Four-month-old Baby With Red Skin And Bumps?
Good morning, my child is four months after drinking ASI suddenly his skin is red and bumps on the face area of his hands, feet and stomach every time he finishes minimal ASI must be like that but for a long time disappearing by himself, but before it had never happened after drinking ASI it was fine just now. Does it include allergies? What about giving ASI if I want to continue? What foods should I avoid so as not to cause allergies in my baby? Thank you
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A complaint of a red rash on your baby after your baby consumes milk may be caused by allergic reactions after drinking milk. This condition often occurs in infants or children who have a history of previous allergies or because the family of the father or mother has a history of previous allergies. A history of allergies, especially food allergies can trigger red rash complaints in babies who are exclusively breastfed. This means, the risk of allergies is not caused by consumption of other foods other than breast milk given.
If indeed there is a family of father or mother who has a history of allergies, then chances are your baby has a tendency towards food allergies. And if you previously consume foods that are high in histamine content (substances that increase the risk of allergies) in food, such as shrimp, boiled, tuna, crab, or squid or other types of food, then the food you consume and contain histamine will be included in blood circulation and breast milk and then enter your baby's body which stimulates an allergic reaction. Therefore, you should identify the types of foods that you consume beforehand and avoid these foods as long as you provide milk for your child.
Apart from food allergies, other conditions can also trigger itching and red rashes on your baby, such as:
1. an insect bite
2. bloated sweat or prickly heat
3. yeast infection
4. viral infection rash
To ascertain the cause and ensure the condition of your child at this time, you should consult directly with your pediatrician, so that the doctor can conduct interviews, physical examinations and supporting examinations as needed. The results of the examination will be a reference for your doctor to provide care and treatment for you.
For now, you should start identifying possible risks of food allergies that might trigger this complaint. If complaints of redness on the skin still exists, you can give baby powder containing calamine for a while until you see your doctor.
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