Child having dry skin and lot of red areas. Using cetaphil. What to do? - Online Doctor Chats
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Hello XXXXXX.. XXXXXXX here
Please use a good moisturizer like Johnson's Baby oil every 2 to 3 hours on her body
because of that there are lots of red areas at her forhead and cheeks
Cetaphil is good as well
but there is not much improvement by using that
there are kind of small cracks appearing on that red part....
How long are you using it for?
Don't use soap on her for some time now
Use plain water for her bath
I can send you the photo of affected area of the baby, if that helps
Keep using cetaphil
Please send it
We are not using soap, we always use milk
YYYY@YYYY with subject as attention to XXXXXX
ok.. give me 1 min.. sending..
Give me a minute
I will check for it
I have seen the picture
Seems like she is having lot of exfoliation
How old is the baby?
She is feeding well on the mother's milk?
yess... we are giving her mother's milk only
That is great
and feeding is good as well
Let me tell you a few things
Newborns usually get these skin patches and dryness and scaling in the first 6 months
That is how the new skin is formed
There is nothing to worry about this
As she completes 6 months it will gradually fade away
good to know that nothing to worry :-)
Yes, it is normal for infants
New skin will grow and she will be better soon
please continue to use only milk for her bathing
Continue to use Cetaphil every 2 to 3 hours
Be very gentle on her
But, this is how the skin falls off, and new skin is formed
It is a normal phenomena
Do not let outsiders to touch her more
As the skin could get infected
Let only few people handle her
ok.. sure... just to add one point, sometime some very small amount of water comes from the affected area.. hope that is also normal ?
Yes, it is also normal
Was she born at term?
After 9 completed months?
8 months 20 days
That may be the reason for this
Nothing to worry but, she will be fine by 6 months
sure.. Thanks Doctor :-)... just one more quick question...
she is having lot of hair falls from last couple of days... hoping that is also normal in babies ?
You are right
Babies born before 9 months have abundant hair
Naturally, they fall off after birth
New hair and new skin will eventually grow
Smile please, nothing to worry
:-).. Thank you Doctor.. you are always helpful
Thank you too
you might not remember, but we have consulted 4 to 5 times from you... you are always good at the consultation
Thanks doctor... have a good day
Thank you, but there are many users with the name XXXXXXX so unable to guess which one
Thank you too
Have a great day ahead
not a problem, I understand
Bye for now
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