WHO Model Prescribing Information: Drugs Used in Skin Diseases
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Open this folder and view contentsParasitic infections
Open this folder and view contentsInsect and arachnid bites and stings
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Open this folder and view contentsEczematous diseases
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Open this folder and view contentsPapulosquamous diseases
View the documentCutaneous reactions to drugs
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Open this folder and view contentsPremalignant lesions and malignant tumours
Open this folder and view contentsPhotodermatoses
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View the documentAlopecia areata
View the documentUrticaria
Close this folderConditions common in children
View the documentDiaper dermatitis
View the documentHaemangiomas
View the documentMiliaria
View the documentPityriasis alba (patchy hypochromia)
View the documentAcne vulgaris
View the documentPruritus
View the documentTropical ulcers
Open this folder and view contentsAntimicrobial drugs
Open this folder and view contentsAntifugal drugs
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Open this folder and view contentsKeratoplastic and keratolytic agents
Open this folder and view contentsScabicides and pediculicides
Open this folder and view contentsAnti-inflammatory and antipruritic drugs1
Open this folder and view contentsAntiallergics and drugs used in anaphylaxis
Open this folder and view contentsUltraviolet radiation-blocking agents (sunscreens)
Open this folder and view contentsMiscellaneous drugs
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View the documentSelected WHO Publications of Related Interest
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Miliaria

Miliaria is endemic in newborn babies and infants in hot and humid regions of the world. It is clinically characterized by minute, clear vesicles on the skin (miliaria crystallina), which may have an erythematous base (miliaria rubra). Occasionally there are small central pustules (miliaria profunda). Miliaria rubra and miliaria profunda represent more severe forms of miliaria crystallina.

Miliaria is observed whenever infants are overdressed or they are not bathed with sufficient frequency in hot weather. Although miliaria does not affect the general health of infants, the vesicles may become secondarily infected.

Management

Treatment consists of adequate ventilation of the skin, frequent bathing and use of drying lotions such as calamine lotion.

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