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What are the symptoms of newborn freckle rash?

What are the symptoms of newborn freckle rash?

?? freckle rash??: That's a new one for me. Perhaps u are describing a rash called transient neonatal pustular melanosis that comes up as small pustules without inflammation & leaves brownish pigment as it fades. The pigment will fade over ~3m. ...Read more

Freckle (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: Newborn freckle rash?

What is the definition or description of: Newborn freckle rash?

Pustular melanosis: 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 it a permanent rash. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for newborn freckle rash?

What is the treatment for newborn freckle rash?

Nothing: Babies get several skin rashes (their skin is very delicate and reacts to everything). The little pimples on the face will go away without any treatment. Wash his face with plain water, no soap, and don't use any creams or medicines on his face, unless your doctor recommends them. ...Read more

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My newborn has a rash that looks like little pimples or freckles; will it go away?

Yes: As long as your baby is healthy (no fever, feeding well, and you do not have a history of any significant infections during your pregnancy), it is likely this is a benign newborn rash. The most common after birth are (1) erythema toxicum- minor rash that looks like flea bites and fades in the fist 1-2 weeks after birth, and (2) baby acne- appears around a month, resolves spontaneously. ...Read more

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What is neonatal tetanus?

What is neonatal tetanus?

Affects babies <1mo: In cultures where tetanus immunization is not common, babies are born without any tetanus protection they would otherwise gain from their mother. If you add this to inconsistant hygene, unsterile tools used at delivery, or the application of dung (in some cultures) to speed the separation of the umbilical cord stump, these babies may acquire tetanus and die in the first month. ...Read more

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What is neonatal nursing?

What is neonatal nursing?

Neonatal nurses: They are nurse who have extra training and experience to take care of newborns at the neonatal ICU. Those babies could be in the hospital due to prematurity, infections, congenital anomalies, depression or difficult transition around time of birth, etc ...Read more

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How common is neonatal tetanus?

How common is neonatal tetanus?

Depends on location: Neonatal tetanus is more common in situations where mom was never immunized or incompletely immunized leaving the baby without maternal protection at birth. Add that to the localized practices & problems result. Cutting the cord with a contaminated blade, or the application of dung (practiced in some cultures) to speed cord stump separation & there's a good chance baby will get neonatal tetanus. ...Read more

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What tests are done on newborns?

What tests are done on newborns?

Depends on the state: Many states have either few or extensive tests on the newborn for treatable or significant conditions. In my state dozens are covered including phenylketonuria, sickle cell, thyroid and too many others to mention. Sometimes we check for anemia, blood sugar or infection, : blood tests for ABO reactions are common if mom is o+ and we commonly test for jaundice without drawing blood using a meter. ...Read more

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What tests are done on a newborn?

Varies: Depending on the status of the newborn (normal, premi, undersized, oversized, infant of diabetic, etc) the testing varies. With some, the basic testing includes metabolic screening for a variety of conditions. In my state, about 27 conditions are part of the screening. Other states vary. ...Read more

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Are newborns hard to take care of?

Are newborns hard to take care of?

Its tiring!: Newborns are not hard to take off - they only need a couple things. They need to eat often, sleep often and be cuddled lots. However, those things are very tiring to new parents, which can make it feel like the hardest job you have ever taken on. If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed with your new one talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How long can a newborn feed up to?

How long can a newborn feed up to?

You decide: Newborns get the majority of their feeding in the first 5-10 minutes of the feeding, and the rest of the time after that is just sucking/suckling time for pleasure and comfort. If you have time and nipples are not too sore, it's fie to let them do this a couple of times a day. If your nipples are very sore, or you are pressed for time, the 10 minutes is long enough to get the nutrition they need. ...Read more

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Can I take my newborn into public?

Can I take my newborn into public?

No: Newborns are more prone to infection so you wouldn't think of having someone with a "cold" or fever be around the baby in your house where you can control who visits. Therefore, for at least the first few weeks during seasons other than winter (when there's fewer infections around) and for longer during the winter season, no malls, supermarkets, airports & the like. Walks and drives are fine. ...Read more

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My newborn won't eat! Please help?

My newborn won't eat! Please help?

See your doctor: A baby who won't eat needs to be seen right away by a pediatrician or family practice doctor. ...Read more

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What is acute neonatal hydramnios?

About the fetus: When the fetus is developing their is too much fluid in the uterine sac for fetal development. ...Read more

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What causes newborn to be jittery?

What causes newborn to be jittery?

JITTERINESS;: Newborn are normally jittery for sometime, refluxes are brisk, jark with sound, light, simple movement like taping the bed, etc. This is due to immaturity of nervous system, incomplete myelinization of axons, immaturity of neurotransmitters in brain, etc. Other causes: birth asphyxia (less oxygen), insult/injury to brain, poor feeding with low blood glucose, low calcium, maternal drugs, etc. ...Read more

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My newborn won't eat. What can I do?

Call: Call your Pediatrician. Newborns can quickly become dehydrated. ...Read more

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Can I take my newborn out in public?

Can I take my newborn out in public?

It depends: Well, yes and no. In the first few months, it's best to avoid large groups of people so as to minimize your baby's exposure to infection. Your newborn's immune system is still immature and he is more susceptible to infection than an older child is. Even a cold in a toddler can cause serious breathing problems in an infant. It's still okay though (and good!) to take your baby for walks outside. ...Read more

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What is neonatal nurse practitioner?

What is neonatal nurse practitioner?

Just like it sounds: A nurse practitioner that specializes in neonatal medicine. ...Read more

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How much should a newborn be eating?

Depends: A brand newborn (1-3 days old) may eat only 1/2 ounce at a time, but a rule of thumb is 2.5 ounces per pound, per 24 hours. Divided into 8 -12 feedings. If the baby is breastfeeding it's harder to gauge, so we usually follow urine output instead -- at least 6 - 8 wet diapers / 24 hours. ...Read more

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How do I kniw if my newborn is sick?

Fever, fussy: A newborn baby may have a fever (temp of 100.4 or higher) as a sign of illness. Irritability, poor feeding, poor sleep, or even lethargy could be a symptom. Severe cough or labored breathing could be due to a respiratory infection. Vomiting or diarrhea may be a sign of a gastrointestinal infection or food allergy. When in doubt, it's best to call your doctor if your baby is not acting him/herself. ...Read more

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Is my being heavy bad for my newborn?

Yes: If your weight is in the morbid-obesity zone, you have a high chance of dying or being disabled before your child reaches majority. I would say being orphaned is definitely an outcome you should take steps to protect your child from. ...Read more

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How can I get to know my newborn baby?

How can I get to know my newborn baby?

Typical behaviors: Over the next few weeks you will come to know your baby's personality and routine better than anyone. This is a good time to keep a journal and write down observations and or questions that you can bring to checkups. ...Read more

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Why do newborns wiggle around so much?

Spontaneous movement: The babies immature nervous has random muscle movements which maintain the size and tone of muscles long before the baby has any way to control them. It's sort of like a car running in neutral until they shift into gear. Muscles with no stimulation or movement shrink (think spinal cord injury or leg in a long cast).So the wiggles maintain basic muscle size until the kid learns haw to use them. ...Read more

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How long should a newborn wear mittens?

Nails in newborns: Usually it's around the first month of baby's life that these are useful. Also try a soft side of a nail file to gently soften the sharp edges of her nails, this will help minimize her scratching herself. ...Read more

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Not sure how to formula feed a newborn?

Not sure how to formula feed a newborn?

How much?: Offer 3 ounces every three hours and adjust from there. Stop to burp after an ounce. ...Read more

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How does a newborn baby get drug tested?

Three ways: There are actually three ways to test a newborn for drug exposure. We can test the actual umbilical cord to see if drugs are present in it. We can collect both the baby's urine and first poop (meconium) and check to see if drugs are present in either of these. Depending on what drug mom uses and time line of use before birth, different samples can give different results. Please don't use moms! ...Read more

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How often should I feed my newborn baby?

Wide range of normal: There is a wide range of normal feeding times, but babies at this age should certainly go no longer than 4 hours between feedings. Most feed every 2-3 hours. The key is that your baby is having 4-6 wet diapers per day which suggests that they are well hydrated. I would discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What to give my newborn (6wks) for a cold?

Saline nose drops: You should get the baby checked by the pediatrician if baby is irritable, running fever, not feeding well and if breathing fast
for just nasal congestion without any other symptoms you can use saline nasal drops followed by gentle suction till you see the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

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