The allergic reactions are common in babies. Same slight irritation of the skin may be enough to trigger a rash. In most cases, these reactions are mild and parents or caregivers can treat them at home. The fact identify the allergen can help prevent future reactions.
It is one of the most common skin conditions in babies. There are different types of eczema, but toddlers are often affected by atopic eczema. The signs: tiny red bumps, and dry, scaly skin. A combination of genetic and environmental factors would be at the origin. Triggers for this reaction include irritating fabrics, soaps, and heat. Babies under 6 months of age tend to develop rashes on the scalp, face, and forehead. In babies aged 6 months to 1 year, the rash appears mostly on the knees and elbows.
Avoid chemical-based triggers like soaps, detergents, and scented lotions, and choose instead hypoallergenic products. Also, avoid rubbing your skin too hard with a towel. Hydrocortisone cream can treat rashes associated with eczema. Although it is usually safe for infants for short periods of time, it is essential to talk to a doctor first. If the rash spreads or gets worse, and if it shows signs of infection or blisters, see a doctor as well.
When the body is allergic to a substance, it releases a chemical called histamine which can lead to the development of hives and other allergy symptoms. They are characterized by itching and spots on the skin. They can vary in size and shape, but they are usually pink or red with a thin red border. THE’urticaria can grow anywhere on the body and often appears in clusters. It can also be triggered by an allergic reaction to an insect bite, such as mosquitoes, mites or bedbugs.
Anti-scratch mittens allergies with his nails, in order to avoid the risk of infection. In case of fever, lethargy, cough, or excessive crying, do not hesitate to consult a doctor.
About 6% of children aged 2 and under suffer from food allergies, the site says Medical News Today. Signs of this allergy may include skin reactions and respiratory or intestinal symptoms, such as: hives, itching, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, blood in the stool. Some babies may have allergic reactions to breast milk when the mother has consumed the food to which they are allergic. Milk and dairy products, peanuts and shellfish are the most common.
Doctors recommend that parents introduce one new food at a time to monitor this kind of reaction. Babies who develop allergic reactions such as wheezing, swelling of the lips or tongue, or difficulty breathing will require immediate medical attention.