The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Riley Hospital for Children and IU Health Methodist Hospital are putting visitor restrictions in place starting Monday, Nov. 18th. Only visits by parents plus four designated adults identified by the parents will be allowed on the NICU floor.
Siblings and children under 18 will not be permitted. These restrictions minimize risk of infection to patients already at risk and will be in place through spring 2020.
Skin infections are a common childhood condition. An infection of the skin can happen anywhere on the body, including in or around the mouth. Bacteria, viruses, fungus and yeast can all cause skin infections.
Symptoms of skin infections depend on the specific type of condition. They can include:
There are many different types of skin infections, including:
If your child shows signs of a skin infection, a pediatric dermatologist can perform the following exams to make a diagnosis:
Medicines are often prescribed to treat skin infections. Types of medicines used to treat skin infections include:
Most skin infections respond well to medicines and clear up within a few weeks.
Riley at IU Health offers a broad range of supportive services to make life better for families who choose us for their children's care.
Discover more information about fungal infections through this online resource provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
The American Academy of Family Physicians provides in-depth information about common bacterial skin infections on its website.
Read more about the herpes simplex virus on the American Academy of Dermatology website.
This U.S. National Library of Medicine website shares information on the causes, symptoms and treatment of erythema multiforme.
Read more about candida (yeast) infection of the skin on this website provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.