Red Patches On The Skin Of Babies Aged 5 Months?
good morning, I have a 5-month-old baby, I happen to stay at my in-law’s house, and my child is given to eat tuna porridge sold at the special market mpasi, after a few days my child appears red spots on the face, hands, thighs, but in the body no red spots, he did not have a cold or a cold cough, his condition was normal, his body temperature was 36.5 degrees, was he allergic or measles huh? because I checked with the midwife he said my child got measles, and is it normal for babies aged 5 months to get measles? please explain yes thank you
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If you have undergone vaccination against measles or have been exposed to measles before, then you will have immunity against measles. Your baby will have the immunity against measles until the baby is around 9 months old. Therefore, measles vaccine is recommended to be given after 9 months. Your baby, who is 5 months old, should still have immunity against measles, so your baby is less likely to have measles. In addition, one symptom found in measles is fever. If your child has never had a fever, chances are your child is not experiencing measles.
Red spots on a child's skin can be caused by many possibilities. Food allergies can indeed be one of the causes of the appearance of red spots on the skin, but other possibilities need to be considered, for example:
allergic to drugs for skin infections (for example by bacteria, fungi, viruses, or parasites) insect bites or other small animals physical urticaria (reddish bumps on the skin due to certain physical conditions such as heat exposure, cold exposure, skin friction, sun exposure, etc.) contact dermatitis atopic dermatitis To be able to know for sure the cause of the red spots on your baby's skin, you should take your baby to the pediatrician for further examination. To be able to diagnose a rash / reddish spots on the skin it needs a direct examination and can not be done only from the symptoms that appear.
One other important thing you need to know is, MPASI should be given when the baby has entered the age of 6 months. Babies aged 5 months should still get exclusive breast milk or formula milk or a mixture of breast milk and formula milk, not given any solid food or other liquids other than milk. If indeed there are certain conditions that make you have to give early MPASI, you should consult with your pediatrician first.
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