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My 15 week old baby has suddenly developed a rash all over his body! could this be a milk allergy or would that have come before now?

My 15 week old baby has suddenly developed a rash all over his body! could this be a milk allergy or would that have come before now?

Rash in newborn: Rash can be form various causes. It could be allergy but you have not stated if the baby is breast fed or formula fed. Some allergens pass thru the breast milk as well ; some babies are allergic to cow's milk proteins in the formula. Rash could be from other reasons as well. Baby should be seen by the pediatrician 4evaluation. It could b detergent/fabric softener/skin care prod. Used (baby/family. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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


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My baby has a rash all over her body, especially her legs. They are tiny pimple like bumps slightly red in color. What could this be?

My baby has a rash all over her body, especially her legs. They are tiny pimple like bumps slightly red in color. What could this be?

Baby rash: Rashes in children can have many causes. If it feels dry and itchy, it could indicate contact dermatitis. If, they are filled with fluids, it could indicate infection etiology. Rashes need always to be checked by your primary care doctor to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 5 week old baby has come up in a dry bumpy rash all over his body but he is breastfeeding fine and his toilet routine is normal. How to treat it?

My 5 week old baby has come up in a dry bumpy rash all over his body but he is breastfeeding fine and his toilet routine is normal. How to treat it?

You should discuss: this with your infant's pediatrician. Without seeing the rash, it's impossible to advise you. Most rashes in infants are benign and will get better on their own. Atopic dermatitis / eczema can present anywhere on the body in infants. It's reassuring that your baby is feeding well with normal bowel routine, but you should have him or her seen by the pediatrician to determine what this is. :) ...Read more

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My daughter gave birth by c-section 5 days ago nad has now developed a rash all over her body. Should she be alarmed? She is 23 and first baby

My daughter gave birth by  c-section 5 days ago nad has now developed a rash all over her body. Should she be alarmed? She is 23 and first baby

Time for a call: I would have her call the ob's service & discuss the issue with him/her.This could be a reaction to a medication used during the l&d process, one she is on, or a separate issue requiring a visit & testing. ...Read more

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Rash all over baby's body?

First of all: How old is your baby? Babies , newborns get a lot of rashes on the face, neck, chest and at times all over the body! this cause a lot of anxiety on the parents and most of these rashes are harmless. They do tend to get worst before they get better or totally resolved on their own through time.Most common are seborrheic dermatitis, heat rashes, newborn acne, erythema toxicum, dry skin, milk bumps. ...Read more

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9 month old diagnosed with roseola. I have red rash all over body. Dr says it's a virical rash, most likely roseola. Baby's ped says it can't be. Thks?

9 month old diagnosed with roseola. I have red rash all over body. Dr says it's a virical rash, most likely roseola. Baby's ped says it can't be. Thks?

Roseola: Adults generally do not get roseola. Roseola is a virus that children under 3 get (adults can get it but most people have already had it as an infant). Either way, viruses are self limited and require supportive care, fever control and hydration only. ...Read more

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My 6 mth baby just broke out in rash all over body & face. Not too severe but she's never had it I use odor free soap and lotion. Should i worry?

My 6 mth baby just broke out in rash all over body & face. Not too severe but she's never had it I use odor free soap and lotion. Should i worry?

Maybe: In order to know how serious the rash may be more information is needed. If there is a fever or any other signs of infection it may be a viral rash, however that decision should be made by your medical provider. Fevers in infants need to be taken seriously and the child examined to look for source of infection. Speak with the provider today to decide further course of action. ...Read more

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I have rash all over my body soon after giving birth. My baby is 6months and I breastfeed, what do I do?

I have rash all over my body soon after giving birth. My baby is 6months and I breastfeed, what do I do?

Pregnancy rash: Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy is an itchy rash that commonly begins on the abdomen, particularly within stretch marks (striae). It most usually develops during late pregnancy (third trimester) but can also start immediately after the baby is born. It was previously known as puppp (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) but this name has been abandoned as it caused confusion. ...Read more

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Baby rash on bumps wht to do to avoid rashes for babies?

Baby rash on bumps wht to do to avoid rashes for babies?

Rash in bumps: Use soap and water when cleaning diaper area. Dry with hair dryer and apply diaper cream with a xinc oxide base. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a baby to have a rash all over while teething n what's it look like?

No: An all over body rash is not from teething. Something else is going on. Please bring your child to their pediatrician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

Skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more