A Reddish Rash Appears On The Lips To The Cheeks After The Baby Consumes The Porridge?
I want to ask, my child is 6 months old, why every time I finish eating porridge, how come the area around the lips to the cheeks is red, why?
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Need to clarify, what kind of porridge do you give your child? What is it made of? Is this porridge you make yourself, you buy elsewhere, or process it instantly?
The appearance of a red rash on the lips to the cheeks after eating certain foods can indicate an allergic reaction. Babies are very sensitive, so contact with food or other substances can trigger inflammation in their skin. This allergy can arise from a variety of triggers. Genetic factors are thought to have a strong influence on this condition, because it increases a person's sensitivity to the entry of a substance that is considered dangerous, when in fact it is not. Not only reddish rashes on the skin, allergies can also make baby's skin dry, scaly, blistered, peeling, itching, sore, swollen, and various other complaints. Or, you often find a variety of other allergic symptoms that are systemic in nature, such as tightness, coughing, throat with phlegm, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and so on. Some examples of types of food that often trigger allergies are seafood, nuts, eggs, and so on.
Apart from food, allergies can also arise from other triggers. If symptoms appear around the cheeks and lips, it could be oil, powder, or soap that you use on your baby. There may also be other triggers (besides allergies) that make your baby's skin red, for example:
Infections, for example due to fungi, impetigo, miliaria
Insect bites, and so on
Our advice, you look carefully, every meal what your baby's allergy symptoms usually appear. When it has been identified, as much as possible, avoid using these food ingredients in their diet and provide other types of food that also contain nutritional value that is good for children's growth. After the allergy symptoms improve and the age is big (for example, after 1 year of age or more), reintroduce your baby to foods that previously made him allergic. Introduce with a small dose first, then increase it a little bit so that the child gets used to it. Do not give these foods to children if you find severe allergic symptoms, such as shortness of breath, vomiting, swelling, massive diarrhea, and so on.
Not only dietary arrangements, you should also take the following steps to improve your baby's complaints:
After eating, clean her cheeks and lips properly, using a clean towel soaked in warm water
Bathe the baby every day, and always use baby care products that are specifically for babies
Do not exfoliate or give careless treatment to the red rash that appears on the skin without direct medical supervision
Keep breastfeeding your baby until he is 2 years or older
If with the steps above your baby's complaints still don't get better and recurring very often, don't hesitate to check with your doctor or pediatrician.
I hope this helps.