Infants’ cheeks are always chubby and pink, and look like two sweet [little apples], which makes people want to touch and kiss.
However, all the beautiful things in the world need careful care to maintain, and so does the [little apple]. If not properly cared for, it is easy to change from the pink [Red Fuji] to the frightening red [Red Snake Fruit], even cracked and desquamated, or small red pimples, which makes parents feel distressed. Why is the child’s little face so fragile? Should we keep how pink and tender?
Is the skin of infants different from that of what?
When viewed under a microscope, we can see that our skin is divided into many layers.
The outermost layer is called stratum corneum, which is formed by stacking keratinocytes layer by layer and is relatively hard. Therefore, it can protect our skin, keep the moisture of our skin, prevent volatilization too fast, and enable us to resist certain external stimuli.
The stratum corneum of a baby is thinner than that of an adult, which is why the baby’s skin feels delicate.
Such delicate skin lacks sufficient protection of stratum corneum, is more likely to lose water, and is more likely to have allergic reactions when stimulated by strong sunlight, cold and hot, acid and alkali.
In addition, the sebaceous glands of infants are usually not fully developed, their ability to secrete sebum is weak, the skin surface is short of oil, and the [water locking] function is poor, which will also accelerate the loss of skin moisture, and the skin will easily become dry, then redness and desquamation.
Moreover, after such changes have taken place in the skin due to dryness, the original barrier function is destroyed, which makes it easier to be allergic to external stimuli and form common infantile eczema.
Infant eczema, earthwork folk prescription is not as good as doctor’s prescription,
Infant eczema is commonly known as milk tinea. In fact, it is not a tinea caused by fungal infection, but a kind of skin allergy, which often occurs on children’s face and loves to harm [small apples].
Infant eczema is mainly hyperemia and redness in the early stage, and gradually progresses to dryness, desquamation and rough feeling when touched. If it develops further, dark red maculopapules may be formed one by one. If you do not seek medical treatment in time, you may even have chapped and complicated infection.
There are many earthwork about infantile eczema among the people, and many new parents have also heard from their elders: just wipe peanut oil and tea seed oil!
In the outpatient department, I often hear the parents of the children say that they have wiped it, sometimes it is good or bad, and finally it gets worse and worse. I can’t help but come to see a doctor.
In fact, in the early stage of infantile eczema, external application of oil agent can have a weak moisturizing effect, thus helping the care of eczema to a certain extent.
However, when eczema occurs maculopapules, it is difficult to control the disease just by moisturizing. It is still necessary to seek the help of dermatologists, obtain nursing guidance suitable for individuals, or use some drugs as appropriate.
Daily care, cleaning and moisturizing are the key
Stain remains on the skin surface, often adheres to dust mixed in the air, forming stimulation to the baby’s skin. If it is a liquid with high concentration such as vegetable juice and nasal mucus saliva, it will also pour out the moisture in the skin, obviously making the skin dry, so it must do a good job of cleaning:
- Wash your face carefully: on weekdays, you should wash your child’s face carefully in the morning and before going to bed. Wipe clean after meals: after breast-feeding and feeding, wipe off the residual stains on the corners of the mouth for the child in time; Bath should be moderate: Afraid of dry skin is not a reason not to take a bath, The correct method is still to take a bath every 1 ~ 2 days according to the season, but the bath time should not be too long, it is appropriate to control it in about 10 minutes, and the water temperature should not be overheated, otherwise the skin surface grease will be washed too clean and the skin will be dry. Should try to use mild and non-irritating baby washing and protection products, or simply use clear water.
After cleaning, the skin is easy to dry, so efforts should be made to keep moisture:
- Moisturize after washing: Every time I wash my face, wipe my mouth and take a bath, All children should be re-smeared with moisturizing products. Recommended mineral oil: Moisturizing products are not as simple and crude as lard, peanut oil and tea seed oil. Whatever you have in the kitchen, But to carefully choose a product suitable for individuals. In fact, Tea seed oil is too sticky, For infants, it is not easy to absorb and is not a good choice. In terms of composition, mineral oil such as Vaseline is milder, less allergic and safer than animal oil such as lanolin. Dosage forms are divided into seasons: cream, that is, [oil in water], with water content of more than 31%, easy to spread and absorb, suitable for use in spring and summer. Lipids, i.e. [water in oil], contain less than 24% water. After being blended with surfactant to make emulsified oil, although slightly sticky and greasy than [oil in water], it has a longer moisturizing time and is suitable for use in dry seasons such as autumn and winter.
Oil agents such as tea seed oil are too sticky and greasy, which is not easy for infants to absorb and is not a good choice.
How parents do to protect their children’s [little apples] is very important. Don’t let [apples] be destroyed in your hands.
Author: Chen Yulan