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Baby degeneration, prevention and treatment

Baby degeneration, prevention and treatment




Prior to degeneration, the skin goes through an early stage, so if your baby's fingers begin to whiten, this is a sign that they have begun to freeze. In this case, take him home immediately and remove any wet clothing from him.
Hold it close to your body and warm your fingers slightly by holding them under your underwear. Then, put your fingers in hot water, not hot, around 37-40 degrees Celsius. If you do not have a thermometer, try water with your elbow to make sure it is not too hot.
Do not rub your fingers and do not heat them using heat sources such as the oven, the fireplace, the oven because they can damage the tissue even worse.
If your baby's fingers look waxy, are rough, yellow, swollen, or appear basic, then the frosts will settle. These are actually a skin freeze and are measured in degrees depending on the state of gravity, such as burns. In the early stages, frostbite affects the skin on the surface, but in the last stage, it attacks the skin deeply, affecting the muscles and even the bone.
If you notice any of the symptoms presented by the frostbite, you must wrap it in a blanket and take it to the guard room immediately. At this stage, it is exposed to a risk of infection or permanent tissue damage. You can wrap the affected areas in a sterile dressing. If the fingers or toes of your baby appear frozen, wrap them in such a way that they are separated from each other.
Heat your baby gradually on the way to the hospital by gently holding in their hand the frozen areas (if not wrapped) giving them the warmth of your skin.
It is possible that the skin of your baby's skin may become very red and painful as it warms. The doctor at the guard room can recommend to your baby a treatment that will help him feel better. It will also check if the baby has hypothermia or too low body temperature.
If your baby has a fever after returning home or the frostbite begins to look discolored or fluid leaks from them, take him back to the hospital immediately.
How do I prevent frostbite in the case of my baby?
Be vigilant. Your baby may break down faster than you do, especially since at such a young age, babies lose heat in their skin faster than adults. If you hold him in his arms and he does not move in such a way that his body generates heat, he will be cold much faster. If it is large enough to go it alone, it can probably tell you when the sensation of skin stinging occurs, a sign that the skin is beginning to freeze.
So do not keep it in the cold for long and wear it properly when you take it for a walk in front of the block or to the car and back. Avoid wearing it or wearing shoes that are too tight because poor circulation contributes to frostbite.
When you are out with your baby, check often if it has started to get cold or if the skin has started to whiten. Usually, the skin begins to freeze at the extremities or in the areas that are most exposed to wind and cold. Check his face, ears, cheeks, fingers and toes even if you think he is well dressed.
Immediately remove wet clothing (such as gloves) as moisture favors the loss of heat from the skin. Moreover, it is good to have a pair of spare gloves on you.
Be very careful, especially on cold days, when the wind blows, this is one of the reasons why the body loses heat faster which increases the risk of hypothermia and frostbite.
Alina Sica
Editor