Head Crust In Infants That Are Yellow?
Good afternoon doctor. My child is 1 month and 18 days old. The early pediatrician wants his skin to appear red and white spots appear. Then the skin breaks and becomes yellow. What is this because doctor?
Thank you for the question.
The appearance of a reddish rash, white spots, cracked, then a yellowish crust on the baby's scalp is often caused by seborrheic dermatitis. In infants, this condition is not yet clearly triggered, but is thought to occur related to the influence of hormones from the mother during pregnancy which triggers increased sebaceous gland activity that produces oil on the scalp. Many experts also believe that this condition occurs related to poor hygiene, allergies, irritation, as well as certain immune disorders experienced by babies.
Besides seborrheic dermatitis, other conditions, such as psoriasis, impetigo, folliculitis, cutaneous candidiasis, tinea capitis, contact dermatitis, lichen planus, xerosis, and so on. In order to be handled properly, we urge you to see your baby directly to the doctor, pediatrician, or dermatologist. Depending on the cause, the doctor can later give your baby a different treatment.
For now, what needs to be done is:
Wash the baby and wash the hair on his head with special baby bathing products, which are non-irritating and hypoallergenic
Don't exfoliate or scrub the crust that appears on the baby's scalp
Use clean towels, clothes, combs, and head coverings for babies, don't change to someone else's
Give the baby enough milk according to his needs
Do not carelessly give drugs, oil, or any substance to the baby's scalp without consulting a doctor first
Hope this helps ...