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A 27-year-old female asked:

1 month old baby has a rash on face concentrated around eyes & ears. on ears it has now developed honey coloured pus that dries crusty. is this normal for? (he is only breastfed)

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Worrisome: What you describe sounds like an infectious issue that should be seen and treated by your physician. I would schedule a visit within 24 hours.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Please check his temperature. If he febrile, he may need additional testing.
Oct 21, 2018
Dr. Brad Hoopingarner
Specializes in Pediatrics
It is possible that the baby has eczema and there is secondary impetigo which is a superficial staph infection. The baby should be seen.
Oct 21, 2018
Dr. Farah Khatoon
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Rash: Sounds like seborrhea. See pediatric doc for supportive care.
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Last updated Apr 3, 2020

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