Paediatric Dermatology Services
Some skin conditions including certain rashes and skin infections affect children more than adults.
Some of the common paediatric dermatology conditions we see in our clinic include:
Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a very common inflammatory skin condition
Treatment for Eczema
- Emollients and
- Topical steroids and non-steroids anti-inflammatory creams
- Oral antihistamines to relieve itchy symptoms
- In severe cases, oral steroids, wet wraps, phototherapy or oral anti-inflammatory medicines may be required.
Skin infections in children are common because children’s immune system is still developing and infections can spread easily amongst children as they are often in close proximity with other children.
Common Skin Infections in Children Include:
Impetigo is a common acute bacterial skin infection affecting young children and is highly contagious hence early treatment is important. Impetigo often affects children with eczema. The condition is
Molluscum contagiosum and viral warts are common viral infections in children. Molluscum contagiosum are small pinkish spots with a central pit. Treatment
Viral warts may take on many forms. Treatment
Ringworm, or tinea, is a common infection caused by a fungus and is highly contagious. The condition may affect the body, scalp, feet