Skin rashes are common in kids, and in most cases, they are not a cause for concern. Still, knowing about the types of rashes in children helps parents distinguish what needs medical treatment and what can be cared for at home.
Insect bites are prevalent, especially with kids who are old enough to venture outdoors.
Most rashes from the bites of ants, mosquitoes, wasps, and even spiders are not dangerous unless the insect is poisonous or your child has an allergic reaction to them. In those cases, they will have other symptoms than the original rash.
The good news is that many repellents are available in the market to ward off mosquitoes and other insects.
Chickenpox or bulutong is also common among kids.
It is caused by the varicella virus and results in itchy bumps that later on turn to blisters and then crust over. Some kids may only have a few spots, but others will have widespread rashes.
There’s no specific treatment for chickenpox, but some medicines help ease the symptoms. For instance, paracetamol brings down fever and calamine lotion helps with itching. Finally, it’s important know that bulutong is a vaccine-preventable condition.
Also included in the common types of rashes in children is prickly heat rash or bungang araw.