Stains on the skin of babies: 7 causes and what to do

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The spots on the baby’s skin are very common during the first year of life because it is very sensitive and reacts against any type of substance, from solar rays to bacteria. Generally, it is not serious and its treatment can be easily treated with creams and ointments indicated by the pediatrician.

The birthmarks usually do not require treatment and do not provoke complications, but they must be observed by the pediatrician to ensure that there is no sign of any skin problem.

The spots on the baby can be easily identified through their characteristics, form the moment when they appear, however, it is always recommended to consult the pediatrician before starting any type of treatment.

The main causes of spots on the skin of babies are:

1. Rozadura del panal

La rozadura or también called dermatitis de pañal or pañalitis, being very common in the baby who uses pañales, manifesting as red spots on the nalguitas and in the genital region of the baby due to the contact of the heces and the orina with the skin, siendo very common during the summer days and when the baby passes much time with the mismo country.

What to do: keep the skin of the nalguitas and the genital region clean and dry, changing the pañales when they are sucios, and with the application of a cream for pañalitis, such as Hipoglós, to protect the skin against the acidity of the heces and the orina . Look at what else you can do to cure a baby’s rash.

2. Neonatal acne

Neonatal acne can appear until the baby’s 6 months of life, without embargo, it is more frequent in the first 3 weeks, producing small red or white balls in the skin of the face, in front of the baby’s back.

What to do: In the absence of treatment for neonatal acne, it is only advisable to wash the affected area with water and a neutral pH soap suitable for the baby’s skin. In cases where the spines do not disappear after 6 months, you should consult a pediatrician again to assess the need to start some treatment with products for acne.

3. Intertrigo

The intertrigo is a red spot in the skin of the baby that appears in the region of the children as in the piernas and the cuello, especially in the fat babies with less than 6 months of age. Normally, the intertrigo does not molest the baby, but it can cause pain when it is very big.

What to do: wash and dry the skin under the skin and apply an ointment with vitamin A or zinc as Hipoglós, under medical advice.

4. Seborrhea

Seborrea can appear as red spots on the scalp or hairy skin, thus causing the appearance of a thick and yellowish cape on the baby’s head, similar to dandruff.

What to do: wash the hair with water and a neutral pH shampoo suitable for babies and, after the bath, brush it with a soft bristle brush to remove the ribs. Another option is to apply oil before bathing to facilitate the extraction of the back with the hairline or hair.

5. Chickenpox

Chickenpox, also known as lechina, is a very common illness among babies and toddlers that causes the appearance of small red spots on the skin that causes a lot of irritation, causing the baby to cry and get sick easily. Know more about chickenpox.

What to do: it is recommended to consult a pediatrician before starting the treatment, as it may be necessary to use antiallergic ointments and a soap with calamine to reduce the rash; povidine to prevent the ampollas from becoming infected; and paracetamol to reduce fever.

6. Miliaria

The miliaria, also called sudamina, consists of the appearance of small red or white balls in the skin due to excessive heat, which is why they are frequent after being inside a hot car or when the baby has a lot of clothes. This occurs because the pores of the sweat glands are blocked.

As the baby sweats, small red bumps form and possibly tiny ampoules because it cannot eliminate the sweat, these spots can appear in any place of the body, but suelen appears especially in the cuello, la espalda, and in los pliegues de los arms and las rodillas.

What to do: wear clothes suitable for the season of the year, avoiding very hot clothes indoors and other hot environments or too humid. Furthermore, prolonged sun exposure should also be avoided, even when traveling by car. Find out more about the miliaria.

7. Millium cyst on the face

The millium is small cysts that appear in the nose or around the eyes of the baby. These are small and benign, there is no need for specific treatment. They arise especially in the summer, when the baby is born when he is on fire.

What to do: There is no need for specific treatment, but to prevent it from getting worse and turning into liquid-filled blobs, you can put a compress of cold saline, because it reduces the perspiration and the risk that the cysts are filled with sweat that you cannot be eliminated.

In addition to the indicated care, the priests must take the baby regularly to the pediatrician to evaluate the evolution of the spots and adapt the treatment, if necessary. Find out more about the causes of red spots on the baby.

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