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Is It Normal To Newborn Freckle Rash
A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more
Sometimes: Babies sometimes have muscle twiches that mean nothing. However if they are repetitive ; occur frequently-you should have your dr check it out. Good signs are if the infant is otherwise behaving normally. ...Read more
Hormones & skin: The multitude of hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can affect the skin. There are some specific rashes that occur in pregnancy which follow a distinct pattern (PUPPP), while other patients can develop itchy skin. If the skin is simply dry, then a dry skin care program with natural oils can suffice. If there is an underlying rash, it should be evaluated by a Dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Local reactions...: Most local swelling, redness and pain at the injection site begins within 24 hours of the shot. It usually lasts 2 to 3 days, but with dtap can last 7 days. This is ok. If redness starts to spread, is large (>1 in), or begins >48 hours after shot, call doc. For more info see: http://www.Seattlechildrens.Org/medical-conditions/symptom-index/immunization-reactions/. ...Read more
When a baby has roseola, is it normal to fever coming back when the body is still covered with rash? Or should it be high only before rash appears?
Yes ...: Darker color on scrotal skin is normal because genital area is sex hormonal sensitive so its color undergoes its natural change from childhood to puberty/adolescence to adulthood just like similar change in female genital region and areola of breasts throughout life and during pregnancy. So, what you noticed is normal. If still in doubt, ask Doc timely. ...Read more
Yes: Some babies sweat a lot more than others. Younger babies are often overdressed, so they work up a sweat during feedings. Young babies also can't kick their blankets off, so sometimes they sweat a lot during sleep. If a baby seems to change colors (turn bluish, dusky, or pale), has trouble breathing (breathing very fast when not doing much), or has other odd symptoms, a doctor should evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for white babies to have lanugo on their back/ears? It is mostly blonde, but occasionally has a light brown tint to it. Baby was born 40w
Lanugo: Not just 'white' babies, but this can be seen in all races. ...Read more
Possibly.: Sun exposure to freckles can darken the freckles, especially during summer months. However, since a freckle is technically a pigmented lesion of the skin, it is important to have your dermatologist check the freckle as it falls under the abcde criteria for moles and melanoma--assymetry, border irregularity, color change, diameter >>pencil eraser and evolving/changing. ...Read more
Is is normal if you scratch yiur nipple and it has red dots (looks like a hickey) within seconds? Is it broken blood vessels?
Yes: How sharp are your nails? How hard do you scratch? ...Read more
There is a red circular mark on my 11 mo old's bottom that is normal skin color in the center. What is this?
There is a condition where the fetus has a rash while in the womb that is tiny little pustules. They pop, but then leave a tiny spot of pigmentation where they were. When baby born those spots almost look like freckles, but baby has never had sun exposure! Usually fades away over the first few months of life - rarely is ...Read more