A variety of different spots and rashes can occur in infants and kids that can sometimes be tricky to diagnose and manage. Common infective skin conditions such as viral warts, molluscum contagiosum, scabies and impetigo (school sores) all have their various treatment options.
Birth marks are often harmless but can be a nuisance or significant cosmetic or functional concern. Rarely and infrequently, they may be associated with other medical problems. While most haemangiomas (strawberry marks) are harmless and will resolve with time, others may need further investigation or treatment to prevent complications. A port wine stain is another type of birthmark that is often harmless and can be treated with lasers with varying success.
There are many other skin conditions and rashes that can occur in children and some are the same as those encountered in adults. These include eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo and even acne.
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