Impetigo is the most common skin infection of early childhood and is associated with warm, humid weather, crowded living conditions and close physical contact. Insect bites, cutaneous trauma to uncovered limbs, eczema, scabies and insect bites are important risk factors. This article considers features, management and prevention.
The second article looks at febrile convulsions, a relatively common, usually benign, but utterly terrifying condition. Most parents witnessing a febrile convulsion for the first time think that their child is dying and they require sympathetic reassurance and accurate information delivered clearly.