Baby skin irritation 101:
The top culprits
Exposed to dampness for prolonged periods of time, Baby’s buttocks frequently become red and inflamed. Though harmless, this condition can be uncomfortable for your little one, particularly as it often occurs in tandem with teething. To alleviate symptoms, change nappies frequently and ensure they are not too tight. With every baby change, clean the area with a gentle cleansing gel followed up by a hypoallergenic restoring barrier cream to protect the skin.
Baby skin is prone to developing little white lumps of keratin trapped under its surface, called “milk spots” or milia. They are harmless and don’t need any treatment, but seek a doctor’s advice if they look inflamed or infected.
Teething and dribble rash
During teething, excess saliva production causes baby to dribble over his or her chin and neck area. The digestive enzymes in saliva can leave your little one’s skin red and sore. Regular and gentle washing with warm water and a soft sponge or cloth, followed up by a soothing barrier cream can help alleviate the symptoms.
When skin sweats more than usual, the glands can become blocked, causing a bumpy, red and itchy rash. Babies are particularly susceptible as their sweat glands are immature. Try a cooling thermal water mist or soothing, healing cream. Breathable cotton clothes or cool baths will also help keep skin cool.
Scar massage can optimize your skin’s healing: make sure you do it at least once a day. Massage will improve the chances of a result you’re happy with by stimulating neat, healthy healing.
The skin manifestations of common baby infections
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