Pediatric pathologies skin

Written by: Dr. Xavier Viñallonga Sardà
Published: | Updated: 16/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The skin pathologies are different according to the age of the child. In the newborn congenital lesions are seen as vascular malformations or melanocytic nevus. In the infant, seborrheic dermatitis and dermatitis nappy area are very frequent. When the child is already more mayorcito find warts, molluscum, impetigo and acquired nevus ( moon ). The typical skin disease of adolescence is the acne, and at any age can see one of the most frequent dermatological pathologies in childhood, the atopic dermatitis.


Causes and symptoms of skin pathologies

Each skin pathologies in pediatric age has a different etiology. They are of genetic cause, although some are inflammatory diseases by excess sebum or dry skin. Some as impetigo and warts have an infectious origin, acne and hormonal influence exists.

As for the symptomatology depends on each type of lesion. Some are asymptomatic and only shown as a single spot on the skin. Others, however, such as atopic dermatitis, can produce a intense itching.


Treatment of skin pathologies

the treatment, like symptomatology, is specific to each pathology. Some like atopic dermatitis, seborrheic or honeycomb, need-based topical treatment lotions, creams, ointments, ungüents or appropriate to each case soaps. Others may require treatment by mouth, as in some cases of impetigo and acne. Also in molluscum curettage or in some surgical excision may be necessary nevus.

The consequences of these pathologies in the child's life are not very important, but in the case of atopic dermatitis, if not properly controlled with treatment, can cause constant discomfort and itching. The warts or molluscum untreated prevent the child can go to the pool. In the case of acne psychological repercussions in adolescence may be important. And do not forget possible long-term consequences such as malignant lesions such as nevus.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Xavier Viñallonga Sardà

Featured pediatrician with over 25 years experience. He is an expert in skin diseases and early detection of visual and hearing problems. He is currently the Chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Chiron Dexeus in Barcelona.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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