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Baby degeneration, prevention and treatment

Baby degeneration, prevention and treatment

Degenerations are deep skin lesions caused by prolonged exposure to cold. Babies are susceptible to frostbite, especially areas of the nose, ears, hands and feet.

Degenerations are deep skin lesions caused by prolonged exposure to cold. Babies are susceptible to frostbite, especially areas of the nose, ears, hands and feet.

The affected areas feel very cold to the touch, and when pressed their color changes to white or yellow.

Prior to degeneration, the skin goes through an incipient phase, so if your baby's fingers begin to whiten, this is a sign that they have begun to freeze.
signs:

  • baby's fingers begin to whiten, a sign that they have begun to freeze (hold it close to your body and warm your fingers slightly by holding them under your underwear);
  • If your baby's fingers look waxy, are rough, yellow, swollen or appear basic, then the frosting will be installed.
    In the early stages, frostbite affects the skin only superficially, but in the last stage, it attacks the skin deeply and also affects the muscles and bone.
    The measures you need to take:
  • you must wrap the little boy in a blanket and take him to the guard room immediately. At this stage, it is exposed to a risk of infection or permanent injury to the tissue;
  • you can wrap the affected areas in a sterile dressing;
  • if the fingers or toes of your baby's hair appear to be frozen, wrap them in such a way that they are separated from each other;
  • warm your baby gradually on the way to the hospital by gently holding in their hand the frozen areas (if not wrapped) giving them the warmth of your body.
    It is possible that the baby's frozen skin may become very red and painful as it warms. The doctor at the guard room can recommend to your baby a treatment that will help him feel better. It will also check if the baby has hypothermia or too low body temperature.
    If your baby has a fever after returning home or the frostbite begins to look discolored or leaks from them, take him back to the hospital immediately.
    prevention
    Your baby may break down faster than you do because at such a young age, babies lose heat in their skin faster than adults.
  • Don't keep it in the cold for long.
  • Wear it properly when you take it for a walk in front of the block or to the car and back.
  • Avoid wearing it or wearing shoes that are too tight because poor circulation contributes to frostbite.
  • When you are out with your baby, check often if it is cold or if the skin has started to whiten. Usually, the skin begins to freeze at the extremities or in the areas that are most exposed to wind and cold.
  • Check his face, ears, cheeks, fingers and toes even if you think he is well dressed.
  • Immediately remove wet clothing (such as gloves) as moisture favors the loss of heat from the skin. Moreover, it is good to have a pair of spare gloves on you.
  • Be very careful, especially on cold days, when the wind blows, this is one of the reasons why the body loses heat faster which increases the risk of hypothermia and frostbite.