White Spots On Children?

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doctor. There are 2 things I need to ask about the health condition of our baby girl aged 1 year 3 months.rnrn1. Since the end of January 2018, some parts of the baby’s body have appeared spots or bumps. At first it was a small white and a lot, over time it turned into a big red. Especially after being scratched by a baby, it is usually scratched at night and appears red in the morning. In fact, some of the red bumps are now a bit black in color. We were suspicious of giving chicken eggs as a side dish, but we stopped it but it still appeared and even more. No fever or elevated body temperature.rnrn2. As the spots or bumps appear behind the baby’s left ear and the back of the head is almost close to the back of the neck, a fairly large lump appears. Some are hard, but some are soft and almost move when touched. We are worried whether it is dangerous?rnrnPlease solve these two health problems, doctor. The first step, we went to the pediatrician and the initial diagnosis was allergies. Therefore, we have given the baby allergy drops and ointment, but there has been no significant change.

1 Answer:

Hello, good morning.0


White spots in a child can be:

milia, which is a condition of clogged pores by keratin, causing symptoms of white spots that appear on the chin, nose, eyelids, cheeks. Usually milia will go away on its own in a few weeks.
miliaria (prickly heat), which is formed due to blockage of the sweat glands in the skin. Miliaria is the mildest form of nodules filled with clear fluid that is usually not itchy and painless. However, if miliaria appears in the deeper layers of the skin, the rash will be red and there will be an itching sensation.
Hives, or allergies. It can be cold weather allergies, eggs, seafood, insects, dust, etc. Keep in mind that allergies are something that must be controlled for life, if it has subsided from an allergic condition but then the child is exposed to allergies again, eating reactions or similar complaints can reappear. Therefore, allergic diseases often occur repeatedly and chronically.
Fungal infection. Fungal infections can affect anyone, including children. In fungal infections of the skin, there are ring-shaped red rashes with an irregular outline, although if they occur on the face they may not appear as rings. The rash is itchy
Scabies infection (scabies). In scurvy, spots appear between the fingers, near the belly button, groin, buttocks, and other areas. The itching is especially felt at night. In addition, the peculiarity of this disease is that it attacks a group of people who live together.
etc

The lump behind the ear and behind the neck of a child is usually an enlarged lymph node (KGB) which is a form of the body's defense against ongoing infection, and this is something that is normal. This enlargement of the lymph nodes in children usually occurs when the child has a cold, skin infection, tuberculosis, and so on. Usually this enlargement of the lymph nodes will decrease as the infection heals. But there are other conditions that can also cause lumps behind the ears and neck in children, for example: inflammation of the salivary glands, cysts, lipomas (collections of fatty tissue), ganglions, etc.


To be able to diagnose a skin disease requires an immediate examination, therefore it is recommended that you re-examine your child to the doctor, especially if the complaints get wider, get worse, or are accompanied by fever. Consulting a different doctor (eg a different pediatrician, or to a dermatologist) is allowed to ask for a second opinion. The doctor may order blood lab tests, skin lab tests (eg allergy tests), etc. While waiting for the time to consult a doctor, you can try the following ways to reduce symptoms:

choose clothes that are loose with clothing materials that are not hot, soft, thin, and can absorb sweat. When you start to look sweaty until your reading tends to get wet, change your child's clothes
Avoid using soap that contains perfume, bathe the child twice a day
Avoid excessive heat conditions that will make the child's body sweat more

So, hopefully useful.


Regards, dr. Denisa

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