Skin stains in children - treatment and prevention

What can you do against the rash?

Viral infectious diseases such as measles, rubella, chickenpox, three-day or ring rubella can only be treated symptomatically, in addition to antipyretic measures and adequate hydration especially a high isolation of the patient (eg, no kindergarten or school visit) is advisable, so that the highly infectious disease is not transmitted to others becomes. Bacterial diseases such as scarlet fever or impetigo contagiosa need to be treated with antibiotics, as scarlet fever can lead to late complications such as valvular valve changes, or to lichen infections resulting in infections of the eyes or sinuses.

Treat allergies, eczema & psoriasis

In allergies, avoiding the triggering allergen is the main therapy. Many allergic rashes occur in infancy as soon as first foods are supplemented. By adding just one new food to your child's diet at a time, you can quickly identify intolerances and easily eliminate the food. Prevent contact with the allergen and your child's skin will thank you.

If you have eczema and psoriasis, your dermatologist will inform you about possible treatments - however, you may need to try different products until you have found the right condition for your child's skin. In addition, skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis or psoriasis often respond to certain triggers such as stress (illness, special events such as school enrollment, birthday), diet or sunlight: A sensitive handling of these triggers helps to limit the skin damage.

Porphyria and pemphigoid diseases usually involve not only local care, but a long-lasting systemic therapy with substances such as cortisone, which inhibit the immune system.

Vaccination protects against viral infectious diseases

Especially against the viral infectious diseases, there are effective vaccinations, which are offered in the context of preventive care. The Standing Vaccination Commission (STIKO) currently recommends that children under the age of 14 be vaccinated at least once against measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox. The use of combination vaccines reduces the number of unpleasant procedures, and modern vaccines tend to be well tolerated.

Although there has been an increase in vaccine drowsiness in Germany over the last twenty years, vaccination coverage for diseases such as hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza and whooping cough has increased over the past five years. Unfortunately, in the case of measles, the increase in vaccination rates has not yet led to a nationwide elimination of measles viruses - the vaccination rates are still below 80 percent because of the often missed second vaccination.

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