It is common for children to develop rashes on their face or body throughout the years. Mystery rashes are a common concern for parents in the Plano community who have children of any age. This is a typical reason dermatologists see children, and can be easily addressed with a simple examination and diagnosis.
Below are some of the most common rashes on the face and body of children:
Infants may have acne as soon as they are born or shortly afterwards. These small whiteheads with reddish skin will go away on their own, but can be aggravated by harsh detergents, milk residue on the face, or when hot or upset.
Many children receive a chickenpox vaccine now, but it can still develop regardless of the vaccination. These red spots are often itchy and they progress to small blisters and can appear all over the body. They are often accompanied by a fever, headache, muscle aches, and nausea.
Often seen on the top of a baby’s head, this scalp condition occurs and appears as yellow scaly patches that may flake off like dandruff. Cradle cap can be treated with regular washing of the hair with baby shampoo and a soft brush to loosen flakes as it improves.
Eczema can occur on the body and it often is seen as flare-ups. It results in dry, itchy, and red skin that may crack or bleed. This condition often improves as children age, but it may be improved with topical solutions from your dermatologist.
Measles are rarely seen anymore because of vaccinations, but when they occur, it is often noticed as white spots on the mouth as well as a rash throughout the body. It may be itchy and uncomfortable and this can be addressed with hydrocortisone cream. This virus needs to run its course but should do so in just a few days. It may be accompanied with a fever, cough, red swollen eyes, and a runny nose.
Diaper rash, or “nappy rash,” may occur on the bottom and around the genitals due to wearing a diaper that is wet for longer than desired. Diaper rash creams can be used on the area while patients are advised to change any wet diapers as soon as possible, and allow children time outside of their diaper to stay dry and help reduce moisture in the area. Occasionally the rash can become complicated with a secondary yeast infection, which your dermatologist can diagnose and treat for you.
Why Choose DSA Dermatology?
At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX,
Dr. Achtman is a board-certified Dermatologist with over three decades of experience. Having graduated from the medical school of McMaster University, he also studied at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. In addition to possessing extensive training and experience in cosmetic enhancement techniques, Dr. Achtman is widely known as a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers. He is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Achtman goes the extra mile to understand your medical concerns and to ensure that he helps you meet your unique aesthetic goals.
Dr. Carmine G. McConnell is a board-certified physician in Plano TX. Having been trained at McMaster University, Canada, she went on to earn her board certification in Texas. Having served as Chief of Staff of her department at Plano Medical Center, she has over two decades of experience in practicing medicine in her practice and while assisting Dr. Achtman in the practice of dermatology. In addition to her extensive postgraduate training in laser therapy and aesthetic surgery, among other procedures, she possesses vast experience in both cosmetic dermatological techniques and family medicine. As a conscientious and caring physician, Dr. McConnell provides her patients with customized non-surgical treatments to help address health and aesthetic concerns related to the skin. She is also keen on helping patients understand their skin and how it can be cared for and protected.
Dr. Jordan Achtman is a board-certified dermatologist in DSA Dermatology at Plano, TX. Dr. J. Achtman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. His expertise spans general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. J. Achtman also has various special interests including chronic itch, infectious diseases of the skin, and the relationship between mental health and skin health. He is also very keen on helping patients form healthy skincare regimens and habits. In the hands of Dr. J. Achtman, you can be assured of innovative and cutting edge solutions for all your skin concerns.