Dry skinDDry skinDry skinEnglishDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-13T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000069.0000000000000552.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>An overview of the signs, symptoms and treatment options for your child's dry skin.</p><h2>What is dry skin?</h2> <p>The skin has natural oils to keep it lubricated and soft. Sometimes, your child's skin stops producing oils. This leads to dry, irritated or itchy skin. If not treated properly, your child's skin can crack and get infected.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>The skin has natural oils to keep it lubricated and soft.</li> <li>Too much or too little bathing can lead to dry, irritated skin.</li> <li>You can prevent dry skin by having shorter baths with warmer water.</li> <li>Avoid harsh, drying soaps such as deodorant or antibacterial soaps.</li> <li>Place a cool-mist humidifier in your child's room to add moisture to the air inside your home.</li> </ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of dry skin</h2> <p>Dry skin may have some of the following signs or symptoms:</p> <ul> <li>dryness </li> <li>scaling or flaking</li> <li>irritation</li> <li>sensitive to the touch</li> <li>peeling </li> <li>cracking </li> </ul><h2>Causes of dry skin</h2> <p>There are many reasons why children develop dry skin, which include:</p> <ul> <li>a dry environment</li> <li>a child's active lifestyle</li> <li>medicines</li> <li>hormone fluctuations</li> <li>illness </li> </ul> <p>Too much (or too little) bathing can lead to dry skin. Exposing your baby's or child's skin to too much soapy water rinses away the body's natural lubricating oils. Rarely, a child is allergic or intolerant to moisturizers. Allowing your child to sleep, crawl or walk around in wet diapers can also lead to irritated, dry skin.</p> <p>Medical conditions like keratosis pilaris or eczema (atopic dermatitis) are signaled by patches of dry or bumpy skin.</p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Make an appointment with your child's doctor if:</p> <ul> <li>your child's skin does not improve within two weeks</li> <li>the cracks in your child's skin develop a yellowish discharge</li> <li>you are growing concerned over the condition of your child's skin</li> </ul>
Peau sèchePPeau sècheDry skinFrenchDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-13T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000069.0000000000000552.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p> Un aperçu facile à comprendre des signes, des symptômes et des possibilités médicales pour le problème de peau de votre enfant.</p><h2>Qu’entend-on par peau sèche?</h2> <p>La peau est dotée d’huiles naturelles qui la gardent lubrifiée et douce. Cependant, il peut arriver que la peau de votre enfant cesse de produire de l’huile, ce qui mène à une peau sèche, irritée ou qui démange. Si elle n’​est pas soignée adéquatement, la peau de votre enfant peut craquer et s’infecter.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li> La peau a des huiles naturelles qui la gardent lubrifiée et sèche. </li> <li> Trop ou pas assez de bains peuvent mener à une peau sèche ou irritée.</li> <li> Vous pouvez prévenir l’assèchement de la peau en écourtant les bains et en utilisant de l’eau tiède.</li> <li> Évitez les savons asséchants comme les savons déodorants et antibactériens.</li> <li> Placez un humidificateur qui diffuse une bruine fraîche dans la chambre de votre enfant pour humidifier la maison.</li></ul><h2>Signes et symptômes d’une peau sèche</h2> <p>La peau sèche peut présenter certains des signes et symptômes suivants. La peau peut:</p> <ul> <li>être sèche;</li> <li>présenter des plaques</li> <li>être irritée;</li> <li>être sensible au toucher;</li> <li>desquamer, c'est-à-dire peler;</li> <li>être craquelée.</li></ul> <p>Il y a de nombreuses raisons pour lesquelles les enfants ont la peau sèche, par exemple :</p> <ul> <li>un environnement sec;</li> <li>le mode de vie actif de l’enfant;</li> <li>des médicaments;</li> <li>des fluctuations hormonales;</li> <li>une maladie. </li> </ul> <p>Trop de bains (ou pas assez) peuvent assécher la peau. Le fait d’exposer la peau de votre bébé ou de votre enfant à une quantité excessive d’eau enlève toute l’huile lubrifiante naturelle. Il est rare mais possible qu'un enfant soit allergique ou intolérant à certains produits hydratants. Le fait de permettre à votre enfant de dormir, de ramper ou de marcher dans des couches humides peut aussi irriter la peau et l’assécher.</p> <p>Des affections médicales comme la kératose pilaire ou l’eczéma (dermatite atopique) apparaissent comme des zones où la peau est sèche ou bosselée.</p> <h2>Quand consulter un médecin</h2> <p>Prenez rendez-vous avec le médecin de votre enfant si :</p> <ul> <li>L'état de laa peau de votre enfant ne s’améliore pas en 2 semaines;</li> <li>Un liquide jaunâtre s’écoule des fentes dans la peau de votre enfant;</li> <li>Vous vous inquiétez de plus en plus au sujet de l’état de la peau de votre enfant.</li></ul>

 

 

Dry skin790.000000000000Dry skinDry skinDEnglishDermatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-13T04:00:00ZMark Feldman, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000069.0000000000000552.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>An overview of the signs, symptoms and treatment options for your child's dry skin.</p><h2>What is dry skin?</h2> <p>The skin has natural oils to keep it lubricated and soft. Sometimes, your child's skin stops producing oils. This leads to dry, irritated or itchy skin. If not treated properly, your child's skin can crack and get infected.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>The skin has natural oils to keep it lubricated and soft.</li> <li>Too much or too little bathing can lead to dry, irritated skin.</li> <li>You can prevent dry skin by having shorter baths with warmer water.</li> <li>Avoid harsh, drying soaps such as deodorant or antibacterial soaps.</li> <li>Place a cool-mist humidifier in your child's room to add moisture to the air inside your home.</li> </ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of dry skin</h2> <p>Dry skin may have some of the following signs or symptoms:</p> <ul> <li>dryness </li> <li>scaling or flaking</li> <li>irritation</li> <li>sensitive to the touch</li> <li>peeling </li> <li>cracking </li> </ul><h2>Causes of dry skin</h2> <p>There are many reasons why children develop dry skin, which include:</p> <ul> <li>a dry environment</li> <li>a child's active lifestyle</li> <li>medicines</li> <li>hormone fluctuations</li> <li>illness </li> </ul> <p>Too much (or too little) bathing can lead to dry skin. Exposing your baby's or child's skin to too much soapy water rinses away the body's natural lubricating oils. Rarely, a child is allergic or intolerant to moisturizers. Allowing your child to sleep, crawl or walk around in wet diapers can also lead to irritated, dry skin.</p> <p>Medical conditions like keratosis pilaris or eczema (atopic dermatitis) are signaled by patches of dry or bumpy skin.</p><h2>What you can do to help your child with dry skin</h2> <ul> <li>Use warm water, rather than hot water, for showers or baths.</li> <li>Limit bathing time to 15 minutes or less.</li> <li>Consider bathing your baby every other day when possible, and towel washing them on the off-bath days.</li> <li>Allow your baby to walk or crawl around without a diaper after bathing to air dry.</li> <li>Avoid harsh, drying soaps such as deodorant or antibacterial soaps.</li> <li>Try using moisturizing child safe soaps or body washes instead of regular soap.</li> <li>Drop a capful of baby oil in the water of your older child's bath. (Caution: the bathtub will be very slippery)</li> <li>Apply a child safe or doctor-recommended moisturizer to your child's skin after bathing. Often, simple petroleum jelly will suffice.</li> <li>Place a cool-mist humidifier in your child's room to add moisture to the air inside your home.</li> <li>Dress your child in natural fibers like cotton.</li> <li>Wash your child's clothes in detergents without dyes or perfumes.</li> <li>Apply cool compresses on itchy dry skin.</li> <li>Some itchy skin responds well to non-prescription hydrocortisone cream that contains at least 1% hydrocortisone.</li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Make an appointment with your child's doctor if:</p> <ul> <li>your child's skin does not improve within two weeks</li> <li>the cracks in your child's skin develop a yellowish discharge</li> <li>you are growing concerned over the condition of your child's skin</li> </ul><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/dry_skin.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/dry_skin.jpgDry skin

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