FP Essentials™

Common Skin Conditions in Children

Edition #453 | February 2017

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In This Edition

  • Accurately diagnose and manage common neonatal skin conditions, including benign newborn pustulosis and erythema toxicum neonatorum.
  • Implement routine skin care guidelines for newborns based on the World Health Organization recommendations.
  • Identify cutaneous adverse drug reactions and their causes when patients present with symptoms consistent with them.
  • Initiate effective, guideline-based treatment for atopic dermatitis.
  • Counsel patients on the benefits, harms, and expected outcomes of wart treatment.
  • Treat and appropriately isolate or return to activity patients with common childhood skin infections, such as scabies, impetigo, and hand-foot-and-mouth disease, to reduce disease transmission and reduce school/day care absence.
  • Describe congenial melanocytic nevi and their risks.
  • Counsel patients and families on the most effective therapies for infantile hemangiomas, as well as the adverse effects of treatment.
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February 2017


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