Red Rash In A 4 Month Baby That Doesn’t Go Away?

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Afternoon .. I want to ask. I am 26 years old I have a 4 month baby. What I ask is that my child from the age of 2 months has a red, red rash and has not recovered until now. After checking, I still haven’t recovered..I also happen to have an itchy itch, is it possible for my child to get itching from me? He said my child has allergies? what itch is safe for breastfeeding mothers? thank you

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Hi Ali,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Depending on the cause of the itching, this condition can be transmitted to other people or not. This itching has many causes, ranging from allergies, irritation, infections, insect bites, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, liver disorders, bile disorders, wound healing, and so on. Itching that can be contagious is when it is caused by an infection, for example infection with fungi, bacteria, viruses, mites, or other microorganisms. This transmission usually occurs through direct or indirect contact, for example by exchanging towels, changing clothes, and so on. Babies are more susceptible to contracting this infection from the mother if they have frequent close contact with the mother. Not only that, the relatively weak immune system of babies also makes them more susceptible to infection than adults.

Apart from being infected by the mother, there could also be a reddish rash on your baby's skin due to other causes, for example:

Allergies Skin infections Insect bites Contact dermatitis Excessive pressure on the skin Seborrheic dermatitis Birthmarks Abnormalities in blood vessels or clotting factors, etc. How long has it been exactly? How big is the rash? Has it never disappeared from then until now? Is the rash raised or flat from the surface of the skin? Are there any other complaints that your child has, such as blisters, peeling, dry, scaly, swollen skin, etc.?

If the complaint has been appearing for months and has never disappeared until now, we recommend that you don't let it drag on. Get your child checked directly to a doctor, pediatrician, or a skin specialist so that they will be examined more deeply about the possible underlying causes. Usually, mild conditions can be treated simply by administering topical treatments. However, if deemed necessary, doctors can also carry out further examinations, for example allergy tests, blood tests, biopsies, and so on so that the best treatment can be done with the right target.

At this time, you try to do the following steps first:

Overcome itching on your skin first, namely by: Not scratching the itchy skin excessively Apply calamine lotion on the itchy skin Bathe diligently and always wear clean clothes Avoid contact between the skin and substances that may trigger allergies or irritation Do not take drugs carelessly If it does not get better, check with a doctor or dermatologist. Avoid direct or indirect contact between your itchy skin and your baby's skin. Also wash your baby regularly and cleanly Use skin care products specifically for babies Wash your baby's hands regularly and shorten their nails Only give your baby breast milk until they are 6 months old. Keep the environment around the baby clean. Do not carelessly give medicine to babies without a doctor's prescription. Hopefully this helps.

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