How much do you know about these common skin conditions in children?

Allison Tsai | May 7, 2013

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These bumps can occur due to an allergic reaction to food, medication or environment, and are very itchy.
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  2. 0 Warts
  3. 0 Ringworm
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Hives usually disappear within a day and be be treated with OTC allergy medication. However, if there are additional symptoms, such as trouble breathing, it could be a severe allergic reaction and a trip to the emergency room is necessary. [5 Common Skin Conditions in Children That Aren't Usually Serious](http://www.healthcentral.com/skin-care/c/1443/160402/common-conditions-children)

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  1. These bumps can occur due to an allergic reaction to food, medication or environment, and are very itchy.

    Correct Answer: Hives

    Hives usually disappear within a day and be be treated with OTC allergy medication. However, if there are additional symptoms, such as trouble breathing, it could be a severe allergic reaction and a trip to the emergency room is necessary. [5 Common Skin Conditions in Children That Aren't Usually Serious](http://www.healthcentral.com/skin-care/c/1443/160402/common-conditions-children)

  2. This skin condition looks like red circle, typically on the stomach, feet or scalp.

    Correct Answer: Ringworm

    Ringworm is caused by a fungal infection, not worms, and getting it has nothing to do with being dirty. It's contagious, and can be passed on towels or clothing. It can also spread from an animal. It's treated with antifungal medication. Source: [5 Common Skin Conditions in Children That Aren't Usually Serious](http://www.healthcentral.com/skin-care/c/1443/160402/common-conditions-children)

  3. This rash develops in hot, humid weather.

    Correct Answer: Prickly heat

    Prickly heat, or heat rash, occurs when your child sweats, and the sweat glands become blocked. They look like small red bumps or blisters. Your child should stay in a cool environment until the rash goes away. Source: [5 Common Skin Conditions in Children That Aren't Usually Serious](http://www.healthcentral.com/skin-care/c/1443/160402/common-conditions-children)

  4. This rash occurs when your child touches something that causes a reaction.

    Correct Answer: Contact dermatitis

    Common culprits for contact dermatitis are poison ivy, soaps/detergents and household chemicals. Wash the area with warm, soapy water and use an anti-itch cream. If the rash is severe, a trip to the doctor is in order. Source: [5 Common Skin Conditions in Children That Aren't Usually Serious](http://www.healthcentral.com/skin-care/c/1443/160402/common-conditions-children)

  5. These skin lesion are white, dry and sometimes form in groups.

    Correct Answer: Warts

    Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus, and are contagious. They often appear on the fingers and the bottoms of feet. Don't pick at the wart, and it will likely go away with time. However, if it is bothering your child, there are treatments, such as freezing, medication and laser removal available. Source: [5 Common Skin Conditions in Children That Aren't Usually Serious](5 Common Skin Conditions in Children That Aren't Usually Serious http://www.healthcentral.com/skin-care/c/1443/160402/common-conditions-children)