Itching To Redness On The Neck Of A 3 Year Old Child?
Good afternoon doctor. R nI want to ask. I am 3 months old and the skin on my neck is red and itchy. And I have not given any ointment. which is best avoided. r nThank you doctor.
Hello Yunita Fatmasari,
Prickly heat or miliaria is very often found in children. Prickly heat is formed due to clogging of sweat glands that are not yet fully developed in children. Prickly heat is often found in children who live in hot and humid places. Prickly heat most often appears in the neck, chest, back, forehead, folds of the skin. Symptoms of prickly heat include:
Small skin-colored or reddish nodules, many in number and clustered in certain places Itching, the child continues to scratch the area Handling prickly heat is to avoid overheating the child, among others by:
Wearing a fan or air conditioner in a child's room Wear thin clothing or a material that absorbs sweat, especially during the day Bathing children more often and always changing children's clothes when wet sweat Avoiding children scratching the skin The ointment you mentioned is an anti-inflammatory ointment, can be used for reduce the redness of the skin. Some types of powder can also be used to reduce the itching so that the baby does not scratch. If not also reduced, you should take your child to be examined directly to the doctor.
Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.