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Baby 6 Week Rash
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
What do I do w my babies diaper rash? Its been two weeks, not getting better, now has spread all over her back, legs and now her cheeks!
18 days old developed an allergy that looks like baby acne. Do babies develop this condition weeks after birth? Rash is only on forehead and cheeks.
Baby acne: The baby acne is a common event that reflects hormones transferred during the pregnancy. While the baby is floating in moisture, the skin is will not respond, but within 1-3 weeks after birth they break out for many weeks until the hormone levels drop & the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean ; avoiding irritating soaps helps.It has no relationship to allergy. If it persists > 3mo see the doc ...Read more
Not to my knowledge: I haven't heard of this treatment. If it's a diaper rash, you may need a prescribed medicine to clear it up. If the baby was born with a rash, it could be something benign (e.g., erythema toxicum - google it) or something serious, such as a herpes rash. The best thing to do is have the baby seen by his doctor for the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more