Overcoming Irritation In The Skin Folds In Infants Aged 3 Months?
Hello … My child is 3 months old. BB 8.5 kg. He often red2 d part of the groin. Even the folds of the thighs if the pempers don’t match. But the worst part of the neck is … because the neck is closed all the time, I can’t bear to see the neck is red, there are small bumps … then the smell doesn’t taste good. so that my child does not suffer this continues? Poor is still too early to feel it. Thank you
Ao Zaenul, Thank you for the question.
Redness of the skin on the neck and groin can be caused by various health conditions. This rash can be accompanied by symptoms of itching, burning, scaly skin, dry skin, or peeling skin. Some causes include irritation (for example due to diapers in the groin area), prickly heat, fungal infections, or bacterial infections. There are several independent treatments that you can try first:
always keep the baby's skin clean by bathing it regularly, wear loose clothing with a material that is easy to absorb sweat, avoid exposure to hot air for babies, use pampers that fit the baby's size, always clean the baby's genitals and buttocks with clean water, avoid using soap that contains fragrance and alcohol, and always dry this area before using regular pampers. Change baby pampers if they are full or dirty. Avoid using wet tissue or powder on the genitals and buttocks area if there is dry skin or peeling. Use a moisturizer based on petroleum jelly. the above for 1 week and did not produce results or if the rash appears enlarged, pus or discharge, a fussy baby or fever, please immediately take your child to the doctor for further examination and treatment. The treatment that is recommended by the doctor later depends on the condition of your child.
I hope this helps.