Heat allergy in children (miliaria)
Heat allergy is also called miliary and occurs frequently among young children, especially infants and newborns. It can occur both in the hot season and in the hot season, when parents dress their children too thick. But most cases occur in the summer. To avoid the irritation caused by the heat, children should be dressed as thick or thin as adults. In addition, the materials must be 100% natural and the exposure to heat should be done gradually and all the rules of protection must be observed!
What is millionaire?
Sweat glands of young children are underdeveloped and considered immature. The pores of these glands become blocked or inflamed and cause redness of the skin and discomfort. Small pink swelling or pustules containing water may occur. These are considered rashes or allergic reactions to heat.
What are the causes of heat allergy?
Direct exposure of the skin to a heat source causes irritation. The main cause of the milieus is the improper dressing of the child. Either it is dressed too thick or with clothes made of inappropriate materials.
Miliaria is frequent in the first weeks of life. It occurs more frequently in areas with hot and humid weather, but may also occur in other areas. Older children can also suffer from heat allergy and manifest themselves in the same way.
What are the symptoms of heat allergy?
Allergy symptoms are divided into 2 categories corresponding to the 2 types of miliary.
• Miliaria crystalline, sudamina - white, small vesicles that appear especially on the trunk and disappear quite quickly;
• Miliaria rubra - has about the same characteristics as the first, except that the vesicles are surrounded by an erythematous halo or are reddish.
In both types of allergy, miliaria occurs in areas delimited by the skin, especially where there is friction caused by clothing. The head, forehead, body folds, hands, chest and feet are the most affected areas.
Children often complain of itching or a stinging sensation. In babies, only visible symptoms are taken into account, because they cannot describe what they feel.
Heat rashes can be confused with hair follicle infections (folliculitis), but if you look closely at the irritation caused by heat with a magnifying glass you will notice that they are not based on infected hair.
How is the miliary treated?
Children's skin is very sensitive. This is best observed in the hot season, when the skin is reddish. In general, if irritated skin is cooled or held in a cool place, the irritation disappears. Miliaria is an allergic reaction to heat that can last several days in a row. It is a specific irritation of newborns!
Therefore, skin irritation can be relieved by a few simple measures. In most cases, the miliary does not require medical medical measures. Keeping the child in a cool environment, natural and light-colored clothes and warm baths are a successful treatment for these irritations.
It is important to cool the body area that is affected. For this purpose you can use cold wet towels or even a cool bath.
Baths with herbs such as brusture, nalba or tatana are also recommended. Hydrocortisone ointments, which are anti-allergic, can also be used to relieve symptoms and reduce irritation.
If the irritation is severe, manifests secretions or basalts from which yellow fluid comes out, there may be a secondary infection. It is important to go to the doctor to prescribe proper treatment.
The skin allergy caused by heat allergy disappears in 2-3 days. After its disappearance it is advisable to gradually expose the child to the heat to allow the skin to adapt gradually to the high temperatures. This will prevent future eruptions.
The most important thing is to remember that the little one, no matter how old he is, should be dressed as thick or thin as you dress. He also feels the cold and the heat the same way you do.
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