Red Patches That Itch In Babies 4 Months During Hot Weather?
Good afternoon … I want my baby to be 4 months old. Why is it that my baby’s forehead is red, and itchy because his hands are always rubbing his forehead. I already use itching powder or starch to make the red disappear. Especially if it’s a hot day, and when he gets red sweat increases. How do I deal with my baby’s forehead red? And what is the cure, is that what causes it because of heat allergies or other causes?
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The red symptoms on your child's forehead accompanied by itching can be caused by the following medical conditions:
Prickly heat / miliaria: itchy reds appear due to clogged sweat ducts. Usually occurs when the production of excessive sweating in certain places, for example during hot weather, fever, etc. Fungal infections of the skin Congenital skin inflammation / atopic dermatitis Skin inflammation due to contact of certain substances / allergic contact dermatitis Hives / urticaria, for example due to consumption of foods that cause allergic reactions in children To ensure the exact cause, you should first check your child to a general practitioner. Because without knowing the exact diagnosis, it is also impossible to determine the right management. The doctor will do a direct physical examination, and if necessary will refer your child to a dermatologist for further tracking.
As for what should be done:
Wear thin clothing and absorb sweat from your child. Avoid wearing hats that are too thick. If your child's hair is bangsed, cut the bangs shorter or pinch upwards so that they do not cover the child's forehead at least 2x a day. Dry the body after bathing Avoid using child towels together with others Avoid foods or substances that cause allergic reactions in children Use topical skin products, such as soap, shampoo, cream, which are hypoallergenic and gentle on children
That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it helps and useful :)