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Or maybe it is not AZS? Only seborrheic dermatitis in a child?

Or maybe it is not AZS? Only seborrheic dermatitis in a child?

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There is a view that atopic dermatitis in children is a common disease, which is being diagnosed more and more every year. Doctors say directly that especially infants are very exposed to dry, cracking skin lesions, which is why all long-lasting patches on the skin are qualified by them for atopic lesions. Meanwhile, the practice of many parents says something quite different that it is also worth considering another possibility, because an AD-like rash in an infant may have a different cause, which is seborrheic dermatitis in the child. Both issues should be approached differently.

But how do you know that your child is not atopic, but seborrhea is a problem?

On the Internet, Beata describes his story:

In our case it was: diagnosed with AD by a pediatrician and dermatologist, treatment for AD without effects. Only treatment as with ŁZS, i.e. drying and moisturizing, first with zinc-yes fluid with hydrocortisone, now without hydrocortisone. It is a pity that doctors so quickly and carelessly throw most cases into the drawer: AZS Only one pediatrician on duty at night suggested ŁZS. Although we still do not have an accurate diagnosis, which is the cause of skin changes, but drying definitely helps.

Seborrheic dermatitis in a child - how to recognize

Seborrheic dermatitis in a child is associated mainly with cradle cap or dandruff, but the disease can also have other faces. Changes can occur either all over the body (contrary to appearances, they do not have to be covered with yellow scales, but look like AZS), or in places characteristic for ŁZS:

  • in the middle of the chest,
  • around the navel,
  • on the buttocks,
  • in folds of skin under the arms and legs,
  • in the groin.

The skin with seborrheic lesions may itch, burn, and be uncomfortably red. It may peel off and leave the impression that it is greasy.

Oiling or drying?

Sometimes seborrheic dermatitis in a child passes by itself, but more often it is necessary proper care. In adults, it can be used salicylic acid, ketoconazole. In children, it is recommended zinc ointment, anti-fungal products, corticosteroids, sulfur-containing products. Daily skin cleansing, thorough drying and non-heating of the body are recommended.

It is necessary to consult a doctor if the baby's skin becomes red, the child is accompanied by pain, or if there is pus or other discharge.