Warm summer days are not always a joy for parents, because this is the time when they may have problems with their little ones. In hot weather, babies may appear bubbling due to high temperatures.
The skin of newborns is more sensitive to heat, unlike that of adults, so they are more prone to such irritations. The health problem is known in medical terms as miliary or sudamine.
As a mother, it is normal to worry and do everything possible for the baby to be okay. First of all, you should not be impatient, because the problem is quite common in newborns, and the healing process comes by itself.
Find out everything you need to know about these hot flashes, so you know how to react if your baby is experiencing such a problem:
What are the signs of militia
On the body of the little one, especially in the areas that are covered by clothes or diapers, small bubbles appear that can be white or reddish. They occur because the channels of the sweat glands are blocked, and the sweat does not come to the surface of the skin, but remains under the skin. The little one can cry, because of his itching, which gives him an unpleasant sensation and a rather high discomfort. Babies can't even tell you what hurts them, so crying is the only way to alert them to their suffering. The eruptions occur in the areas where the babies sweat the most, ie on the neck, in the armpit area, on the butt, behind the knees, on the shoulders, on the forehead. Babies can be extremely restless and restless and have trouble sleeping. The most prone to the onset of hot flashes are babies in the first week of life.
Miliaria can be of several types:
- The crystalline miliary appears especially in the newborns during the first weeks of life and manifests itself by the appearance of bubbles filled with a transparent liquid, which break easily. They are not painful. The crystalline miliaria can be cured within a few hours of onset, if the necessary measures are taken.
- rubria millet is a form of the miliary in which the ringlets are reddish, being accompanied most often by itching. The milestone rubra passes in three to four days from the moment it appeared.
Miliaria is not a contagious disease, it cannot be transmitted from one baby to another.
How you can help the child with millions
The treatment of skin rash in the heat is not difficult for mothers. You need to cool the baby's skin so as to prevent the appearance of perspiration.
- let the baby stay without clothes as often as he can, otherwise put on him clothes as light as possible;
- never wear the baby too thick neither in the house, nor when you go out;
- Instead of creams and lotions, use talcum powder, which you have to apply very gently, without pressing the skin of the little one with power, so as not to create an even greater discomfort;
- When the time comes for the evening bath, wash the newborn with warm water, not with very hot water, to avoid the aggravation of bubbling;
- do not give the baby with lotion on the skin;
- do not use bandages, because they can aggravate the rumors even more, they can make pustules;
- after the bath, allow the child to dry as naturally as possible, do not massage it with the towel, but just wrap it with it;
- it keeps the room of the little one very well ventilated, at a temperature that is between 20 and 24 degrees Celsius;
- cotton clothing is the healthiest for the little one, because it does not promote perspiration and allows the evaporation of sweat;
- Avoid dressing the child in very tight clothes;
- Do not use creams or ointments, because they can either block the pores or make the skin moist;
- does not expose the child to the sun, nor allow him to make too much movement, in order not to stimulate the production of perspiration;
- Do not put socks or hats on the child, if this is not the case, as these can lead to aggravation of the noises, because a moist environment will be created.
Is it or not you need to go to the doctor?
Normally, the miliary (sudamine) passes by itself in three to four days, without the need for a consultation with a pediatrician. But there are also situations where you have to go with the baby to the doctor. Rarely, the rash may be infected by bacteria, which causes the bumps to become inflamed and become painful, which causes the baby to suffer. The presence of the doctor is required if the body temperature of the little one increases rapidly to 40 ° C or more. It is a dangerous complication, which is why the little one must be rushed to the doctor.
If the baby's eruption lasts more than a few days or if the eruption seems to get worse, if pus leaks from the hot flashes and / or if the lymph nodes (small swelling in the area of the armpit or throat) develop, go again. born to the doctor. The chills are also a sign that a medical consultation is needed.
Some studies suggest that babies who are breastfed are healed faster because breast milk helps boost immunity. So don't hesitate to breastfeed your baby.
Prevention of hot flashes
To keep the small millionaire as close as possible, you can take a few simple steps. It does not go with the little one in places where the humidity is accentuated, on hot days. If you have to travel somewhere by car, do not keep the air conditioning closed, but adjust it to a tolerable temperature for the child. When you walk in the park, opt for the first hours of the morning or in the evening, when the sun does not have the same power, and the temperature is lower.
Do not take long walks, so that the newborn does not stay in the stroller too long. It can sweat very easily, especially in the back and butt area, which will create a favorable environment for the appearance of specific bumps in sudamine.
On days when the temperature is very high, stay home at noon and make sure your little one stays in a well-ventilated room.
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