Hard White Patches On The Skin Of The Baby’s Hands?
Night, I have a baby boy “aged 2 months, just today I saw a spot of hard white skin on the skin on the back of my child’s hand to be precise around the pinky area. Is that dangerous?
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The whitish patch of hardened skin on the back of the baby's hand can be a mild condition, but it can also be dangerous. Patches of skin that should be suspected of being dangerous are if they are expanding in size, swelling, peeling continuously, festering, and do not disappear for a long period of time (months, to weeks).
Here are some possible causes for your baby's skin spots:
Hypertrophic scarring (excessive growth of scar tissue after inflammation or injury)
Skin fungal infections, eg tinea manuum
Other infections, eg impetigo, miliaria, leprosy
Psoriasis (an autoimmune disorder that causes the skin to accelerate rapidly and excessively to make it thick, flaky, scaly, and prone to injury)
Seborrheic dermatitis (chronic skin inflammation that makes the skin scaly and peels like dandruff)
Contact dermatitis (skin that is inflamed due to contact with an allergenic or irritant substance), and so on
The danger or not of this condition depends on what the underlying cause is. However, to make sure there are no dangerous conditions, you can check your child directly to a doctor, dermatologist, or pediatrician for a more in-depth examination. Several tests, including an allergy test or a biopsy, may be performed by your doctor to detect the best treatment that needs to be done.
So that the complaints do not spread or get worse, you should not force or give indiscriminate therapy to the spots that appear without a doctor's advice. Just keep your baby's skin clean, moisturized, and avoid contact with substances that have the potential to cause inflammation. on the skin. Only use skin care products that are specially formulated for babies, namely those that are non-irritating and hypoallergenic.
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