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Is Age A Factor In Erythema Toxicum
Red skin is a symptom in which part or all of a person's skin is redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, ...Read more
Not usually: I have never see n iti n a 6 week old. It is primarily in the first 48 hours of life and resolves by a week of age. It could be viral...Have your child seen if it is concerning to you. ...Read more
None I'm aware of: Erythema toxicum is a transient condition affecting 1/3 to 1/2 of newborns & is relatively easy to diagnose on exam. I don't need a confirmatory test. Microscopic exam of some of the tiny blisters will yield eosinophils, a white cell associated with allergy.It's a cute test but i haven't done one since medical school. ...Read more
Erythema Toxicum: There are several rashes that are common in the newborn period, this is one of them. It looks bad because it is a red splotch with a little white pustule in the middle but it does not cause him any itching or discomfort. It will disappear on its own in about a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different rashes: erythema toxucum is a rash usually seen after birth consisting of effervescent rash spotty rash, not itchy and resolves spontaneously without ant treatment. It is not toxic nor can it spread to others. Eczema is a more chronic skin condition with red, dar and staley rashes, often itchy and can be triggerecby the environment, foods, shapes etc and can be treated to alleviate symptoms. ...Read more
None: Erythema toxicum is benign condition and does not require treatment. In fact no treatment is known to help with it. It will disappear on its own. ...Read more
Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus
Rash in newborn: ETN is not likely the cause (usually in first few days to 2 wks). Neonatal acne is common and generally starts around 3 weeks of age. Yes, neonatal acne can cover the areas mentioned. Another common rash to be considered is seborrheic dermatitis - this rash will typically have flaky patches as well. No treatment for acne, severe seborrhea may be tx with low dose steroid (ask your pediatrician) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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