Throughout our life we have heard the expression “like baby skin” and this was generated exactly by the delicacy and softness that all baby skin has, but it is very common even for this sensitivity that babies have skin irritations and allergies and change this characteristic from soft skin to a rough, polka-dot and extremely irritated fur.
There are several factors that can cause this irritability on the baby’s skin, and as soon as they appear they should be investigated not only for knowledge of the cause and treatment, which is sometimes just the removal of what is causing it but because it causes a great irritability and discomfort for the baby.
Why Do Allergies Occur?
The allergy happens when the baby’s immune system reacts in an extreme way to the substance which it came into contact with, being able to react not only through signs on the skin, but through sneezing and allergic coughs as well.
It is common for younger babies to have skin allergies due to the use of some brands of disposable diapers, hygiene products with very strong smells, essences and dyes , some of them suitable for babies so it is indicated that in the first months of life only products are used glycerin and neutral.
Main Causes of Allergy in Babies
The main reasons for allergies in babies are:
Many mothers end up exaggerating the amount of clothes they put on their baby, causing the pores of the skin to become stuffy, which will cause the famous rashes to occur. The sprouts usually appear in the hottest parts of the body such as the neck, under the arms and in the butt and genitals.
When buying the trousseau we see an infinite amount of beautiful clothes, full of frufru, but are they ideal for the baby? Usually clothes made of wool, nylon and synthetic materials are also great reasons for allergies on the baby’s skin. Because they are very hot fabrics and that like nylon and synthetic materials do not allow the skin to breathe as it should, also causing the dampness. Opt for clothes made of cotton, which in addition to being more comfortable are not as hot as those mentioned.
Sunbathing is recommended by all pediatricians, of course, in the mildest period of the day, as the baby has a greater sensitivity and is exposed in warmer times, it can run very serious dangers such as heat stroke. But another factor that occurs overexposure to the sun are the rashes and skin rashes too, which occur with excessive heat causing the pores of the skin to react popping throughout the body.
Skin allergies can also be caused by other factors, such as insect bites, allergies to medications that are currently being administered, food poisoning that can occur even through breastfeeding, if the mother has eaten something that the baby is allergic to, food with dyes like Danoninho and also animal hair, mites and dust.
How to Treat Baby Skin Allergy?
First, your baby’s pediatrician should be consulted immediately and the vast majority are able to be diagnosed visually and the use of corticosteroid ointments and administration of histamines with specialized moisturizers for babies has already been recommended .
The use of these medications will cause the discomfort and itching to stop immediately. However, it is ideal that the cause of the allergy is discovered, so that the use of the same is suspended and treated immediately, because if left untreated, infections in the lesions may occur.
Homemade Tip To Relieve Itching
Wash 250 grams of melon, 50 grams of cucumber and 20 grams of watercress well and pass in the processor, blender or centrifuge. Pass the mixture over the baby’s affected skin for 15 minutes and then remove with water and hypoallergenic soap and dry well. It is an effective treatment not only for relieving itching, but also for preventing allergies.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.