After the birth of a baby, the functions of his body are rebuilt - the baby begins to breathe, eat, metabolism and cleansing of the body. The first months of a child's life may be accompanied by rashes, stomatitis, and other manifestations that cause anxiety to parents.
What looks like a sweatshirt in infants
The activity of the child’s body in the first months of life is characterized by an unbalanced mechanism of thermoregulation, severe sweating, which can cause skin irritation. What does prickly heat look like in infants? Infantile fever can occur immediately in the first days after birth or later. The photo shows that sweating appears in the form of a small rash against a background of slight redness of the skin. Acne looks like small bumps with a slight reddening or is transparent. Often the appearance of sweatshirts is associated with walking in hot weather, sometimes it appears after sleep.
Sweating in newborns on the face
The occurrence of redness and rashes on the face, as a result of overheating of the body, is rare, more often these manifestations indicate other diseases. Sweating on the face of the baby can appear from overheating at the place of contact with the pillow during the baby’s sleep. A baby sweat on the head is often found on the forehead, in the back of the head and behind the ears.
Sweating on the neck at the baby
Long loose hair, a too tight collar, tight clothing can provoke severe sweating in a small body, and the appearance of rashes on the neck. The anatomy of the children's body in the first months is characterized by the presence of small folds on the neck, in which sweat is retained. Residual moisture causes the newborn to develop sweating on the neck. Sometimes sweating after the neck can spread to the face.
Infantile sweat all over the body
Rash and redness can have a different degree of damage - focus on one area of the skin or spread throughout the entire body of the baby. Sweating on the body of a newborn is more likely to occur in places where sweat accumulates - in the elbow folds, under the knees, in the groin, in the folds on the inner thigh, on the butt, in the armpits.
Less commonly, sweating in infants occurs in the upper back, chest, and stomach. Rash on the back happens in the smallest babies who do not know how to roll over on their own and sleep on their backs. Diapers that prevent skin from breathing freely or non-compliance with hygiene rules may be the cause of sweating in the baby on the buttocks, inner folds of the thigh.
Causes of sweating in newborns
Adults are concerned about any changes in the appearance and behavior of infants, they are interested in why prickly heat in newborns. The body’s problem in the first months of life is the underdeveloped ducts of the glands. Overheating of the body provokes enhanced excretion of sweat glands of moisture. Still underdeveloped narrow ducts can not miss a large amount of sweat, it remains in the skin, causing inflammation and rashes. Inflammation of the skin is a consequence of overheating of the body, so the cause of the appearance of rashes can be:
- high temperature, humidity indoors or while walking;
- too warm, off-season clothing;
- tight or synthetic fabric clothing that does not allow air to pass through;
- air-tight diapers;
- plentiful lubrication of the body with a cream that is poorly absorbed and does not allow moisture to evaporate from the surface of the skin;
- non-observance by parents of the rules of hygiene of the baby - bathing and washing;
- increased body temperature in other diseases.
Symptoms of sweating in children
In most cases, external signs of skin inflammation from overheating do not accompany the additional symptoms of sweating in infants. Sometimes the baby may be itchy, so the baby becomes restless, sleeps poorly. Perhaps, but rarely, cracking of the vesicles and drying out, in the absence of treatment of sweating, the surface of the skin acquires a moisturizing appearance. Rarely, in advanced form, body temperature can rise. An increase in temperature can signal to parents about the development of another disease, and they need to see a doctor.
How to distinguish prickly heat from allergies
Sometimes parents are mistaken for allergies. How to distinguish sweating from allergies in infants? An allergic rash appears in places of contact with an object causing an allergic reaction, or from food. The photo shows that allergic rashes have a brighter color, characterized by rough red spots. The predominant places of localization of allergic dermatitis are facial skin, abdomen, hips, hands.
Types of sweatshops
There are various forms of manifestation of the disease. According to external characteristic signs, additional symptoms and the duration of the course of the disease, the types of sweating in children are distinguished:
- Crystalline is a mild form of the disease. In the photo it looks like small transparent solitary, less often - merging vesicles without inflammation. In appearance, the bubble resembles the accumulation of dew. A characteristic feature is the cracking and exfoliation of the bubbles. In infants, this form of the disease does not cause anxiety, it has a rapid course - it passes in a few days.
- The red form is characterized by additional symptoms. Outwardly, it looks like a rash in the form of individual small acne with redness, accompanied by itching in the places of inflammation. The baby becomes restless. The treatment of this type of sweating in the baby is long, it can last up to twenty days.
- The deep form is rare. Acne forms in the thickness of the skin and has a skin color without inflammation. Passes quickly in a few days.
How to get rid of prickly heat
Sweating itself in children is not dangerous, it does not require special methods of treatment, parents can independently get rid of rashes in normal home conditions. It is necessary to start treatment in time to avoid the danger of infecting damaged skin areas. It is always better to prevent the disease than to treat it later. In order to prevent or treat a disease, it is necessary to remove the causes of the development of the disease. Moms need longer to increase the immunity to breastfeed the baby. How to treat prickly heat?
Dr. Komarovsky says the rash signals parents about their misbehavior. To get rid of sweatshirts, it is necessary to avoid excessive wraps, constantly ventilate the room and maintain the air temperature to 22 degrees, do not walk outside on a hot time of the day. You can not put the baby in tight or artificial fiber clothing. It is recommended to frequently change clothes, avoid using too oily creams.
It is necessary to pay increased attention to the hygiene of the baby, wash it after each bowel movement, do not use antibacterial wipes, because they dry the skin and cause irritation. Bathing should be done daily, and before bathing and after it you need to take air baths - the baby needs to stay without clothes for some time. Parents need less often to use diapers for infants.
Bathing with sweating
Water procedures are necessary for healthy children and with affected skin. How to bathe a child with sweating? Doctors recommend adding a small amount of potassium permanganate to the bathing water. It is necessary to make a weak solution of potassium permanganate separately until the crystals are completely dissolved and only then pour it into the bath so as not to dry the delicate skin of the baby. After bathing, you can treat the affected area with soda solution, do not put the baby on immediately, wipe it well and let the moisture dry completely before putting it on.
Powder from sweating
To care for damaged areas of the body, a powder from prickly heat for newborns is suitable, it has the ability to absorb moisture. Powders with cooling and healing effect are sold in the pharmacy. They soothe itching and help heal comb. Improper powder application instead of benefit can be harmful. You can sprinkle only well-dried damaged areas of the baby.
For skin irritations, it is better to abandon creams and oils, because they prevent the evaporation of moisture and exacerbate the disease. How to smear potnichka in infants? You can cure the disease with special medicines: Bepanten ointment, Drapolen or Desyatin ointment. They are sold in pharmacies without a doctor's prescription. The drug is applied by rubbing gently onto a dried, damaged area.
Sweating in newborns - treatment with folk remedies
To get rid of the rash, you can use herbs. Folk remedies for sweating in children are used in the form of decoctions for internal use, wiping and bathing. An effective remedy for sweating is a decoction of chamomile and peppermint for bathing - it soothes itching and promotes the rapid healing of irritation. The composition of the decoction for rubbing the baby give laurel leaves or birch buds. For internal use, a decoction of pansies or violets is an excellent tool.
For bathing, a decoction of oak bark, a string of leaves, walnuts, yarrow, celandine should be used. You can dilute the starch in a glass of boiling water, dilute with warm boiled water and rinse the baby with a solution, then wrap in a towel to absorb moisture, allow the child to air dry. After drying, the starch grains are evenly distributed throughout the body and absorb moisture, act as powders.