04 Sep Children’s Dermatitis – Signs & Symptoms
Children’s Dermatitis, also known as ‘atopic dermatitis’ is an inflammatory skin condition characterised by an itchy, scaly red rash. In some children the itchiness is so severe it can interrupt their sleep and scratching their skin can lead to infection. Symptoms can be painful, cause blisters and changes to the colour of their skin. Rashes appear on the legs, arms, face and hands.
Children with a family history of allergic conditions such as asthma or hay fever have an increased risk for developing eczema. Children’s dermatitis is often associated with childhood food allergies but flare-ups can also be caused by soap, dust mites, mould, pollen, dog or cat dander, woollen clothes, dry climate and other variables.
Signs & Symptoms of Children’s Dermatitis include:
- ✅ Dry, red inflamed skin lesions that appear on face, neck trunk and particularly flexures of elbows and knees
- ✅ Itching and/or oozing and crusting of lesions
- ✅ Blistering of skin, particularly on the hands and feet
- ✅ Skin can become wet and weepy if infected
- ✅ Peeling
- ✅ Swollen
- ✅ Sore
- ✅ Bleeding