spreads readily and paves the way for other infections.