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Common Skin Conditions Pediatric Urgent Care Can Treat In Houston
Everybody wants their skin clear and problem-free. But many become helpless when acne starts appearing on the skin. It is a skin condition in which pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads start forming on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, and back. This occurs when pores become blocked with oil, dead skin, or dust. Acne begins from puberty and mostly affects the teenagers. However, different types of acne may also affect younger children.
When should you see a doctor?
For some, acne is not a significant cause of concern as it clears within a few days. However, there are many for whom pimples become a problematic issue as it spread on the entire face and does not clear on its own. Children might even experience pain if the condition becomes worse. In such cases, the patient should prefer consulting a doctor, specifically a dermatologist, to seek medical help. The doctor would prescribe medicines to reduce their effects. If not treated on time, pimples might last for decades.
Minor skin rash and infections
Blisters are bumps on the upper layer of the skin that are filled with fluid. The fluid-filled bumps are usually painful and quite uncomfortable. These filled bumps are not a sign of any serious problem and would heal on their own without any medication. However, there are times when these bumps might need treatment. If blisters extend to a large part of the body or when their size increases reasonably, you should take the child to the doctor.
What causes fluid-filled bumps?
In children, blisters may form due to particular material not suiting their skin like, clothes and shoes. It may also appear due to friction of material with the skin. Children can also get these bumps from insect bites or dermatitis. Viral infections such as chickenpox and cold sore may also cause blisters in children.
It is best to seek your doctor’s help if the bumps do not go away with a few days, and the child becomes irritable.
Mouth and cold sores
Most children, before they turn five experience mouth and cold sores. Cold sores are blisters that pop up during fever around lips and mouth and sometimes around nose, cheek and chin. Mouth and cold sores settle on their own within 1 to 2 weeks.
Symptoms of mouth sores
Mouth sores begin in the form of blisters, filled with liquid. These blisters may also form inside the mouth in addition to appearing on lips. The blisters then turn into sores when they begin to ooze. This makes eating and speaking difficult for children. The sores than form crust before they disappear.