Watery White Spots On The Forehead?
good afternoon, I want to ask, my child is only a week old, on his forehead there is a white, watery spot at first, but it increases day by day, what’s the cause ,? and what is the solution so that it will disappear quickly ,? thank you
White spots on the face of a 1 week old baby can be caused by various causes. from the condition that your child is experiencing, it may be due to chickenpox / varicella zoster.
Chicken pox is a disease caused due to a viral infection. Chickenpox is transmitted through breathing air or through direct contact with a patient's lesion. Chickenpox is generally rare in infants aged 1 week, but it is possible in some cases.
Does the white watery spot appear accompanied by a reddish base? is there a fever?
This is important to note. Chickenpox is usually accompanied by a reddish base at the base of the white watery spot. Chickenpox can also cause other symptoms such as fever, nausea, decreased consumption of breast milk. Chickenpox can easily spread to other parts of the body, and the child appears itchy or irritable.
But besides that, the condition that your child is experiencing can also be caused by other causes such as:
miliaria fungal infection, irritant contact dermatitis, impetigo, therefore, to determine the exact cause of your child's condition, you should check your child directly to the doctor, so that the doctor can check the condition of your child directly first. thus later the doctor can provide the right therapy. It is not recommended that you give any drugs, especially for children aged 1 week.
keep child hygiene. clean the face if sweating. put the child in a relatively cool room temperature. do not squeeze the white watery spot.
here is an article that you can read about chicken pox
may be useful. thank you