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Skin Infection

Skin infection in kids is a condition in which bacteria and other germs like cellulitis, virus, staph enter the skin through wound and cuts. The skin infection results in pain, swelling and discolouring in the affected area. You should consult paediatrician or skin specialist if you observe symptoms that look like an infection. At Felix hospital, we have a specialist available for all the subspecialties like neonatal care, pedodontists, adolescent specialist, infectious disease specialist etc.

Common Symptoms

The first signs to watch for skin infection in kids include-

  • Redness
  • Blisters
  • Rashes
  • Irritation
  • Fever
  • Pus/Fluid


Common skin infection caused by –

  • Bacteria – Strep infection, Boils, Cellulitis, Carbuncles, Impetigo
  • Virus – Warts, Herpes Simplex
  • Fungi – Athlete foot, Ringworms

How to Prevent It

To prevent skin infection, kids should be taught to maintain good hygiene habits. And you should wash the wound with soap/water followed by applying an ointment to avoid spreading infection.