Because their immune systems have yet to build up antibodies to many viruses, bacteria, and fungi that adults can simply shrug off, children are far more prone to skin infections. In fact, these infections are one of the most common causes of pediatric medical care, and they range from things like chicken pox and molluscum to ringworm.
For the most part, skin infections are quite mild and can be treated or even cured easily. If your child is experiencing a rash or other skin condition, visit a pediatric dermatologist right away for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. This is by far the best way to lessen the severity of the infection and reduce the risk for scarring and discomfort. Premier Dermatology is familiar with numerous skin infections and can help your child with the treatment he or she needs.