Fever Accompanied By Itchy Red Spots That Are Increasingly Spreading On A Child’s Skin After Immunization?
Goodnight, I want to ask, my son is 19 months old, initially his skin was red spots on the groin, it happened when he had a fever after immunization, then I gave ointment, and started to dry, but the spots spread to the back, back of the knee legs, on the elbows, and my child likes to scratch, it seems itchy. So like to fuss when it starts to itch. How about a solution and treatment? And what is the cause of the irritation? Thank you. Good night.
Thank you for the question.
The following are possible causes of irritation and reddish spots on the child's body:
Allergic reaction. Atopic dermatitis. Rashes from dampness. Irritation of certain ingredients such as chemicals, perfume and clothing. We recommend that if this occurs after the child is immunized, the mother takes the child to a pediatrician to be examined, because there is a possibility of an allergic reaction to the vaccine, especially if redness appears more than a week, redness spreads, accompanied by fever, or shortness of breath. evaluating your complaints, conducting physical examinations, and conducting investigations if needed such as allergy tests so that the doctor can handle according to the cause of your complaint.
Here's what you can do to reduce complaints:
Change diapers regularly. Make sure the child's body is dry and clean. Apply an ointment that can be bought freely. Use gentle detergent for babies and children. Dress children with clothes that don't make it hot, like cotton. Use shampoo, soap and moisturizer intended for children with sensitive skin. Do not let strangers or sick people kiss children. Hopefully this information helps and hopefully get well soon.