Irritation Of Diaper Rash In Infants 3 Months To Come Out White Mucus, Is This Vaginal Discharge?
I want to ask: My child is 3 months 16 days old. I have the irritation of diaper rash and I see that there is white mucus in the diaper. Is that one of the characteristics of vaginal discharge ????
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Diaper rash is inflammation of the baby's skin in a diaper covered area. Diaper rash usually occurs due to skin reaction after continuous contact with urine and feces. Symptoms that are usually produced are reddish-looking skin, especially on the buttocks, groin, thighs, and around the genitals of infants, and the baby becomes more fussy.
The presence of thick mucus in your child's diapers may still be a natural thing and not dangerous. This mucus can be caused by consuming too much watery milk, which first comes out when the baby suckles (foremilk) compared to thick milk, which comes out last when the breast is almost empty (hindmilk). In addition, mucus may also be caused by lactose intolerance (from milk) formula), and gastrointestinal infections.
I suggest you to take your child to a pediatrician so that a thorough examination can be carried out, such as question and answer, vital signs, physical examination of the stomach, skin around the buttocks, examination of mucus on diapers, and supporting examinations if necessary, so that treatment can be given according to your child's diagnosis.
As for the things that you can currently do for your child:
Apply a diaper rash preventive cream or ointment with the base ingredient every time you change your baby's diaper. Immediately change a dirty diaper and do it as often as possible, and always keep your baby's skin clean. Avoid using powder. Powder can trigger skin irritation, as well as irritation in your baby's lungs. Use diapers that are one size larger during your baby's recovery from diaper rash. Give your baby only milk until he is 6 months old. Give ASI every 1-2 hours or every time the baby wants. Feed the baby in one breast first until it is empty, then switch to the other breast. Thus the information that I can convey, hopefully can help you.