Dry Skin In Infants Aged 2 Months?
Good afternoon .. some days ago my child who is still a baby will step on the age of 2 months experience white spots on the face but let me leave, then turn into eczema, flushed face and spots spread all over my child’s face .. Then I consulted the midwife given hydrocorticon ointment and lactacyd liquid baby soap to moisturize baby’s skin .. I used the ointment 5hr and the result was eczema but finally my baby’s facial skin was dry to peel, I stopped wearing slaep, before my child was using baby oil and then it was sweet. using baby lotion, what’s the solution? Until now my skin is still dry … Thank you
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Hydrocortisone cream is a class of steroids that works to relieve inflammation of the skin, including symptoms of redness, swelling and can reduce itching.
Hydrocortisone is available in a variety of preparations containing active ingredients, ranging from 0.5% to 2.5%.
Related to your complaints, eczema in infants can occur due to environmental and genetic influences. Steroids are indeed an option for improving skin inflammation conditions, but the use of babies should be under the direct supervision of a doctor.
The use of hydrocortisone is not recommended in children under 10 years, therefore the use of this drug for infants is highly not recommended unless the dermatologist himself recommends it based on the findings of the examination carried out. This drug is also given no more than 2 times a day.
Hydrocortisone has side effects, in addition to suppressing the body's immune system, symptoms of skin irritation and thinning can occur due to the use of drugs topically (directly on the skin). So that the peeling skin may be related to the use of these drugs. Baby's skin also tends to be thin and sensitive to various substances and stimuli from the outside. Therefore, the use of topical medicines and other baby products that are not in accordance with the condition of the baby's skin will have a negative impact on the baby's skin.
Stopping the use of these drugs is the right step. As long as the peeling process does not occur massively, there are no signs of inflammation including redness, swelling, pain and a baby who is not fussy, so you do not need to worry and hometreatment can be done without other drugs.
Things you can do to help reduce the severity of symptoms, including:
Provides special moisturizing lotion for baby's skin on a regular basis
Don't bathe the baby for too long
Use special baby soap that matches the pH of the baby's skin
Avoid babies from various baby care products that don't fit your baby's skin
Avoid babies from exposure to cold air
Give the baby enough milk to avoid the risk of dehydration which can worsen dry skin
If symptoms do not improve in 2 weeks, a direct examination with a dermatologist is recommended to get an evaluation and administration of appropriate therapy.
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