Miliaria in infants
Miliaria in infants - a erythematous rash on the skin that looks like a rash.Newborn babies are often very susceptible to this disease, because their skin is very sensitive to both temperature changes and stimuli from the external environment.
Miliaria in infants can occur in the first days after birth.As a rule, it contributes to the emergence of its external factors, but every child can serve the cause, and other factors.Localization prickly heat in the newborn can be anywhere on the body: the neck, the face, the pope, on the legs and arms.
Miliaria in infants causes
main cause of prickly heat in the newborn is a blockage of the ducts in the output of sweat glands, which are located in the skin.The more pronounced sweating in the newborn, the greater the risk of prickly heat.
Under the influence of certain external factors shaped prickly heat in the newborn.These factors may include: physiological immaturity of the sweat glands in infants and, consequently, violat
also the reason for the development of prickly heat in the newborn can serve as hormonal changes, which are caused by fluctuations of hormones in the first few weeks after birth.It is considered absolutely physiological phenomenon for the newborn period.Estrogens mother present for some time in the body of the child, while his system begins to function fully.It may be accompanied by disruption of the sebaceous glands, which manifests itself in the idea of excessive sweating.
also worth remembering that the skin newborn baby period, adjusting the physiological fever.Because in the womb temperature was comfortable enough for him - 37 degrees and above, and in the external environment such temperature can be observed only in the summer, and then in the sun.A space, it is usually not higher than 25-27 degrees.Because the sweat glands to work more actively in the neonatal period, in order to ensure that the baby his usual body temperature, so it does not feel discomfort.
Also, in the first weeks after birth, his neck impose special bandage to maintain the neck.This collar creates favorable conditions for the formation of prickly heat in the newborn in the neck.Application of heat-insulating cap and caps, especially in the summer months, provokes the formation of prickly heat in the newborn on his head.
Inadequate hygienic conditions for the newborn, can also act as causes of prickly heat.By physiological characteristics, in particular, the urinary system, a lot of newborn urine per day.But not always, there are moments when you can just change a diaper, and undercut the child.
Excess weight in the newborn, which contributes to the formation of excess folds of extra skin, which also provokes a prickly heat, especially in skin folds.
What is prickly heat in the newborn
Externally prickly heat in the newborn is characterized by a rash on the skin of red and pink, which are also accompanied by the formation of bubbles with clear or serous content.Such eruptions are themselves pretty quickly, though, in some situations, they may dry out and move to the stage of the crust.
Miliaria in infants is localized in areas where there is a tight friction or snug fit clothing.These places include the neck, armpits, buttocks and thigh area, groin area.
prickly heat in the newborn may behave differently.Some may not respond to prickly heat, while others become very irritable: cry Suchat legs (if sudamen is localized to the pope or in the groin), refuse to eat.
Miliaria newborn on the neck localized in the folds of her, can go to the back and shoulders.It looks like tiny red dots.Thus the skin in this area is determined by feel wet enough.
Miliaria newborn on the head is characterized by small rash that appears after sweating in the head.
underarms sudamen is localized in the folds of the skin and occurs after rubbing the garment (vest) or a tight wrap of the child.
Miliaria the pope in the newborn and groin describes itself as extensive precipitation in the form of a rash of bright red color, which is often complicated by the addition of diaper rash, infections, because the urine and feces of the newborn has a strong irritant effect on his delicate skin.
Miliaria newborn is not accompanied by fever, but when joining infections can be observed its increase.
Basically, prickly heat is easy enough to diagnose, especially in the newborn.The pediatrician can easily identify its symptoms, because it is always localized in the areas of skin folds, which are subject to intense sweating and at the point where the body with clothes and diapers.
Miliaria on the face of the newborn
newborn Facial sudamen occurs infrequently.In general, it goes to the face of the neck and head.Therefore, it is important to immediately start preventive measures for prickly heat on her face when it appears on the neck or head.
Miliaria in infants appears on the face with a strong overheating of the child, if the humid air in the room, with abundant lubrication baby nourishing and moisturizing creams.Often localized in cheeks and forehead but can also be on the chin.
Some moms may be confused with atopic dermatitis, prickly heat or ordinary peeling of the skin, which occurs precisely because of the lack of moisture in the skin.So - sudamen occurs because of sweating.
is worth remembering that the sebaceous glands of the newborn child themselves actively operate.This is due to their physiological characteristics.Baby after birth is quite difficult to adapt to extrauterine environment, because the activity of the sweat glands is defined as a protective reaction of the child.Many mothers, fearing supercooled kid, Kuta was not on the external environment, thus causing the appearance of prickly heat.
When the prickly heat on the face of the newborn should pay attention to the process of feeding the baby.Often, there are moments when the infant sucking hard breast milk, and it is strong enough sweating during feeding.You should not be touched such a process, because it can be a sign of Inverted nipples mother, to which should be taken very carefully.The child is simply hard to suck the milk.Also, such "heavy" feeding can talk about more serious symptoms, such as perinatal injury kid, which is manifested not only difficult sucking for the newborn, but also anxiety, poor muscle tone, and so forth. In this case the child is sweating even sucking the mixture from a bottle.As a result of this perspiration, the baby may have a heat rash on the forehead and temples.
Miliaria on the face is easy enough to pass.As a rule, during the day.Newborn should be more time to leave without clothes at room temperature.The face of the newborn can also wash the decoction or infusion of chamomile and succession.They contribute to good treatment of prickly heat.
Miliaria in infants treated
Treatment of prickly heat in the newborn is usually not much difficulty.Sudamen and can pass on their own, subject to basic rules.
air temperature in the baby's room should not exceed 22 degrees Celsius.Also, the room should be aired frequently, and to comply with the optimal level of moisture in it.
to prevent prickly heat in the newborn to the pope, recommended the use of diapers with a special "breathing" surface, which also should be selected based on its weight.Replace diapers should be as often as possible, and after each change to make them wash the child and his treatment of skin folds in the groin and thighs.
not recommend the use of tight swaddling, or using too warm diapers, as this could lead to overheating of the newborn.
the treatment of prickly heat in the newborn can use a solution of potassium permanganate for bathing the baby.It is added to the bath water before bathing.The solution with potassium permanganate adjusted to a weak pink color, because it over-dosage may result in peeling of the skin of the newborn, sometimes even burns.Typically potassium permanganate diluted in a small vial until complete dissolution of its crystals, after which it is added to water to form the desired color.
proven successful in the treatment of prickly heat decoctions and infusions of anti-inflammatory herbs that you can wash the baby alone in the tub or added to bath.Wash the newborn such broths should be most carefully, keeping an adequate water temperature regime.It is usually not more than room temperature.But it is worth remembering that the newborn may be revealed allergic to them.Because consulting pediatrician before using such methods is necessary.
Baking soda also seems to be rather simple and effective method in the fight against prickly heat in the newborn.Take one teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in a glass of water at room temperature.In this solution, moisten a sterile cotton swab and rub their problem areas on the skin of a newborn.
With advanced forms of prickly heat cream can help benzalkonium Bepanten.These creams effectively dries the skin of the newborn, and brought quick relief.Also, ordinary powder can serve as a means for the prevention of prickly heat, diaper rash, etc.
In any case, with a long display of prickly heat, as well as the volatile behavior of the newborn, should refer to the pediatrician for a qualified consultation, which will be able to pinpoint the nature of skin rashand give practical recommendations.If you have a newborn at the site of occurrence of prickly heat came oozing scabs or peeling skin, you should immediately consult a doctor.This may be a sign of bacterial infection of the skin attachment.
primary prevention as prickly heat in the newborn is carrying out regular air baths for a newborn, adequate hygienic procedures.In no case can overheat newborn.
replacement procedure diapers should end hygienic treatment of the skin.Many parents because of their excessive care for the newborn, their actions provoke not only prickly heat, but also the development of diaper rash, contact dermatitis and other dermatological problems.Because it is crucial to pay attention to hygienic procedures for newborn baby to dress properly and avoid long exposure to the sun during the summer periods of the year and to give the kid a little more to be stripped at room temperatures.