Use Of Ointments Containing Corticosteroids For Babies Aged 1 Month?
I have a good age of 1 month 17 days .. I have red complaints on the skin of my cheeks and neck. From Dr. Saranny, abstinence and when bathing, use a special soap for sensitive skin. Already from birth until now, there are still red skin on his skin, finally my friend suggested using ApolarN ointment. When I searched the internet, I said this ointment is a corticosteroid and is not safe for newborns. Is it really unsafe because my friend knows that the ointment is from Dr.
Hello Mrs. Anfad! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
The ointment you mentioned does contain corticosteroids. Its use should not be without a doctor's supervision, especially in infants. Babies are more susceptible to side effects from drugs, so the use of these drugs must be based on a prescription, instructions, and supervision from a doctor. Complaints that look the same on the skin are not necessarily caused by the same disease, so the treatment can be different. The conditions experienced by your child and your friend's child are not necessarily the same. The basic condition of their skin may also be different. Avoid using drugs only on the advice of people who are not doctors. Instead, you should bring your child back to see the pediatrician. The pediatrician will check the condition of your child's skin and provide the appropriate therapy. Follow the doctor's advice in dealing with disorders in your child.
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