As your baby grows, different types of rashes may appear on her body. In most cases, they don’t indicate a dangerous skin condition but in some cases, they do. With time, many rashes disappear without any treatment. If your child has high fever with rash then you should take her to a doctor. A single type of rash can have different causes, so let the doctor know from what type of rash your baby is suffering. Many over the counter creams and home remedies can give relief from itching and pain of baby rashes.
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Types of rashes and treatment
Hive is a common allergic rash, it is very itchy and consists of raising large welts on the body surface. Hives are circular in shape and pale in color in the center. These often happen from an allergic reaction to food, medicine, viral infection and insect bite or stings. It can occur in any body part and not lasts more than three to four days. Localized hives usually indicate direct skin contact with a substance or infected person. If the symptoms of hives are mild then it will clear up on their own. You can treat the child with anti-inflammatory drugs or can apply Aloe Vera gel on your child’s affected skin,it will heal the skin immediately.
It can occur when a minor wound becomes infected with bacteria and turnsred and moist. Pus and yellowish scab appears on the surface of the skin. The surrounded skin of infected wound becomes swollen and tender because of inflammation. If your baby scratches it, bacteria can spread in the skin and give rise to more infection. The treatment of the infected wound depends upon how terrible it is, you can apply an over the counter medicine or apply a paste of turmeric on it.
It can occur in any body part. Impetigo is a result of a scratch, bite or minor irritation that becomes infected by streptococcus or staphylococcus bacteria. In this skin condition, your infected skin becomes red and moist with yellow pus. It is spreadable, so make sure your baby wouldn’t scratch it. It can be treated with over the counter creams and solutions. It can only be treated with antibiotics, so take your child to your dermatologist. The doctor will prescribe an antibiotic ointment or cream, for curing and healing it.
Cellulitis is a type of skin infection that is limited to a certain body part. It is caused by streptococcus bacteria. In cellulitis, skin becomes swollen, red and inflamed in one area. Sometimes cellulitis infection can be accompanied by fever. Cellulitis should be evaluated and treated timely as the infection may spread rapidly. It a non-contagious skin infection and can be treated with oral or intravenous antibiotics.
These rashes are skin infection that is caused by two types of fungi; tinea and candida. Tinea is commonly known as ringworm. It is an oval ring-shaped infection with normal looking skin. It is itchy and scaly from the edges. It can be found on the scalp, body face or nails. Candida mostly occurs in babies, it can be found on the fold of moist skin, for example on baby’s chin between his/her toes etc. Sometimes,constant use of diapers can also develop this condition. An antifungal cream prescribed by a doctor is best for this condition. You can also apply coconut oil to your baby’s fungal infection. It will help soothe the skin.