Pediatric dermatoses includes diseases and skin care requirements in individuals from birth to adolescence, a relatively short period in lifetime when significant physiological, psychological, and maturity changes take place. Such conditions are one of the most common presentations in a dermatology clinic and reflect the health and hygiene status of children. The incidence and severity of these skin lesions are influenced by geographical area, seasonal and cultural factors, and socioeconomic status. Kids are constantly exposed to high levels of dirt and germs, so it’s crucial that they learn how to properly care for their skin. Starting early will ensure that they will continue caring for their skin into adulthood. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
- Use of Gentle Skin Cleansers
- Liberal use of Moisturizers
- Sun Protection
- Everyone loves the idea of their baby smelling great, but products with fragrances are often associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory problems, and other side effects. To avoid any skin complications, ensure the moisturizer you choose is fragrance-free.
- Parabens are widely used as preservatives in body washes, shampoos, facial cleansers, and deodorants. They can also cause irritations and allergies in young children, so it’s best to avoid these as well.
- Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (FRPs) are sometimes used to help prevent bacterial growth, but this chemical can also lead to allergies and irritation and may even be harmful to the immune system. It’s a good idea to avoid any cleansers, body washes, conditioners, or shampoos with this ingredient.
- Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)/Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). Approximately over 90 percent of shampoos and body washes contain sulfates.6 SLSs can irritate the eyes, skin. So. It is best to avoid such products for your children.