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    Infants and young children should not use prickly heat powder

    Echemi 2019-06-26


    The prickly heat is a common skin disease in children in summer. In summer, the temperature is high, humidity is high, the activity of children is large, metabolism is vigorous, and baby sweat gland function has not yet fully developed and matured, it is easy to sweat, sweat and not dry in time, it is easy to cause sweat gland duct blockage, baby's head, forehead, neck, armpit, back and buttocks are easy to grow rash parts.

    When a child has a prickly heat, it is not recommended to use prickly heat powder. The raw materials of prickly heat powder include talc powder, boric acid, spices, sublimated sulfur, menthol, zinc oxide, thymol and salicylic acid. Its main functions are analgesia, itching relief, anti-inflammation, sterilization and inhibition of prickly heat regeneration. Pimple powder is easy to form granular substances on the skin after absorbing water. Particulate matter deposits on the skin folds. It is easy to cause skin ulceration after repeated rubbing. At the same time, Pimple powder can also block the pores, which is not conducive to sweating, and even can breed bacteria. At the same time, it is easy to fly prickly powder, and children may be sucked into it to induce respiratory tract infection. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the ingredients of prickly heat powder may contain some contaminated asbestos, which is harmful to human body, so it is not recommended. Experts suggest that the scientific methods of preventing and treating prickly heat can be summarized as cooling, cleaning and drying. Daily home care can start from the following aspects:

    Indoor ventilation should be paid attention to, avoid overheating, indoor air conditioning temperature is comfortable and cool, pay attention to skin cleanliness and hygiene, baby clothes should choose cotton clothes with good air permeability and moisture absorption. When sweating, wipe sweat in time, bathe frequently, change clothes frequently, keep skin clean and dry, wash with warm water as far as possible, hot water will stimulate inflammatory prickles.

    For the skin that has already been prickly, it should be exposed to the air as far as possible. At the same time, children should wash their hands and cut their nails in time to avoid scratching the skin and aggravating skin infections caused by prickly prickles. If the child has severe itching pain and exudate, the child should be taken to the dermatology department of the hospital to see a doctor in time. Under the guidance of the doctor, professional ointments such as calamine lotion and mopirocin should be applied to the affected area.

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