Small Spot On The Armpit And Feels Itchy?
I want to ask my child at the age of 3 years, it’s been – + 3 months that his armpits have a lot of small spots and they are itchy. r nWhen I put telon oil, coconut oil and even caladin, the spots disappear when I stop the spots appear again, even worse than before
Hello, good morning Fuah.
Small, itchy spots on the armpits can be caused by several conditions, including:
miliaria (prickly heat)
inflammation of the hair root canals (folliculitis)
bacterial infection (impetigo)
contact dermatitis, which is inflammation of the skin layer caused by direct contact between the skin and substances that cause irritation or allergies. These substances can be in the form of powder, cologne, perfume, telon oil, eucalyptus oil, etc., which cause irritation or allergies to the skin.
atopic dermatitis (atopic eczema)
To ascertain the real cause of your child's condition, a direct examination must be carried out, because each skin disease has its own distinctive appearance which can only be distinguished from being seen / examined directly. Therefore, we recommend that you have your child checked by a doctor (more specifically, a dermatologist) so that skin disorders can be examined directly. Given that this complaint has been experienced by your child for a long time, you should not delay to see the doctor again.
While waiting for the doctor's appointment, here are some suggestions that you can do at home:
bathe the child as usual, that is, at least twice a day
use soap that is moisturizing, does not contain antiseptics and perfume, such as baby soap
temporarily stop using body care products such as powder, cologne, perfume, telon oil, etc. on the baby's armpits
Avoid using clothes that are too tight and materials that are too hot for children
You can give a shaking powder containing calamine for a while to reduce itching
I hope this helps.
Greetings, dr. Denisa