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RIGHT ACTION FOR BABY RASHES

RIGHT ACTION FOR BABY RASHES
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There are many different type of rashes which can develop by baby or children, some of them could make the baby become ill or allergy, but some of the rashes could by disappear by thier own. To make sure about what happen to your baby, you can ask your doctor to get more information.

Diaper rash is one of the most common childhood rashes, this problem can cause by some problems, but most common causes are :

  • Irritation by urine and stools (diaper dermatitis),
  • Irritation by diarrhea (this causes the acid in the stool to burn the skin),
  • A fungal infection, known as monilia, Candida, or yeast.

The candida diaper rash shows up usually around the genitals and buttocks. It is usually very red color with small red spots close to the large patches. Candida is a fungus that can make an infection on the skin or mouth of the baby. When it appear in the mouth, the fungus called thrush.

Thrush is a usual infection of babies who are still in diapers. Children sometimes get it after they heve taken antibiotics for another infection. They could get a rash on their mouth or skin It appears as a whitish grey coating on the tongue and the inside of the cheeks and gums, and the coating isn't easy to wipe off. The bleeding could be happen if you try too rub it off so hard. If you think the baby may have any of these illnesses, call your doctor for advice as soon as posibble.

Other rashes that babies can develop are call heat rash or eczema. Heat rash can be treated by removing your baby's excess clothing and giving them a bath to cool the body. For eczema, do not use soap and detergents that may make the rash worse. For both conditions, avoid overdressing and clothe your child in 100 per cent cotton. Do use moisturizing body cream or lotions. If the rash flares up and becomes red, itchy and oozes fluid, call your doctor.

Some rashes are signs of a more serious disease or condition. If you think your child may have any of these illnesses, call your doctor right away:

Chickenpox
Chickenpox is caused by the herpes virus and is spread by the mouth secretions of an infected person. It is contagious from two days before the rash even appears, and is most infectious from 12 to 24 hours before the rash is recognized. Chickenpox is spread through the air, not just by direct contact with the rash. The first signs are red dots on the head, neck and chest. These dots turn into blisters, which break, ooze, and crust over. Within a few days, the rash will become itchy and may cover the entire body. Your child may also have cold symptoms. To prevent this, talk to your doctor about the chickenpox vaccine.

Fifth disease (Erythema Infectiosum)
Fifth disease is an infection of the respiratory system. It is caused by a virus that spreads the same way as a cold virus. It is most common in school-age children. This infection shows up as a very red rash on the cheeks, making the face look like it has been slapped. Within a few days, the rash may spread to the arms and hand and, occasionally, the rest of the body. It may last from one to three weeks and is no longer contagious once the rash develops.

Hives
Hives are red patches or blotches, usually with white bumps in the middle, and can appear anywhere on the body. They are very itchy and are a sign of an allergic reaction to something like food, medication, or an infection. They can disappear and reappear very rapidly, even before you have time to take your child to the doctor.

Scabies
Tiny insects called mites cause scabies. This condition is common in children, and has nothing to do with cleanliness. The mites burrow under the skin and cause a very itchy rash. The rash looks like curvy white threads, tiny red bumps or scratches, and can appear anywhere on the body. It usually appears between fingers or around wrists or elbows. On infants, it can appear on the head, face, neck, and body.

Roseola
Roseola is common in children aged 6 to 24 months. It starts out as a fever and, after several days, the fever disappears and a rash appears, mainly on the face and body. The rash consists of small reds spots, which last for a day or two. Most children are not very sick during the fever stage but, in some cases, the fever can be very high and other causes may need to be considered before the rash develops.

There are many more symptom about rashes. The important to do if our baby has a rash and particularly accompanoed with a fever, you should call the doctor. Some of serious illness could be start with this symptom, and it should be better to overcautious with the right action.

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