For the pediatrician, the diagnosis is simple through the physical examination of the affected area, and depending on the type of lesions, they will determine if there is an infection or if the cause of the dermatitis is of another nature.
The main recommendation is to maintain strict hygiene for the baby, drying his or her skin carefully to avoid long periods of humidity.
If there is no improvement, or if signs of a fungal or bacterial infection are detected, the pediatrician will prescribe:
- Steroid cream or gel.
- Antifungal cream in case of fungal infection.
- Topical application of antibiotics, or if the bacterial infection is more serious, they will be combined with oral antibiotics.
If dermatitis becomes recurrent or the symptoms worsen, your pediatrician will refer you to a dermatologist to assess the condition and develop a more specialized treatment.
At the Pediatrics Center, we provide specialized care to our small patients from birth to adulthood, through our pediatric, oncology, neurology, and cardiology services at the level of the best medical centers in the world.