Diaper Rash And Red Spots All Over The Body Of A 6 Month Old Child?
Greetings doctor, My child is 6 months old. On the thigh to below the knee and also the hands there are red spots. I have searched for information about red spots on the baby’s skin, but I did not find information that fits the condition of my child. Finally I decided to bring it to the dermatologist. Similar to me, the doctor was also confused to identify the cause of red spots on my child’s skin. My child was given 2 syrups and 2 kinds of ointment. I asked the pharmacist why there were two types of ointment. Apparently given an ointment for fungi and bacteria. Both ointments are used simultaneously at the same time. The red spots on the thighs until the knees gradually disappear, but in some parts of the body new spots appear and even a rash appears very severe and severe. Please explain and how to treat it. thank you
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Red spots on a baby's skin can mean many things, including:
Allergic reactions, can be against soap, food, dust, powder or other ingredients
Miliaria or prickly heat
And actually the possibility may be even more depending on the condition of your child, whether the rash is itchy or sick, whether like blisters filled with water or pus, whether flat with the skin, and which parts are affected, all of which can provide different medical information.
As for diaper rash, as the name implies, this rash is a rash that forms in areas that are covered by diapers, such as the buttocks. The characteristic is redness, and the baby becomes more fussy if the rash is touched or the skin is cleaned. This condition can occur due to prolonged exposure to feces and urine, friction and blisters, the effect of new foods, taking antibiotics, and indeed sensitive skin. Handling this condition generally does not require the help of a doctor, enough to maintain cleanliness, occasionally leave your baby without diapers and make sure the size of the diaper is appropriate.
In your child's case, if all of the spots are related, chances are that they don't have diaper rash, because as we mentioned before, diaper rash is called this because it only appears in areas covered by diapers, and not in other parts of the body. But to be more certain what the conditions they are experiencing, it must be done directly by the doctor and so far your steps are right.
Henceforth, if the condition is getting worse, you should immediately return to a dermatologist to control and evaluate the condition. You also have the right to seek a second opinion by checking with another dermatologist, but the important thing is that the examination is absolutely done before determining the best treatment for your child. So once again as a parent, your job is only to check your child to the doctor, provide treatment that is recommended by the doctor and if it does not improve or even worsen, you must return to the doctor for evaluation.
Meanwhile, do not use alternative treatments that are still untested because babies are still very wide and using treatments that have not been tested could actually endanger him. Make sure your baby and the environment are always clean, keep away from sick people, and pay attention to the symptoms they show to be conveyed to the doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.