SPECIALISED SKINCARE FOR KIDS
Infant and children's skin is different from adult skin. The cells are smaller and the collagen fibres are thinner. Compromised barrier development, impaired skin function makes the skin vulnerable to chemical damage, microbial infections, and skin diseases, possibly risking the general health of the infant. Preterm newborns are even more at risk. Dr. DASH has further specialised in Paediatric Dermatology post her MD (Dermatology) from one of premier medical institutions in India, CMC (Vellore). She has the right mix of expertise and experience in treating skin conditions in children.
Atopic dermatitis is a condition that makes a child's skin red and itchy. It's common in children but can occur at any age. Atopic dermatitis is a chronic problem and tends to flare periodically. It may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever. Dr. DASH not only prescribes effective treatments and but also self-care measures can relieve itching and prevent new outbreaks.
An infantile hemangioma (IH) is a type of birthmark that happens when a tangled group of blood vessels grows in or under a baby's skin. Infantile hemangiomas become visible in the first few days to weeks after a baby is born. The majority of IH are isolated to the skin; sometimes may be associated with internal organ involvement or anomalies.
Diaper dermatitis is caused by overhydration of the skin, maceration, prolonged contact with urine and feces, retained soaps / creams. But it may be triggered by bacterial, candida infection or allergies. And sometimes be mistaken for inverse psoriasis. Hence it requires timely medical attention.
Scabies is a common parasitic infection caused by mite. It can get transmitted by infected clothes or person. It is accompanied by intense itching especially at night. If not treated timely, it can spread to other members in the family. Right diagnosis and treatment prevents lesions from flaring up.
Molluscum appears has tiny asymptomatic pearly white papules on skin. They are caused by viral infection. If not treated, they may grow in size or no. and also infect other members in the family. Treatment includes needling and curretage under topical anaesthesia.
Children are prone to skin infections due lower skin immunity. Infections like impetigo, folliculitis, head lice, ringowrm, tinea versicolor, tinea capitis, kerion, and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome are common in children. They may simply appear as a rash and need a expert eye to diagnose and treat effectively.