Herpes In Babies?

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, I want to ask my 6 month old child whose back skin is very dry wrinkles, what is herpes? and how is it treated?

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Hi Flowers,

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Because it has many sweat glands, a healthy baby's skin naturally has good moisture. As for the baby's skin that looks wrinkled and dry, it may be due to disturbance in this moisture. The trigger could be because:

Repeated friction or scratching Skin irritation, for example due to inappropriate use of clothing materials or skin care products (such as soap or baby oil) Skin infections, for example due to prickly heat, fungi Other skin inflammation, eg atopic dermatitis, xerosis, contact dermatitis, insect bites , etc. It is also possible that the baby's skin looks wrinkled and dry due to the lack of collagen production in the skin, as occurs in several types of genetic disorders. Or, maybe your baby's skin looks wrinkled and dry due to other causes, such as thin posture, after showering, sweating a lot, and so on.

Shingles is generally characterized by a painful, itchy rash on the skin, not wrinkled or dry skin.

We recommend that you get your child checked directly to a doctor or pediatrician if the complaints seem very strikingly different from their peers. With direct examination, of course the doctor can identify whether the condition that your child is experiencing is still considered normal or not. If not, then handling will be given appropriately.

In the meantime, try to do the following to resolve your child's complaint:

Use baby skin care products that are suitable, do not contain irritating substances or are prone to trigger allergies in children Avoid rubbing excessively wrinkled skin (including when drying the body after bathing) Give the child soft clothes (especially cotton) Do not apply or give any medicine to wrinkled skin unless prescribed directly from a doctor. Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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