Itching Itching In Toddlers

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Good night., My son is 2 years old 7 months … lately, he often experiences itching, such as many bumps on the body, even the head to the lips become jontor or inside his lips are swollen … I wonder why … ?? Could it be genetic? The thing is my husband also likes it … Poor me, see my child … so I don’t feel any less … I’m going to be bothered by being fussy because of the itchiness … what is the cure for?

1 Answer:

Hi Kristina,

Thank you for the question.

The bumps that itch in various parts of the body, even to the point of making the lips swell, are certainly not natural. Chances are, your child's condition arises due to allergic reactions, for example, when exposed to dust mites, cold, pollen, certain foods or drugs, and even various other substances. This allergy can indeed be inherited genetically from parent to child. But not only genetic factors, environmental factors were also thought to influence the appearance of allergic symptoms.

Not just allergies, complaints like your child may also indicate other factors, such as insect bites, skin infections or other organ systems, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, drug eruptions, stress, hormonal disorders, use of tight clothing or rough materials, etc.

If the complaint has just appeared, without any signs of difficulty breathing, palpitations, weakness, difficulty eating and drinking, fever, and other severe complaints, you should not panic. Try to try the following steps first:

Look at what factors trigger your child's complaints, then avoid them
Bathe your child clean, then give him loose and soft clothing ingredients
Use special soap for children when bathing (which is non-irritating and hypoallergenic)
Diligent washing children's hands, also shorten the nails regularly
On the itchy child's skin, apply calamine lotion
Give your child lots to drink, as well as a variety of balanced nutritional value foods
Keep the environment around children clean
Do not carelessly give children medicine or ointment, without doctor's advice

With the outbreak of COVID-19 today, a doctor's examination should be postponed unless there are severe conditions.

However, if you feel your child's complaints are very often repeated or appear accompanied by other severe conditions as we have mentioned above, it would not hurt you to check directly to the doctor, pediatrician, or dermatologist to be treated properly according to the cause huh ..

I hope this helps.

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