Milk Allergy In 8 Month Old Baby?
My son, aged 8 months, has been diagnosed with cow’s milk allergy because there are red spots that come out of his feet. And the doctor’s advice was to replace it with soy milk.. and it’s been almost 3 months since my child has been consuming soy milk, but the red spots still appear until now. And my son eats only vegetables and beef as a side dish.
Hi Siti, thank you for visiting HealthReplies.com.
Complaints about the discharge of water-filled red spots on a child's skin can be caused by several underlying causes. One of them can indeed be caused by a milk allergy. However, if the replacement of cow's milk into soy milk still causes red spots filled with water, then it is possible that the baby has skin allergies due to other allergens, such as dust, air, food, animal dander, and flower pollen. Apart from allergies, these complaints can also arise due to several other causes, such as:
Viral infections, such as chicken pox, Singapore flu Bacterial infections, such as impetigo Contact dermatitis, due to the use of soap or certain substances on the child's skin. To find out the exact underlying cause, it is necessary to conduct an immediate examination. Therefore, you should re-consult with the doctor who handles your baby so that an in-person examination and a more in-depth review of your complaints can be made. In addition, if needed, the doctor will carry out supporting examinations such as allergy tests and skin scraping tests to confirm the diagnosis. Meanwhile, here are some tips that you can do for your child to relieve complaints, such as:
Maintain a healthy lifestyle and children's skin hygiene Clean children's skin using hypoallergenic soap For parents, you should wash your hands before and after taking care of children Keep your room or room clean Use detergents that are friendly to children's skin and try to separate them from adult clothes when washing clothing Avoid trying to remove the contents of the liquid If the child feels uncomfortable and very itchy so the child is fussy, can be given salicylic acid powder. Hope it is useful.
dr. Thoriqotil H.M.