6 Common Skin Problems With Babies And Here Is How To Prevent Them 6 Common Skin Problems With Babies And Here Is How To Prevent Them
It’s important to know about the different childhood skin problems that children commonly experience. Sometimes people don’t find out about these until it happens... 6 Common Skin Problems With Babies And Here Is How To Prevent Them

It’s important to know about the different childhood skin problems that children commonly experience. Sometimes people don’t find out about these until it happens to their child. But, understanding about these skin problems that might happen will help lessen the fear, and help you be prepared and maybe even prevent some of them.

      1. Hives – These are raised itchy, red and white welts that are a sign of an allergy of some kind. They can be caused by skin contact or by something that was ingested or breathed though the air. Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint what caused the outbreak. It might require allergy tests and blood tests to help determine the cause. Usually they can be treated successfully with a normal dose of Benadryl.
      2. Heat Rash – This red rash that is often accompanied by small blisters is caused by hot, humid conditions combined with tight clothing that doesn’t breathe easily. Heat rash goes away when the skin cools off. You can treat it at home easily just by cooling the area. The only issue that can happen is if you catch a secondary skin infection, making the rash worse.
      3. Contact Dermatitis – This happens to the skin after it comes into contact with an irritant. It’s usually red, itchy and inflamed. Usually, there is nothing to do but try to relieve discomfort and keeping the area clean to prevent secondary infections. Also, it might be important to identify the cause to avoid it in the future.


      1. Ringworm – This circular red, scaly, itchy rash is caused by a type of fungus called dermatophytes. It’s not even a worm at all, but gets its name because it looks like a round worm under the skin. It can be spread by towels and other contact with the fungus. To treat ringworm, just wash with soap and water and then treat dried rash with antifungal cream per the directions on the package. Keep covered to avoid transmitting to others and spreading.
      2. Chickenpox – This is a very contagious disease that is becoming less common due to the creation and use of the chickenpox vaccine. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, and creates a blistering rash that itches and also sometimes causing fatigue and fever. Treatment consists of using something to relieve itching like chamomile lotion and treating other systems such as fever or sore throat. While usually mild, chickenpox can be very serious for those who are immune compromised. It is recommended that everyone get the vaccine.
      3. Eczema – This is just an itchy rash that looks like dry patches of skin. It can easily be treated with creams and lotions. Many times if you treat the underlying condition such as allergies, the symptoms go away.

Don’t allow these childhood skin conditions to frighten you. It’s a little scary at first learning about them but now you know about them there’s no need to panic if you see signs of one of these skin problems in your child. Thankfully, the most dangerous skin conditions have vaccines now.

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  • Khala

    2016-08-19 #1 Author

    Thankful my baby haven’t been through any of these

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  • uloma

    2016-08-19 #2 Author

    Great site

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  • Delepuff

    2016-08-22 #3 Author

    This site is really helpful tnx for the tips…

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  • aramide jimoh

    2016-08-22 #4 Author

    Thanks alot

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  • Ranita

    2016-08-28 #5 Author

    This was helpful thanks for the tips

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  • Jahmeeka Stephen

    2016-08-28 #6 Author

    This is really helpful to know about my baby

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  • Miora

    2016-08-29 #7 Author

    Love this site! Just glad my daughter hasn’t experienced any really serious skin problems and she’s already a year old..

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  • Brandi green

    2016-08-30 #8 Author

    My daughter has eczema and I use hydrocortisone and a ecezma lotion and it goes away over night. Always use scent free soaps and detergents for babies with eczema its really easy to control. Love the site

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  • Shocovia Bailey

    2016-08-31 #9 Author

    Very Helpful Tips!!

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  • Aaliyah

    2016-09-02 #10 Author

    Thanks A lot .

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  • Tiffany

    2016-09-03 #11 Author

    Thanks Tips Are Very Useful

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  • Okunima hope

    2016-09-27 #12 Author

    So amazing

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  • Bella evalt

    2016-10-11 #13 Author

    Great read!! Very helpful.

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  • Asya

    2016-10-15 #14 Author

    Omg this is terrible thanks for the heads up !

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  • Tanneil Bozeman

    2016-12-06 #15 Author

    Great article. Thanks very helpful

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  • Evonnie S Jackson

    2016-12-14 #16 Author

    This Helps A lot ! My Little Sister Had Eczema . Very Helpful

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  • Savannah Bruce

    2016-12-21 #17 Author

    This website is very helpful!

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  • Keysha

    2017-01-04 #18 Author

    This was so helpful! My daughter has eczema really bad, I’ve managed to keep it under control by using euccerin.

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    • Brenda

      2017-07-10 #19 Author

      Hello, please help. I have a 3 year old boy with eczema. What can I use to control eczema cos its too much.

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  • Hunter Hamilton

    2017-01-11 #20 Author

    very good tips and i never knew half of this so great information and to know .

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  • Felix Mitchell

    2017-02-06 #21 Author

    My son has skin problems

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  • Mischa

    2017-02-14 #22 Author

    Great article. I look for any rashes on my son all the time.

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  • Vonya

    2017-02-26 #23 Author

    Very helpful I really like this site

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  • edril

    2017-02-28 #24 Author

    yes very helpful tips

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  • Cella

    2017-03-06 #25 Author

    My mom told me an old remedy to cure a rash on a baby’s bottom. She said to put some while flour on a skillet and cook it till its light tan and rub it on your baby’s rash and it will be gone after 3 applications.

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  • Shalmika Hill

    2017-03-08 #26 Author

    This reading was helpful. My child suffers from eczema. Although cremes and lotions are good…organic coconut oil works also.

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  • lanibel

    2017-03-08 #27 Author

    My daughter has Eczema however is well control with the creams and lotions we are using. But we always open to new helpful ideas.

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  • TaylorRoberson

    2017-04-21 #28 Author

    My baby girl has a terrible heat rash under her neck and has been having skin problems since she’s been a week old. This article is very helpful and thanks for the tips.

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  • TaylorRoberson

    2017-04-21 #29 Author

    My baby girl has a bad heat rash under her neck and has been having skin problems every since she’s been a week old. This article provides many helpful tips. Thanks

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  • Debby

    2017-04-23 #30 Author

    Tanx alot for this beautiful tips… Is really helpful

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  • Kimberly West

    2017-04-29 #31 Author

    I just had a baby a week ago on 4/22 and I found this article very interesting. It helps me in looking out for symptoms and prevention.

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  • Moriah

    2017-05-03 #32 Author

    Muster also works wonders on baby acne

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  • Sydney Nall

    2017-05-23 #33 Author

    This was so helpful

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  • Annie

    2017-06-08 #34 Author

    Very helpful tips

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  • Alexis

    2017-06-22 #35 Author

    Very Good Tips , Especially Since My Baby Is In Daycare , I Will Know What To Expect & How To Treat It

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  • Odecia

    2017-06-27 #36 Author

    This reading was helpful i can know what to do

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  • Sara

    2017-07-17 #37 Author

    Very very helpful

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  • Jocelle Maranan

    2017-09-16 #38 Author

    This article is helpful, since my baby has skin problem too.thank you

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