The most frequent children’s skin disease is atopic dermatitis. It is a disease of the developed countries with its incidence is increasing rapidly. It is characterised by dry and sensitive skin with occasional itching and rashes.
Treating skin with specialized products is usually the A to Z of the treatment. Local medical treatment is required for rushes. New factors, such as local calcineurin inhibitors (Elidel, Protopic) and Atopiclair are excellent therapeutic choices, limiting the use of cortisone.
Equally common are also viral diseases that are quite easy to transmit and therefore require prompt diagnosis and treatment.
Molluscum contagiosum occurs in nursery schools, kindergartens and schools and is manifested as white bumps that do not fade away. It is treated in the practice with specialized tweezers or cryotherapy.
Warts appear on the face and body. Those appearing on the soles are usually transmitted in swimming pools. It is a very resistant virus that remains in the environment (Mole mapping). We usually use local keratolytic solutions, diathermocoagulation, cryotherapy or specialized lasers.
Mole mapping during childhood is of great importance. We can thus monitor birthmarks or moles that appear during the first months of life (congenital moles). We can also map new moles that appear with age (acquired moles).