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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Newborn Freckle Rash (Overview)

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.


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Pityriasis rosea rash. Is it contagious to newborn babies?

Pityriasis rosea rash.  Is it contagious to newborn babies?

Have never seen it: Although i probably se a half dozen cases of pr /yr I have never seen it in a newborn in three decades + of practice. I do remember one case in a toddler about 18 mo, but none younger. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Newborn Freckle Rash (Overview)

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.


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Does the skin rash blanch if your baby has diaper rash?

Does the skin rash blanch if your baby has diaper rash?

Yes.: Diaper dermatitis will usually blanch when you press on it; it's a sign that the skin is inflamed, and the little tiny blood vessels in it have dilated to bring more blood to the area. The fastest treatment for diaper dermatitis is to take off the diaper. While that may mean somebody will have to follow the baby around with a pooper scooper, the rash will clear very quickly. ...Read more

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Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

No : Measles tends to appear as small spots whereas the rash of erythema infectiosum characteristically appears as a solid redness on the cheek (slapped cheek) with lacy like red spots or blotches on the extremities. ...Read more

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Baby born with face rash?

Baby born with face rash?

Very common: Newborns are frequently born with a fine, white/pearly rash to their face, primarily on the cheeks, nose and chin. This is known as "milia" or sometimes known as "newborn acne." milia is found on virtually all newborns and is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Blotchy rash appeared overnight?

Blotchy rash appeared overnight?

It could be just: About anything. Have your doctor take a look at it please. ...Read more

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My child has a skin rash?

My child has a skin rash?

Many possibilities: Location? Duration? Color? Induration? Peeling? Scaly?Exposures? Blisters? Scabs? Itchy? Other symptoms? Please be a lot more descriptive and specific ...Read more

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Is heat rash ever purple splotches?

Is heat rash ever purple splotches?

No: Heat rash looks like red raised spots or even pimples. Purple splotches would unlikely be from heat. More likely would be vascular or bleeding problem. ...Read more

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Baby face rash from pacifier?

Baby face rash from pacifier?

Hygiene: May be unrelated. May also be from saliva accumulating on lips/cheeks. Make sure you gently and frequently wash child's face with warm water to remove saliva. Make sure pacifier is cleaned often. If rash persists, see pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can brown red skin rash be a symptom of pityriasis versicolor?

Can brown red skin rash be a symptom of pityriasis versicolor?

Often is: Don't try to self-diagnose unless you're got at least some background. ...Read more

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Baby has a red rash on his belly?

Baby has a red rash on his belly?

See a doctor: There could be any number of causes of the rash. A doctor would need to see your child and examine them in order to diagnose it. ...Read more

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Skin rash for 21 month old infant?

Skin rash for 21 month old infant?

Several, no many...: Eczema, psoriasis, keratosis pilaris, fungal infection: these are a few of the many! see your pediatrician or go to a dermatologist! ...Read more

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After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

Check this out: If this has not gone away I would suggest checking it out. It's hard to say what this may be without seeing it. Skin cancer is always a possibility. Also, a biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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Is tinea versicolor contagious to newborn baby?

Is tinea versicolor contagious to newborn baby?

Yes, it's possible.: Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin. Perspiration and hot humid environments are conducive to the spread of this offending agent. Consequently with skin to skin contact of a newborn in a warm, moist environment it is conceivably "possible" to spread this to a baby. Having said that, in my 30 years of active pediatric office practice I have yet to see a newborn with tinea versicolor. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, red or bluish purple) . Eczema is diagnosed. what to do?

My Son is experiencing  skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, red or bluish purple) . Eczema is diagnosed. what to do?

Follow a plan: Your doc should offer a plan for skin care that you will follow over several years. You manage eczema, you don't cure it, but it can be relatively well controlled.Food allergies are contributing factors in 1/3 to 1/2 of these patients so blood or skin food allergy tests may give you an idea of what may aggravate the condition. ...Read more

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Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Itchy rash: Most itching can end uo with a rash. Recommend seeing your doctor to see the rash and treat it properly. ...Read more

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Is the malar/butterfly rash a permanent rash?

Butterfly rash: Malar rash is commonly associated with lupus and can vary in intensity over time, a dermatologist can help advise you on topical medications. ...Read more

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Baby red rash on scrotum 9 months old?

Baby red rash on scrotum 9 months old?

Irritation/infection: Moisture, heat and lack of air circulation may cause skin irritation in diaper covered areas of the skin. It may get over infected with bacteria or fungus. Baby may need a medicated cream, take him to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Pale red dots on cheek. 18 years old. Always wore sunscreen. Never had acne. Hyper pigmentation? Underlying freckles? Uneven skin tone? Narrow down?

Pale red dots on cheek. 18 years old. Always wore sunscreen. Never had acne. Hyper pigmentation? Underlying freckles? Uneven skin tone? Narrow down?

Sorry...: But is sounds like you have narrowed down your options about as much as anyone can without actually seeing the lesions that you are referring to. Instead of narrowing it down, I could add other possibilities but that would be fruitless. If you are interested in an actual answer you will need to see a physician (primary care or dermatologist). Take care. ...Read more

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9-month-old baby has splotchy rash on face, arms, legs but not on torso. Could this be a contact rash?

9-month-old baby has splotchy rash on face, arms, legs but not on torso. Could this be a contact rash?

Yes: Certainly if the rashy area had a unique exposure where the clothing protected the torso. ...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


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more