A night’s nightmare: rash

Do not say rash. It can ruin a family’s entire night, causing a mini to wander with itchy, red skin all summer long. However, although rash is worrisome and disturbing for parents, it can disappear spontaneously within a few days with appropriate measures.

What is rash?

It is a red, itchy skin rash that occurs as a result of clogging sweat channels in our skin. When the sweat glands become clogged, the sweat that cannot go out infiltrates between the layers of our skin and creates a swelling on the skin surface.

Rash is most common in infants such as neck, chest, armpits. But almost all parts of the body may have rash. Not contagious

Who has rash?

The rash that occurs in children of all ages and even in adults is most common in infants. The reason why rash is more common in infants is that babies have smaller pores than adults. Small pores cause sweat to be removed more easily from the skin.

What is the cause of rash?

Anything that causes us to sweat will also cause rash. Excessive heat, layers and over-dressing, inactivity, obesity, over-dressing of children by their parents, excessive exposure to the sun.

How to prevent rash?

Keeping the baby cool, preventing sweating, washing frequently, protecting from the sun and changing diapers frequently.

How is rash treated?

There is no specific treatment of rash. With some simple precautions at home, you can improve your baby’s heat quickly.
  • Let’s lighten your clothes. It is ideal for very young babies to dress more than what we wear. For example, if we are wearing halter blouses with a short sleeve, if we are wearing a short-sleeved blouse with a long sleeved sleeveless jacket.
  • Let’s dress as thin as possible when you take it out in hot weather and protect it from the sun.
  • Let the skin cool and dry.
  • Let’s take a warm bath often.
  • Let’s change the baby’s diaper frequently to avoid heat.
  • If your baby sweats, let’s change clothes.
  • We prefer cotton fabrics instead of synthetic, airtight fabrics
    Do not keep in very hot and stuffy environments.
  • Avoid applications that will irritate the skin, such as towel-drying, unnecessary use of cream or lotion.
  • Wiping with a good quality rosewater after the bath will help the lesions to settle.
    Let’s cut our baby’s nails. Thus, it prevents scratching and irritating rashes.

In most cases, the rash will go away in a few days, keeping the affected area dry and clean.

When should I consult a doctor?

In most cases, the rash will go away in a few days, keeping the affected area dry and clean.

However, if the rash is accompanied by the following conditions, the best thing to do is to consult your doctor.

  • If it doesn’t heal in 3-4 days despite all the precautions you take
    Increases and gets worse
  • If it covers the entire body or most of the body
  • If the rash is accompanied by fever
  • If there is redness, increased pain, swelling or warmth in and around the affected area
  • If there are swollen lymph nodes under the neck or armpit
Asked on 9 Haziran 2019 in Baby.
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