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What causes severe rashes on the face and chest area of an infant?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: My baby is 6.5 months old and since last one week she has developed very bad rashes on her face and chest mainly. I am attaching the snaps of the same. Also I am giving details about the other things.

We have shown her to paediatrician 3 days but still we could not see any improvement. The paediatrician suggested following
1. Atarax drops 10 drops 2 times a day
2. Change of oil from XXXXXXX Badam to Coconut
3. Change of soap from Mothercare baby wash to Tedibar
4. Change of lotion from Mothercare to Atogla

Since last 6 months we have been using Mothercare baby wash, Mothercare Lotion , Almond oil for massage but these rashes never appeared.

She is on formula and is taking Farex 1 since last 6 months.
Last since last one month we are giving her mashed dal rice khichdi.

Although the climate has become very hot now. From 30 to 35 degrees now the temperature at XXXXXXX where we stay is 42 degrees during afternoons. So could it be because of that because rest of the things are same . We also dont take her out very often

Pls suggest
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Seems to be miliaria, go for calamine lotion

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
I have reviewed the attached photographs and it seems to be miliaria which is a form of heat rash.
In such cases I recommend my patients to apply soothing lotion like calamine lotion on the affected areas of the body twice daily for 7-10 days.
You can continue with atarax drops.
There was no need to change soap, oil and lotion.
Besides this make her wear loose cotton clothes and keep her in a cool airy environment.
I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to clarify any further doubts.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 21 minutes later
Thanx. Can u pls suggest some good calamine lotions?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Welcome!!

Detailed Answer:
Welcome!!
You can go calasoft lotion or dermocalm lotion.
Both are equally effective.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 10 minutes later
ok and shall v continue with ataglo lotion which is a moisturising lotion cos her skin is dry and it may itch
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes you can use ataglo lotion

Detailed Answer:
Yes you can use ataglo lotion as a moisturising lotion for your baby's dry skin.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 30 hours later
have bought dermo calm. I hope it is not harmful for the eyes as we would be applying on face
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
It is not harmful

Detailed Answer:
It is not harmful.
You can easily apply it on the face but don't put it in her eyes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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