At noon, I have a 9-month-old child who experiences prickly heat starting with red spots and takes a long time to runny and becomes scabs when it dries. Is that still reasonable? ”And how to prevent prickly heat that is safe for babies, thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Prickly heat or what in medical language is also called miliaria is a skin condition in the form of a small, red, raised, itchy rash, and can also cause a stinging or sore feeling on the skin. Prickly heat usually increases in several conditions such as hot weather, wearing too thick clothing, certain physical activities, and resting too long. It is more common in babies due to underdeveloped sweat glands.
The condition of prickly heat in babies is generally harmless, and it doesn't need to be treated if it's not too annoying. The dermatologist will likely only give you a powder to reduce itching, and ask you to keep your child from overheating by not wearing tight clothes, avoiding hot places, and using a fan or air conditioner to cool the room.
However, what should be noted here is that prickly heat usually does not end in a scab. So we think you need to take your child to a dermatologist for further direct examination to differentiate this condition from measles, smallpox or other diseases. Although some of these conditions can heal on their own, knowing your history clearly will be better for prevention and your child's health in the future. So, hopefully it answers your question.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa