Red And Itchy Spots In A 2 Year Old Child?
, I want to ask .. My son is 2 years old, now he is sick, but I don’t know what because of this .. My child’s feet have red spots, a lot of them have been bitten by mosquitoes, but itchy, but there is no liquid .. I think it is but how come there is no liquid, then if it is normal, how come it can get so much .. Actually that’s why, what pain?
Hello Kukuh, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Itching skin can be caused by many possibilities, here are some of them:
viral, fungal, bacterial, or parasitic infections on the skin
insect bites, bedbugs, or spiders
atopic dermatitis or eczema
allergic or irritant contact dermatitis
The cause of a skin disorder cannot be known with certainty only from the symptoms of the appearance of red spots and itching alone. Direct skin examination is necessary to determine the cause. Therefore, it's a good idea to take your child to a general practitioner or pediatrician so that he can do a direct skin examination. If it is necessary, the doctor can also perform additional examinations such as examining skin scrapings.
For now, some of the things you can do include:
Clean your child's feet well, especially if the child has been playing outside
Make sure you use a mild, hypoallergenic, non-fragrant soap. There is no need to use antiseptic soap because it can dry out your skin and make it itchier.
Prevent your child from scratching as much as possible.
You can help reduce itching by applying a cold compress to the itchy area.
If the skin feels dry and scaly, you can apply a skin moisturizer (lotion for babies) intended for dry skin. Choose one that is fragrance free.
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