Common questions

What rashes are common in babies?

What rashes are common in babies?

Rashes with no fever or itching

  • Milia (blocked oil glands) Up to half of newborn babies develop small white spots called milia on their face, especially on the nose.
  • Erythema toxicum.
  • Baby acne.
  • Nappy rash.
  • Erythema multiforme.
  • Keratosis pilaris (‘chicken skin’)
  • Eczema.
  • Ringworm (tinea)

Should I take my baby to the doctor for a rash?

Contact your doctor immediately if your child has the following: A rash that doesn’t get better after a few days or with over-the counter treatment. Fever with a rash. Painful urination with a rash.

What is a stork mark on baby?

Salmon patches (also called stork bites) are very common birthmarks and appear on newborn babies. These marks are small blood vessels (capillaries) that are visible through the skin. They are most common on the forehead, eyelids, upper lip, between the eyebrows, and the back of the neck.

What are the stages of a rash?

Eczema —the general name for various inflammatory skin conditions that cause a red, scaly, blistered rash—has three stages: acute, subacute, and chronic. Each eczema stage has its own distinct symptoms that demonstrate the progression of the condition.

What is a pediatric rash?

Another common pediatric rash is heat rash, also known as prickly heat. This is caused by overheating of your child or baby’s skin. What happens is that the heat causes sweat ducts to inflame, creating red bumps on the surface of the skin. These rashes can be mostly found on the back, neck,…

What is a teething rash?

This rash is known as teething rash or drool rash. Teething rash occurs because bits of food, saliva, and constant wetness irritate a baby’s skin. When combined with frequent rubbing on the skin from hugging, clothing, and playing, your baby can develop a persistent, though harmless, rash.

What are the red spots on a newborn?

Petechiae: a speck of small red spots usually appear on a newborn baby skin. This is caused by the condition during the birth when the baby must be squeezed through tiny birth canal, and the squeezing action causes tiny bursts on fine arteries that appear on the skin.

What is treatment for rash?

Treatment for Rashes. Treatment for skin rashes varies according to the type of rash and its cause. In most cases, rashes caused by viruses resolve on their own over the course of days or weeks and do not require treatment, except to reduce itching. Anti-itching lotions (e.g., Calamine), oatmeal baths, and aloe vera gel may provide relief.

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