শুক্রবার, জুন ১৮, ২০২১

Infectious skin disorders of Children

Infectious skin disorders of Children

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Study revealed skin diseases  accounts about (20-30)% of child illness. The skin of the children differs from that of the adult or at the developing stage & premature.

  • Layers are thin,
  • bonding between cells are loose,
  • sebaceous & sweat glands are premature
  • less oil & sebum secretion,
  • sensations are not well developed
  • immune or defense power is less.

That’s why child’s are prone to inflammatory, infectious or allergic skin diseases. Specially in hot & humid weather there is outbreak of measles, chiken pox, impetigo. These diseases are very infectious & contagious too.

Infectious skin disease of children may classify as follows.

Viral: chiken pox or vaicella, measles,rubella or german measles, herpes simplex & zoster,warts, codylometa, mumps etc are from infection of virus.

Bacterial: Impetigo or summer boils, foliculitis, erysepleas, furuncle, carbunkcle, leprosy,anthrax are of bacterial origin.

Parasitic: these diseases are parasitic origin such as scabies, pediculosis, miasis, trombiculities, lectulariasis etc.

Fungul: funguses are responsible for this group of diseases. These are candidiasis,erythrasma,Tinea versicolor, tinea capitis, tinia pedis etc.

 Treatment:

As the skin of the children is very sensitive & needs urgent attention for treatment. Easily treated after finding the cause & proper diagnosis.

 Prevention:

  • keep children away from infected person;
  • Always keep your children’s garments clean & hygienic;
  • Children should be rested in comparatively cool place;
  • if sweats,clean & dry as early as possible;
  • Most of the viral diseases can be prevented by vaccination.

Remember if infectious skin diseases of children are not treated timely & properly,it could be serious.Even complication arises from diseases may fatal.

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