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I have a four-month-old baby and he has atopic dermatitis…. From time to time it is more accented, and sometimes it calms down. It is spread only on the abdomen and chest, and not elsewhere... in the form of small redness, pimples, and their surroundings are red. I use only cotton clothes, we take a bath every other day, I use linola for bathing, and mustela stelatopia as cream, but it has no effect. My question is, what other cosmetic products should I change and whether as the baby grows this dermatitis will disappear… as well as some advice on this issue…

AD is a chronic, recurrent, inflammatory skin disease characterized by itching and eczematous skin changes and most commonly occurs during breastfeeding and childhood. This means that it can spread to other parts of the skin (arms, legs), but usually, during the second year, it calms down and is limited to certain parts of the body. These babies, since they have dry skin, can bathe every day, but it is important, immediately after bathing, to absorb water from the body with a towel, and as soon as possible, within a few minutes, to apply cream on the whole body and healthy skin. It is advisable not to change bath and skin care products. Using a cream will not cure eczema, but it is important to apply the cream constantly on dry parts of the body. That is why it is recommended once a day to apply cream on the dry parts on the whole body, in your case the abdomen and chest, with each diaper change, if you feel that the skin is dry. It is necessary to use an absorbing cream that moisturizes the skin. These children do not like very hot and it is desirable in the room where they stay the temperature to be around 20-22 degrees, not to change clothes, their clothes to be comfortable. For skin care you can use any cosmetics that will moisturize the already dry skin. Do not expect the creams to solve the problem, they will only moisturize the skin so that it is not dry. It takes patience and time, but if you have more serious skin problems consult your pediatrician.

I would like to ask - I have a two-year-old son and he has cracked and dry foreskin on both upper arms. How can we treat that?

It is necessary to apply more often cream or vitamin ointment that will moisturize dry skin. You can do this several times a day.

What should we apply on the babies after bathing? And how to protect them from colds? Is there a gel recommended for babies?

Bathing tips:

  • Wash skin with soap and lukewarm water 37 ° C.
  • Avoid bubble baths - irritation.
  • Gently absorb water from the skin, especially in the folds, avoid rubbing it.
  • Right after each bathing with water, on well-dried skin, apply a protective cream specifically designed for baby skin care.

How to protect your baby from infections

  • Breastfeed the baby, because through breast milk the baby receives ready-made antibodies and other protective factors, which protect him from infections, and also enable the proper development of his immunity.
  • Proper nutrition and intake of all necessary nutrients (fruits, vegetables, meat, cereals, dairy products)
  • Do not smoke at home, ventilate the room often
  • Daily stay in the fresh air
  • Close family members should wash their hands
  • Avoid staying in closed public spaces (Ramstore, Vero, playgrounds, birthdays...)

I have a question for the doctor related to my one-year-old daughter, who has a problem with the skin on her neck and back of the nape and she is constantly itching it, even in sleep. Her neck is constantly red, and we have had this problem for a long time. How to prevent and take care of it, is it a skin problem?

Given that the changes are localized only on the neck, it remains to be seen what the cause is for this. It can lead to skin damage and infection, if the child sweats and is constantly wet in that area. It is desirable that region be free, to use blouses with wide openings. Use white cotton sheets, possibly change the pillow on which she sleeps (feathers, synthetics…). If the changes are still present, consult a dermatologist.

My son is 17 months old, his cheeks are constantly red and he has very small pimples. Our pediatrician told us to apply pentaxol cream, but it does not work, so I would like to ask the doctor what to apply or what else to do?

It can be eczema, which now, in the winter months due to the cold becomes more noticeable. It is important to apply the cream frequently on the dry parts of the cheeks, maybe several times a day. You can use any moisturizer: fish oil, plain Vaseline (without perfume additives or other additives). If they are red, you can also use a cream with zinc, because zinc soothes redness. It is important not to overheat the room, not to dress him too much, because these children can not stand the heat. Most likely, when the winter passes, during the spring and summer, under the influence of the sun, the changes on the cheeks will calm down. You can, even now during the winter months, use AD drops instead of vitamin D or Vigantol, due to the importance of vitamin A for the skin.

How often should fish oil be applied on baby skin? I occasionally tried it a few times in the first 2-3 months, but the smell is terrible, and since then I only use Becutan oil after bathing and a little face cream every day... I haven't tried Becutan ointment with fish oil, in fact now I saw that there is such a product…

Babies bathe every day and it is advisable to apply cream immediately after bathing. If your baby's skin is normally moist, apply a skin care cream. If it is drier, you can use vitamin cream or another moisturizer. If you have a problem with redness and rash in the diaper area you can use a cream enriched with zinc. So it is not necessary to use fish oil for skin care.

My son is 13 months old and some time ago he had a cold and had a therapy. Within two days, I noticed that wounds had formed on his cheeks. Is it possible that it is from the therapy he is receiving? Let me mention that he is allergic to penicillin.

Children up to the age of three, if they do not go to kindergarten, mainly get viral infections for which there is no need to receive any medication. Each viral infection lasts from four to seven days and passes spontaneously. In particular, given that your child is prone to allergies, it is advisable not to take medication unnecessarily (antibiotics, herbal syrups, antipyretics). For fever, use an antipyretic if the temperature is higher than 38.5°C, under the armpit. It is difficult to say whether the changes in the cheeks are related to the medication, it is possible that the infection itself in combination with the medication has highlighted those changes.

Why does it dry / peel and how to nourish the baby's scalp?

It is a seborrheic dermatitis in infants and usually occurs on the hairy part of the head, but can also occur on the eyebrows, ears and around the nose. They usually disappear spontaneously for up to a year and is a harmless temporary condition, which occurs due to excessive secretion of fat. It is known as the “Cradle cap”. Special shampoos, baby oils and certain creams and lotions are used to care for these affected areas of the skin. It is recommended to soak the peels with baby oil and then gently remove with a soft comb. If the changes are extensive, this procedure is repeated over several days. It is not recommended to remove all changes at once because the skin is delicate and can be easily damaged. If changes are still present or you notice itching on the scalp, consult your pediatrician or dermatologist.

I have a five-year-old child who has something like lichen on his face. We were told to use Canesten, and we use it, it does not spread, but as soon as we stop, it appears immediately?

It is probably a fungal infection that calms down with Canesten. Fungal infections are laborious and require long-term therapy (2-3 weeks). It is necessary to wash the skin of the face with water, to keep it dry, not to use oils and lotions. Avoid using antibiotics that support the development of fungal infections. Consult a dermatologist for the duration of therapy unless it is another skin condition.

I have a 4 year old daughter. At the age of 2, redness appeared on her groin and inside the vulva, around the eyes and on the head. They prescribed us all kinds of creams but nothing helps, there is still redness down, it does not go away at all. Please advice.

Given that this is a skin change that lasts a long time, a consultation should be made to see the the condition. You can make an appointment for consultation at the immunological Children's Clinic (3147714).

I would like to ask a question too. My son was born with a small red dot on the back of the neck, one millimeter in size (maybe less). In time, the spot turned pale and turned skin-colored. It has expanded and now at 19 months it is about 2-3 centimeters long, but it has already stopped spreading. Looks like a scratch. The pediatrician said it was nothing serious. Do you recommend visiting a dermatologist? The child does not itch and does not show any signs that it bothers him.

If your pediatrician has advised you that it is nothing serious, there is no need to visit a dermatologist. Let your pediatrician follow you, if necessary, he will refer you for a consultation.

Is it enough to bathe the baby only with soap and bathing shampoo, and then apply body milk? My baby is 16 months old and has normal skin.

Soap and bathing shampoo and after that, to apply body milk is enough, especially in the winter months when the skin is more exposed to drying due to the cold, i.e. due to change of clothes.

My son is 4 months old. Ever since he was born, he had some subcutaneous pimples on his face, and they have something white inside. Most of them disappeared, but remained on his right cheek. So, could you tell me what to use to get rid of these left too. At the beginning we bathed him with Eucerin soap, is it possible that they disappeared from his soap?

These are Milia - white spots, which most often occur on the nose and face, and are due to clogging of the sebaceous glands. They usually disappear spontaneously within a few weeks and do not require any therapy.

I have a two-year-old daughter, there is nothing on her skin, there are no wrinkles, but she is itching. It has been like this for two weeks. We went to the doctor and he gave us allergy syrup, but it did not help. Itching all over the body again. If the doctor can tell us how to stop the itching.

I have a two-year-old daughter, there is nothing on her skin, there are no wrinkles, but she is itching. It has been like this for two weeks. We went to the doctor and he gave us allergy syrup, but it did not help. Itching all over the body again. If the doctor can tell us how to stop the itching.

If you could please give advice! I have a four-month-old son. Ever since he was born, he had tiny white spots on his nose like subcutaneous pimples, which disappeared for a while, but now reappear. We use Becutan cream, do we have to apply a special cream to get rid of it?

In babies, small, white spots appear on the face in the area of the nose immediately after birth and usually disappear. They are due to the hormones of the mother. I think it's nothing serious, but wait and see if they disappear. You can consult your pediatrician when you go for regular checkups. Immediately after bathing, it is desirable to apply a cream for skin care of the whole body in order to preserve and maintain normal moisture. There is no need to apply a special cream.

My daughter was bitten on the cheek by a friend in kindergarten. At first the place was blue and then paler, but it is still visible, what should we treat it with so that it does not remain a mark/scar?

If there is no skin defect but only a bruise, it will withdraw spontaneously with resorption of the bleeding. There is no need to treat it with anything.

My baby is three and a half months old and he still has baby acne on his cheeks. We tried with Mustela - Stellatopia and Becutan zinc oxide cream. There is no big effect, it helps him at the moment of application, but then they appear again.

In the case of baby acne, they usually disappear spontaneously during the second month and there is no need for any additional therapy. Since the use of stellatopia and zinc cream has an effect on the changes, it may not be baby acne. Consult your doctor for eczema or other changes.

Hi, my baby is two months old and has small red spots like a rash on his neck. I rub it with Jekoderm, but it does not help. He also had them on his cheeks, but for that, it helped.

As your baby is still small and the thermoregulation is immature, be careful not to put too much clothes. By clothing and covering the baby, he can get overheated and a rash may appear. As orientation, you should dress your baby as you do. Also, the temperature in the room should be around 20 degrees, because if it is too hot it can lead to a skin rash. Try undressing your baby and see if it will lead to a disappearance of the rash. If it is still present, consult your doctor.