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/ns2013.07.27.46.43.e7146
Received: 10 August 2012
Accepted: 15 February 2013
Published in print: 17 July 2013Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review