Marbling of the skin in babies: causes
The skin of small children is very tender and fragile, so caring for them, you need to be as accurate as possible. Toddlers can not be rubbed, their skin can only be soaked with soft towels that will not harm it. In addition to towels, cotton diapers can be used.
If you do not pay proper attention to the baby’s skin, then there may be diseases that will bring a lot of discomfort to the child and his parents. One of these diseases is the marbled skin of the baby. It appears in the form of blue skin. In some babies, only the individual parts turn blue, but there are cases when the color changes in the whole body.
Marble disease is common in newborns. The skin of the baby becomes a marble or blue-spotted color because the blood vessels that are close to the skin have not yet fully formed. Some of them narrow, which leads to the formation of a bluish color on the skin. Other vessels expand and because of this, a marble color is obtained. This is how the pattern is formed on the skin, which becomes more pronounced if the baby is cool or begins to heat up sharply. Sometimes this disease in infants is one of the manifestations of disorders in the work of the nervous system, including, a sign of diseases such as cyst or dropsy of the brain, increased intracranial pressure.
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