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Common Baby Skin Conditions: Symptoms & Causes​


Common Baby Skin Conditions: Symptoms & Causes​

Michelle Hunter April 1, 2020
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Skin conditions are not a straightforward corrective issue. “The skin is the biggest organ of the body, and its capacities are critical to the soundness of the other organ frameworks,” says Dr. Mark Koh Jean Aan, Head and Consultant, Pediatric Dermatology Service, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), an individual from the SingHealth gathering.

The skin is a significant boundary that forestalls extreme body liquid and mineral misfortune. It ensures against contaminations and forestalls retention of dangerous substances. It likewise controls body heat.

Baby skin problem conditions can be brought about by an assortment of elements, for example, heat, cold, organism, microbes, slobbering, sensitivities, or delayed contact with a wet nappy. Luckily, most child skin conditions are brief and clear up all alone after some time.

In progressively serious cases, be that as it may, creams and balms, topical steroids, and the oral drug might be required to determine the issue.

Regular skin conditions in babies

Warmth rash

Warmth rash, otherwise called thorny warmth or miliaria, is a sort of rash that happens in babies in light of the fact that their perspiration organs, not completely created, are effectively blocked. It is particularly predominant in hot, muggy atmospheres, for example, in Singapore.

“Rather than dissipating, the sweat stays caught underneath the skin, causing irritation and rash,” clarifies Dr. Koh.

  • Symptoms: Small, red to clear, pin-pointed knocks, normally over secured destinations, for example, the back and backside.
  • Causes:
  • Excessive sweat because of sweltering climate
  • Dressing a child too energetically or thick swaddling
  • Dressing child in textures that don’t permit sweat to vanish typically
  • A high fever
  • Heavy creams and salves that hinder the perspiration conduits


Nappy rash

Nappy rash, otherwise called diaper dermatitis, influences 35 percent of infants sooner or later in their first year of life. Its rate tops at around nine a year old enough.

  • Symptoms: A red, textured rash over the regions of the skin that are secured by diapers.
  • Causes:
  • Prolonged contact with pee and stools
  • Excessive dampness from delayed utilization of diapers
  • Friction from texture or cement tapes
  • Secondary disease from microscopic organisms or growth/yeast

Support top

Support top, otherwise called seborrhoeic dermatitis, for the most part, presents inside the initial hardly any long stretches of life and can repeat for up to 4-6 months.

“Support top happens because of an excess of a typical skin growth/yeast, auxiliary to incitement from maternal hormones while the infant is still in the belly. Be that as it may, in certain infants, it might be an early indication of atopic dermatitis or atopic skin inflammation,” says Dr. Koh.

  • Symptoms: Scaly, pink to red fixes on the scalp. Now and then, different zones of the body are additionally influenced, for example, the neck, armpits, and crotch. Regions can give oily skin secured with flaky white or yellow scales.
  • Causes:
  • An irregular creation of oil in the oil organs and hair follicles
  • Yeast/bacterial contamination

Atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis, otherwise called atopic dermatitis, is the most well-known skin condition influencing grown-ups and kids, including babies. It influences up to 20 percent of school-matured youngsters in Singapore, and for most patients, indications start during the principal year of life.

“Most youngsters with dermatitis improve as they get more seasoned. Be that as it may, the condition can repeat after months or even years. With great control, numerous patients with dermatitis can lead to sound, dynamic lives,” says Dr. Koh.

  • Symptoms: Patches of red, bothersome, harsh, and dry skin, ordinarily on an infant’s cheeks and at the joints of the arms and legs.
  • Causes: The specific reason for atopic skin inflammation is obscure. Atopic dermatitis is an invulnerable response and has a hereditary premise, being found to run in families. Contributory elements which can go about as triggers or exacerbate the condition include:
  • Environmental factors, for example, high temperatures, house dust vermin, viral diseases, inoculations
  • Allergens, for example, cleansers, creams, cleansers