Common skin infections in children
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Common skin infections in children

Heulwen Wyatt Clinical nurse specialist, Paediatric dermatology, St Woolos Hospital, Newport, Wales

There are many common skin infections that may affect children at any time. Certain conditions may be recurrent, while others tend to result in the child developing immunity and do not recur. Skin infections may be bacterial, fungal or viral in origin, and the article outlines some of the most common of these and the management options available.

Nursing Standard. 27, 46, 43-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 10 August 2012

Accepted: 15 February 2013