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Skin Infection in Children

Why does Your Child Get Skin Infection?

 

Your child’s defence system (immune system) is not fully developed till puberty and can catch infections.

 

What are the Common Skin Infections in Children?

Skin infections in children can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungus or parasites.

  • Bacterial infections producing blisters, pus or boils
  • Viral infection showing lumps called warts, molluscum contagiosum; blisters like herpes simplex, shingles and chickenpox; rashes like measles
  • Fungal infections like ringworm/tinea or candidiasis/yeast infections
  • Parasites eg. scabies

 

Treatment of Common Skin Infections in Children:

Bacterial Skin Infections

  • This is usually a Staphylococcal or Streptococcal infection. Antibiotics will be required, which can be taken orally or applied on the skin.

 

Viral Skin Infections

  • A viral wart (caused by human papilloma virus, HPV) is treated by liquid nitrogen, a cold gas. You can also use a corn plaster with salicylic acid.
  • Molluscum contagiosum, presents as small skin coloured lumps which require treatment.
  • Chickenpox (primary varicella) is usually not a major problem, however with extensive cases, an anti-viral drug called acyclovir may help. The child with chickenpox needs to be away from school and others for 14 days. There is vaccination available to prevent chickenpox
  • Cold sore (herpes simplex virus) occurs over the lips and can be recurrent. Application of acyclovir cream for 7 days may help.

 

Fungal Skin Infections

  • Tinea/ringworm infections are very common and treated with anti-fungal creams, which needs to be applied for at least two weeks until complete resolution, and then continued for another week thereafter (to ensure that the fungal spores are completely killed)
  • Candidiasis/yeast infections are also very common, and often affect the diaper region. An anti-fungal cream will help (same application advice as above for tinea/ringworm), together with good care of the diaper area (e.g. keeping it dry, regular diaper change)

 

Scabies

  • This is an annoying problem caused by a mite. It causes itch and blisters on the hands and feet.
  • Below 1 year, use permethrin lotion. Beyond a year of age, malathione 5% lotion is preferred.
  • The whole family and close contacts must all be treated as well, because scabies spreads very quickly.

Read other health topics related to skin conditions in babies and children: 

  • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

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Our Kids Clinic branches are conveniently located in the heartland and central areas of Singapore for a fast and fuss-free visit.

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Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
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Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

Are you an existing patient?
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Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
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Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

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Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
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Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
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Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

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Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
YesNo

Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

Are you an existing patient?
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Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
YesNo

Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

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Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
YesNo

Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

Are you an existing patient?
YesNo

19-29 May: No appointment at Kids Clinic @ Punggol as Dr Dave is away.

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Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
YesNo

Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

Are you an existing patient?
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Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
YesNo

Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

Are you an existing patient?
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Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
YesNo

Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

Are you an existing patient?
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Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
YesNo

Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

Are you an existing patient?
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Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
YesNo

Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

Are you an existing patient?
YesNo

For same-day consults/ appointments, kindly walk in to our clinics directly.

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Kids Clinic will be adopting strict precautionary measures in line with the MOH guidelines to protect you and your child. Please note that it is an offence under the Infectious Disease Act to lie about or hide any information regarding your symptoms, travel history and/or contact history.

Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
YesNo

Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

Are you an existing patient?
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Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
YesNo

Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

Are you an existing patient?
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Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
YesNo

Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

Are you an existing patient?
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Kids Clinic will be adopting strict precautionary measures in line with the MOH guidelines to protect you and your child. Please note that it is an offence under the Infectious Disease Act to lie about or hide any information regarding your symptoms, travel history and/or contact history.

Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
YesNo

Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

Are you an existing patient?
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Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
YesNo

Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

Are you an existing patient?
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Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
YesNo

Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

Are you an existing patient?
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Did you or your child return from overseas in the last 14 days?
YesNo

Does your child have a fever and/or cough, phlegm, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, or breathlessness?
YesNo

Please seek care at KKH or NUH Children’s Emergency.
If urgent PD care is not needed (e.g. vaccination), kindly book an appointment date 14 days from your date of return to Singapore.

Are you an existing patient?
YesNo

19-29 May: No appointment at Kids Clinic @ Punggol as Dr Dave is away.

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