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Rashes in Newborn

 

Rashes in the newborn period are common. While a comprehensive list of all possible rashes can not be made here, following is the list of some of the common rashes seen in newborns in Pakistan. If there are any questions or concerns about your child's rash, please consider asking your pediatrician.

Cradle Cap (dandruff)

Flaky, dry skin or yellowish crusty patches on scalp. May also show up around ears, eyebrows, armpits, and neck creases. Sometimes causes hair loss. Most common in newborns. It usually clears up in the first year.

 

Newborn Acne

Small white pimples, usually on the cheeks and sometimes on the forehead, the chin, and even the back of a newborn. May be surrounded by reddish skin. Can be present at birth or develop between 2 and 4 weeks of age. Best to leave it alone and not treat with creams or medications.

 

Diaper rash (yeast)

Red, bumpy rash in diaper area that may include pus-filled bumps. May be worse in the skin folds, with some isolated bumps around the outside of the main rash. Lasts more than two days and doesn't respond to regular diaper cream. More common in children who have recently taken antibiotics.

 

Newborn Eczema

Itchy rash that typically occurs in the creases of the elbows or knees, as well as on the cheeks, chin, scalp, chest, and back. Appears as dry, thickened, scaly red skin or tiny red bumps that may ooze or crust. Most common in families with a history of allergies or asthma. Typically shows up in the first year of life and often is gone by age 2, but can persist through adulthood.

 

Diaper Rash

Red, puffy skin in diaper area. Rash may be flat or raised. Causes discomfort during diaper changes. Most common in babies under 1 year.    

Body Eczema

Itchy rash that typically occurs in the creases of the elbows or knees, as well as on the cheeks, chin, scalp, chest, and back. Appears as dry, thickened, scaly red skin or tiny red bumps that may ooze or crust. Most common in families with a history of allergies or asthma. Typically shows up in the first year of life and often is gone by age 2, but can persist through adulthood.

 

Erythema Toxicum

A rash of small yellow or white bumps surrounded by red skin. Can appear anywhere on the body. Disappears on its own in about two weeks. Common in newborns, usually showing up two to five days after birth.

 

Milia

Tiny white or yellow pearly bumps on the nose, chin, and cheeks. Common in newborns. They go away without treatment in a few weeks.

 

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