A Rash Appears Like Prickly Heat Around The Thighs Of A 2 Week Old Baby?
Do, I want to ask … my baby is now 2 weeks old and was born prematurely at 33 weeks of age, there are lots of prickly heat around the thighs, like a lot of congestion, I want to ask what ointment is suitable and safe for my baby at that age. ? thank you
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First of all, you should first confirm to your pediatrician whether the blisters that occur in the thigh area are prickly heat or other rashes, such as diaper rash or fungal infection on the baby's skin. Prickly heat or miliaria is generally seen as spots that contain water in them, reddish colored spots, reddish spots with a whitish color on them, or skin-colored spots. Miliaria often appears on the face, scalp, and fold areas such as the neck, arm creases, behind the knees.
If indeed what appears on your baby's skin is miliaria, then actually you don't need to give your baby any treatment. Here are some ways you can reduce miliaria in babies:
Place the baby in a cool room (for example in an air-conditioned room or using a fan) Bathing the baby in cool water Give the baby thin and sweat-absorbing clothes Do not give the baby too thick or too layered clothes. Cool compress on prickly lesions If It is very annoying, you can also apply lotion containing calamine thinly on prickly heat lesions
If the lesions appear to be getting worse (getting red and inflamed), the baby looks very disturbed because of prickly heat, prickly heat does not disappear by the methods above, you should not delay taking your baby to the Pediatrician.
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