Small Pus-filled Circles On The Underside Of The Head?
I want to ask … r n My baby is 5 days old r nPreviously, his condition was fine, but after a few days there was a small pus dots on the bottom of the head, what could it be caused by? r nBecause of my husband said it was due to direct contact with hands or other unclean body parts when touching the baby. r nPlease ask for a solution and how to handle it, doctor, thanks ….
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I am dr. Princess Claudya will help answer your questions.
Pus pustules (pustules) often occur in infants and children due to bacterial infection. This happens because babies and children generally don't have a mature immune system so it's easy for bacterial infections to occur. Some infectious conditions that show up as a festering rash include:
Impetigo bullosa: a bacterial skin infection that often occurs on the feet. Appears as plenting of sagging blisters filled with pus
Impetigo crustous: often occurs in the area around the mouth, appears as plenting that breaks easily resulting in a buildup of dry pus around the mouth
Miliaria pustulosa: is a blockage in the sweat glands. Generally miliaria is clear (miliaria crystallina), or red (miliaria rubra). However, in cases of secondary infection by bacteria, the plenting may contain pus. There are areas where there are many sweat glands, such as the forehead and nape. Chest, back
Folliculitis: inflammation of the hair follicles. It appears as pus with hair in the middle
Acne in babies (acne infantil)
Herpes simplex virus infection secondary to infection by bacteria
To ascertain the cause, it is better to consult further with a general practitioner. The doctor will further explore the complaint and will conduct a detailed examination of your child's skin using a loop. If necessary, the doctor will carry out supporting examinations such as examining skin scrapings to see the causing germs, and blood tests. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for your child's complaints according to the underlying conditions. If deemed necessary or treatment does not improve, the doctor will refer your child to a dermatologist or pediatrician.
Here are suggestions that you can do at home to reduce festering plenting and maintain the health of your child's skin:
Fulfill the baby's nutrition adequately. Continue breastfeeding your baby to increase the baby's immunity so that it is not susceptible to viral, bacterial or fungal infections.
Bathe the baby 2x a day with warm water until it is completely clean (but still gently) so that the dead skin of the baby is lifted when bathing
Use clothes that are loose, thin, soft, and absorb sweat on your baby
Use hypoallergent soaps and shampoos, do not irritate the skin, without dyes and fragrances for your baby
As much as possible keep your baby away from hot and humid air
That is the explanation from me. Hopefully helpful and useful :)
dr. Princess Claudya