All children at some time get a rash, dots or some kind of change in the skin. For example, there may be eczema, birthmarks or rashes due to infections. This image guide provides examples of common manifestations or ones that it may be important to keep track of.
Do you or your child have skin rashes? Can it be eczema? Here you can read about what the rash may be due to and when to seek care. Here is a picture guide that shows different rashes and skin changes in children.
Seborrheic eczema is a mild eczema that usually occurs when the baby is a few months. Seborrheic eczema in the scalp is called a scab or milk scab. Scabies are common in children up to one year of age, but even older children can get scabies. Seborrheic eczema does not infect and usually go to treat itself.
Medallion sickness affects the body, usually in school-aged children and young adults. The disease is most common in spring and autumn. Medallion sickness often goes away by itself within six weeks, but sometimes it can take longer.
Nose rashes appear as raised itchy rashes, which are light red or have the same color as the skin. They can vary in shape, from small individual rashes to large contiguous areas. Typical of hives is that they can quickly change both shape and location without leaving any marks after they disappear.
Lichen ruber planus is a skin disease. The name means roughly red, flat rash. The rash usually sits on the wrists, ankles or lower legs, but can also be spread over the body. Sometimes they can sit in scars or damaged skin. The rash can also be found in the mouth and genital area. Most often, the rash disappears by […]
There are two types of contact eczema, allergic and non-allergic. You may get allergic contact eczema if your skin has been in contact with something you are allergic to. You usually get non-allergic contact eczema on your hands. It is also called hand eczema. It occurs when the skin's natural protection becomes weaker, for example if you wash frequently.
Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that causes the skin to become dry, red and often itchy. You may get eczema if the skin's outer protective layer has weakened or damaged. For example, it may be due to dry skin, abrasion or that you have come into contact with substances that irritate the skin or that you are allergic to. Eczema is not contagious.
Atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema, is a skin disease that is common in young children. It turns out to be dry, red and itchy rash. Before the age of one, the rash usually starts on the cheeks and then come elsewhere. From the age of two, they usually settle into arm folds or kneecaps. Therefore, eczema is also called flexural eczema.