5 Common Skin Rashes In Children & Treatment

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A rash is a skin reaction, can be caused due to many things like allergies, medications, or irritants. While
playing and exploring things, your child can get an itchy and irritated skin, which can be a form of a rash. It can be a little difficult to diagnose. It may look dry or moist or may appear like a blister. They are extremely painful and irritating for your babies.
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Common reasons

A skin reaction occurs due to some kind of touch, maybe your child touched something, or maybe some
irritants got into their clothes, reasons could be many, here are a few

● Cloth dyes
● Cosmetic products and skincare with chemicals and fragrances
● Chemicals on toys made up of rubber or latex
● Food reactions
● Bacterial or fungal infections due to playing outside

Symptoms

Some of the symptoms are quite common, like

● Rashes and itchiness
● Redness and swelling
● Mild fever
● Stinging sensation and pain

5 of the most common skin rashes in children

Here is a list of the most common skin rashes in children along with their treatments

1. Flea bites

Fleas are tiny bugs, as small as the tip of a pen. It doesn’t have wings, so it jumps and
can get into your clothes. A bite from them can make your skin look sore and itchy. It’s really
hard to stop oneself from itchiness because the skin becomes red and irritated. Itching makes it
even worse, and the infection can actually spread. They generally target your legs and ankles.

You can notice the following symptoms:
● Small red, clustered bumps
● Red Halo, around the bite
● The bumps are usually in a straight line and look like a mosquito bite

You can treat them by the following ways
● Wash the rash with a mild foam
● Rub some diluted green tea oil over the affected area

2. Fifth disease

Also known as slapped cheek disease, this is very common in children and can result in
rashes all over their bodies. It’s spread by an airborne virus that spreads through the saliva.
Children, while spending time together, can share handkerchiefs and do cough openly, these are
the most common reasons for it. The symptoms can be
● Mild fever
● Headache and tiredness
● Runny and stuffy nose
To bring some ease to your child,

● Rub some diluted eucalyptus oil on the back and the chest area
● Make something warm to drink and keep them as cozy as possible

3. Impetigo

It’s a very common form of rashes in children. Usually, they appear around the mouth,
nose, and chin area. They look like fluid-filled blisters and can be really painful and
discomforting. It’s contagious in nature, and the main reason for this is the breeding bacteria
that can find their grounds in any form of cuts and infections. The condition may look like
● Yellowish, crusty blisters with fluid inside
● Flaky and scaly skin

To treat this naturally, you need to make sure that your child uses separate towels and the affected area
stays as dry as possible

● Clean the area with some mild cleanser and apply some powder to keep it dry
● To keep the area sweat-free, make sure to wear loose cotton clothes

4. Ringworm

It appears as a circular-shaped rash that makes skin look scaly and dry. The middle of
the ring looks clean, but the edges are extremely itchy and irritated. It can appear in the scalp,
on the body, and most commonly on foot, specifically the toe.

To make it fade away, one needs to,
● Wash and clean the area and keep it dry
● Wear loose clothes, and in case it’s on foot, prefer an airy footwear
● Apply some turmeric or diluted apple cider vinegar on it, to make it disappear

5. Pacifier Rash

The most common form of rash when the babies are teething and constantly drooling,
the saliva can cause irritation and take the form of a drool rash. It looks like slightly red raised
patches with bumpy skin and does feel very discomforting for the child.

The cure for pacifier rashes naturally involves:
● Sterilizing your child’s toys
● Putting a thin coat of baseline around the irritated skin so to create a barrier between
the saliva and the skin
● Laying over the clean cloth soaked with cold water over the affected area for few
minutes.

To treat rashes naturally, make sure you do not let your child scratch the rashes. To avoid this, put some
fragrance-free moisturizer over the rash as well as make your child wear some breathable clothes. Don’t
forget to wash their scalp with an anti-dandruff shampoo to avoid any infections in the scalp area.

Author Bio:
Emylee  is a wellness lifestyle writer. She loves sharing her thoughts and personal experiences
related to natural remedies, yoga and fitness through her writing. She currently writes for How
To Cure. She can connect with others experiencing health concerns and help them through
their recovery journeys through natural remedies.

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