Newborn Dry Skin and Peeling
Peeling on the baby skin are due to residing in fluid for nine months this way no need to worry hence if dry skin and peeling is more enough than need for best treatment that give baby a careful shiny look always.
Causes of Dry Skin in Babies
The main reasons for dry skin in babies is the exposure to the amniotic fluid although new born spent months surrounded the liquid that affect overdue babies to a great extent and the baby skin is covered by tiny hairs that adopt moist from environment also but when talk about normal skin it develops a barrier (vernix caseosa) that protect boy from various liquids.
Brief About Vernix Caseosa?
During the time of seventeenth to twenty week of pregnancy a white substance settle on the top of the skin that is like a creamy white matter that made from proteins, lipids and water called vernix caseosa this offer protection from skin dryness and block the surrounding fluid from direct contact with skin.
And during the last week this vernix automatically begin to dissolve.
Other Possible Reasons of Dry Skin
This Eczema is a primarily affecting skin condition that will outgrow during teenage or adulthood this also affects children and some of the cases seen in new born also but in most cases this affect three to four month age child.
The main symptoms of that skin condition is that skin appear thickened, scaly, and dry so the affected areas become reddish that cause irritation and this infection can affect any part of the body like upper arm, lower legs, cheeks or chest also for that condition trim the nail with smooth edge of baby for caring of skin.
Some other symptoms of that skin condition is also seen on some cases these are:-
- Dry Skin (Main Reason).
- Use of Irritants.
- Stress Due to irritation.
- Heat and Sweat.
- Allergens Condition.
A main reason for eczema attack is due to family blood like elder facing this condition.
Ichthyosis Vulgaris(Skin Condition)
Ichthyosis vulgaris is a condition that cause dry, peeling skin and doctor often refer this as a fish scale disease because this is is the most common condition that affect 2 from every 500 people. So if it in family than 50 percent chance that baby will inherit it.
Some of the main reason of this are:-
- Dry or Cold Air.
- Use of Scented Soaps/Perfumes.
- Frequent Baths.
The main reason for causing of ichthyosis vulgaris is due to a mutation in a specific gene.
How to Treat Newborn Skin Peeling
This is normal condition in early age of newborn so before going to pediatrician must follow some necessary steps to treat about skin peeling this way first of all avoid newborn from long bath(must be in under ten minute once or twice in a week) secondly apply the hypoallergenic moisturizer to the baby skin with making sure of minimize exposure from cold air.
With this also cover feet and hand of newborn before going to outside. Further avoid baby skin from use of skincare and cleaning products that are harmful for newborn baby also make sure that baby is stay hydrated with breast milk or formula and avoid from giving water before six months age for better care make use of humidifier to moisten the indoor air.
Oatmeal is also the best option for little one that has extremely dry skin or eczema.
When to Go to Doctor
Although earlier discussed that peeling and dry skin condition normally happen to almost every new babies and will stop once the layer of skin is exposed but there are few signs on some cases that need for better treatments.
If you see any of the symptoms listed, Discuss with your pediatrician.
- Sign of Sudden redness on skin.
- Persistent Dry Patches.
- Sign of fissures.
- High Fever.