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There's nothing quite like the smoothness of a baby's skin. That is why mothers, especially first-time moms, get worried when their infants develop rashes and other skin conditions. A baby's delicate skin can easily be prone to different kinds of skin problems and sometimes all a mother has to do is second guess because the child is not yet capable of telling what feels wrong. Instead, the baby will just be cranky and cry. At the Oilatum's ProtectKNOWLogy Bath Time Summit, the mothers were empowered with knowledge on what they need to know about skincare and psychology.

Oilatum ProtectKNOWLogy

Oilatum launched the ProtectKNOWLogy Bath Time Summit last February 6, 2020 at Shangri-la the Fort in Taguig. The summit is one of STADA's programs to help improve healthcare in the Philippines by providing quality products in the country. Present during the event to impart their knowledge in the field of dermatology and psychology are Dr. Wilsie Salas-Walinsudin, a pediatric dermatologist and Dr. Antonio Sison, an expert on psychiatry and dermatology.

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Dr. Wilsie Salas-Walinsundin is an advocate of the safe use of topical and oral dermatological medication for the pediatric population. She also advocates the awareness of psoriasis for the adult and pediatric population. Dr. Wilsie discussed the common pediatric skin conditions and what could be done to avoid and treat them.

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According to Dr. Wilsie, the top 3 skin diseases that a young child normally acquire are

  • eczema resulting from dry and sensitive skin
  • bacterial infection such as impetigo and folliculitis
  • viral infections such as viral exanthem, chickenpox, viral warts, and molluscum

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Dr. Antonio Sison shared his expertise on the psychiatric effects of skin problems on children and the maternal mental health. Dr. Sison mentioned that the mother goes through a lot of stress during the pregnancy and postpartum that affects her mental health.

Tips for mothers when on how to handle a child's skin problem

  • Have a safe and loving relationship with your child
  • Always consult a dermatologist for your baby's skin conditions
  • Address skin concerns of your baby by following the advise of your dermatologist
The Oilatum ProtectKNOWLogy was a fun learning event for the attendees on how to take care of their kid's skin to keep them healthy.