Management Of Seborrheic Dermatitis In Infants Aged 5 Months?

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Hello .. My baby is now 5 months old, when he is 20 days old he has seborrheic dermatitis on the head and face, after going to the doctor and shampooing every day using anget water, his dermatitis starts to 99% heal, but until now he has small pus pushing. like to reappear again, even though I have been bathed every day and use ointments, how do I make the bruntus not arise again, and what ointment is effective for its treatment because all this time I have been using ointment kalcinol N, a recipe from a midwife because of an ointment from a pediatrician already finished and very expensive also there is no brand of ointment because maybe it’s the doctor’s ointment concoction

1 Answer:

Hi Ririn,


Thank you for the question.

Seborrheic dermatitis can affect anyone, the baby is no exception. This condition can cause the patient's skin to appear scaly, peeling, thickening, itching, and redness. Complaints usually get worse when the skin is exposed to temperatures that are too cold and dry air. The exact cause of this condition is unknown. But many experts believe this condition arises due to Malassezia fungal infections and also immune disorders.


Management of seborrheic dermatitis is generally not done in a short time, given the unclear cause. This treatment can be done by administering several types of drugs or topical substances (such as creams, oils, shampoos, gels) that are useful in minimizing inflammation, overcoming fungal infections, and several other drugs to relieve complaints that arise. Doctors, dermatologists, or pediatricians who examine your baby directly certainly better understand what is the best treatment for your baby's condition.


Your baby's skin returning to bruntusan and suppurating may occur due to inadequate handling, or infected skin secondary to poor hygiene. This condition certainly needs to be treated better, because if not, the infection on your baby's skin can continue to spread, and even spread to other people nearby.


Therefore, you should check your baby to the doctor at the best health facility. If you are constrained in terms of costs or access to medical treatment, talk directly with the doctor who treats your baby to find the best solution.


In the meantime, what can be done to improve your baby's condition:

Give babies exclusive breastfeeding so that their endurance remains excellent
Improve her cleanliness, by bathing and washing her hair with bathing and washing hair products as recommended by the doctor
After bathing, dry your baby's skin well using a soft-bristled towel, do not rub excessively
Use a special baby moisturizer on your baby's skin
Wash your baby's hands diligently, and shorten their nails
Do not give babies clothes that are too tight, made from hot, rough, choose those made from cotton
Shorten your baby's hair
If there is crust on the baby's head or skin, do not force it to prevent the wound, but first wash the head and skin or apply mineral oil to the crust, and slowly rub the crust to peel off on its own.

Hope this helps ...

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