Infants Aged 6 Months Have Urinary Tract Infections And Red Spots In The Genital Area?
At night, my 6-month-old child has been infected with urinary tract infections and diarrhea in the buttocks, her genitals are red spots. What is the cause? And what is the solution / medicine?
Hello Belia Shaqueena Ramadhani,
Reddish rashes on the genitals and buttocks of infants with diarrhea are very common and are referred to as diaper rash. Reddish rashes can be accompanied by nodules or like wet blisters, which cause pain or itching. Diaper rash or diaper rash arises due to irritation of feces and urine that collected a long time and contact with the skin, as well as the condition of the diaper which is constantly damp and not dried / cleaned properly.
A rash on the baby's genitals and buttocks can also occur due to the following things:
Bacterial infections (including impetigo)
Fungal infections (tinea cruris, candidiasis)
Allergic contact dermatitis
Diagnosis of the cause of the rash in the baby's pubic area requires direct physical examination by a doctor. Treatment for diaper rash is by the following methods:
Change baby's diaper regularly, even more often when the baby is having diarrhea. Diapers that are left damp or unclean are also a risk factor for urinary tract infections in infants.
Avoid using diapers that are too tight. Wear more loose diapers when your baby experiences diaper rashes
Use diapers with good ingredients
Always wash clean hands before and after changing baby diapers
Clean the baby's skin covered with diapers, including the groin area, groin area, and the area around the rectum. After washing, wipe the baby's skin slowly until it is dry before putting on a new dry diaper.
When using cloth diapers, always wash the diaper thoroughly and store it in a dry, clean place if it is not worn on babies
Avoid using powder in the baby's genitals and buttocks coupled with the use of diapers because it can cause irritation to the baby's skin. Also avoid using soap or wet wipes that contain alcohol or perfume / fragrance because it can aggravate skin irritation.
Apply an ointment or cream to over-the-counter diaper rashes, especially those containing zinc oxide and petroleum jelly.
Occasionally let the baby not wear diapers so that the skin can be exposed to air
Generally diaper rash can be reduced if the diarrhea of the baby is reduced so that the diaper becomes less moist. If the above treatment does not also improve the condition of the diaper rash, you should take the baby to the doctor. It may be necessary to administer other drugs such as corticosteroid ointments, antibiotic ointments, antifungal creams, or other treatments that are tailored to your baby's skin condition. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.