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Newborn Freckle Rash In Children
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
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
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
Unlikely to happen: Newborns get rashes routinely anyway. Decreasing hormone levels from those mom transferred often results in an acne like change, and floating in the water for months produces a lot of flaking. I don't see a kid getting a rash from kisses, but they could get a contagious disease and end up hospitalized if the kisser carried germs. ...Read more
My elder son has eczema minor n my new born is showing rashes n white boils on his face n neck I m scared?
I'm using lotromin on my newborns neck creases to treat yeast infection. Is it supposed to look worse? He has pimple like rash and looks like spreadin
Maybe not fungus: Newborns have a lot of adjusting to do to extra uterine life. One of them is skin adaptation. Are you doing this treatment on your own or under a pediatrician's advice? Neck crease rashes are usually seborrhea, not a fungus. Check with your pediatrician for proper attention to her skin. ...Read more
Will I get or spread any diseases to my newborn or older children from stepping on someone’s spit in? I put sanitizer on the ground & rubbed on soles
Variable issue: Any child may develop a skin reaction to the color stabilizers or treatments that exist in the clothing fabrics. I encourage moms to wash any garment before it's use, which reduces the frequency of this reaction significantly. Yet even mom's detergent or fabric treatments can produce the same problem. This is not specific to any one clothing line or source. It is an individual sensitivity. ...Read more
I am in crisis. I got three children of age 4, 2 & a newborn. I had depression in the past. Not much support. What can I do?
Seek support: If you need a support system, seek out assistance as soon as possible. Family service association or you local mental health association can get you in the right direction. If you feel at risk to harm yourself or your children, or feel that you are at risk call your local hospital emergency services for immediate attention. If there is family seek support there as well. ...Read more
Need access to baby: While we do need to keep these babies warm and keep their fluids in, also need access to them, so something like a space blanket can limit access and also visualization of the baby to see how they are doing. We actually in pinch will use Saran wrap to keep in heat and fluid without losing the ability to see the baby. In developing countries things like space blankets are used for growing preemies. ...Read more
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
My newborns pediatrician recommended I use Neosporin on his diaper area, but the kid kind I bought says it's not recommended for children under 2?
Lawyer effect: Over the counter medications often have disclaimers that are required by the companies legal department to help them avoid law suits if you use their product when a doctors visit should be considered. The full statement is not under 2 unless advised /under the care of a physician. You will see this on many things if you are a good label reader. It is fine to use. ...Read more
Maybe: The fact is that strep can be present in a peri-anal rash (pustular or blister like) and produce a full blown scarletina rash over the rest of the body. The tissue around the anus is just as susceptible to the strep germ as the throat and can be infected at the same time. ...Read more
To what extent is the flu vaccines for children and newborns that will be around the child considered safe?
The flu shot: Should not be given to a baby that is less than 6 months old. ...Read more
I contracted typhoid as a newborn in 1969. I had a high fever and a seizure and taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I was diagnosed with ty?
This is an: Interesting story but what question can we answer for you? ...Read more
Is there a period of time you should stay away from children, particularly newborns, after having chemotherapy & radiotherapy for breast cancer?
Radiotherapy: Depends on what type of treatment you had. Ask your doctor if you are safe around others just to be sure, although you probably are no danger to others. ...Read more
Fifth disease?: 5th disease (also called erythema infectiosum), which is a viral illness common in kids aged 5-15. The red rash on the face is usually distinctive making a child appear to have a "slapped cheek." the rash then spreads to the trunk, arms, & legs. It starts with a low-grade fever, headache, & mild cold-like symptoms. Then the illness seems to be gone until a rash appears a few days later. ...Read more
My daughter has a white rash, non-painful almost freckles looking patches on her vagina. I'm wondering what that could be.
Exam needed: An examination is needed to determine the cause and treatment. Without seeing the area in question we can not know if this is a normal finding or not. She should see an Obgyn for an exam. ...Read more
Can fifth disease in children cause bad diarrhea? What are some home remedies I can use for her rash? When will it be gone? Child is 2.
No diarrhea: I cannot recall ever seeing a case where diarrhea was involved. They can occur simultaneously for a number of reasons but it is not a listed symptom. I would ignore the rash. It comes up from the inside so outside creams or treatments don't help. The rash may flare with a warm bath or play outside and can persist for weeks. They are not contagious when the rash appears. ...Read more
I have red spots on the top of my head and a large "rash" (looks like severe sun spots/freckles). What's going on with me? Are they related?
See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine these in person to he/she can see them live. ...Read more
In Sunday my husband and two children broke out in a rash over body. It is raised, grouped together and swollen.?
Rash: It could be anything but need more information and photos ...Read more
I guess...: ...Though I have never seen it not involve the trunk. ...Read more
Should a child with rocky mountain spotted fever play with other children while they have a rash?
Not infectious: Doesn't spread person to person.Get a more detailed answer ›
What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter medicine for children with eczema to stop the itching and to heal the rash?
Plenty of fluids, keeping thermostat low avoid prolong hot bath/shower will help drying/ loosing the oil of skin
of skin. Which many times is a precursor of eczema.
Massaging with olive oil after bath/ shower will help too. If you put oil in bath tub, be careful, may become slippery. ...Read more
I have this brownish, red freckle like rash on my hands, and in between my fingers, it doesn't itch. Does anybody know what it could be???
I woke up with a weird purple rash on my thigh. There are dark purple dots the size of freckles/moles. Is it normal or should I see someone?
Doctor can evaluate: Skin blood spots are called petechiae (purpura if they are big), and are due to blood cells leaking out of the tiny blood vessels in the skin. After blood cells have leaked out, the area behaves just like a bruise (the body breaks down the blood cells into different colored pigments, and carries them away). Sometimes they are nothing bad; other times they mean a serious blood or infection problem. ...Read more
Freckles: Could it be cafe au lait spots you are referring to? ...Read more
My 2.5 year old son has a heat rash. Would childrens benadryl be helpful for him to alleviate the rash and itching?
According to the drug manufacturers of Benadryl it is not recommended in children under six years old when the medication is purchased over the counter at the drugstore or grocery.
Pediatricians do use the medication based on weight dosing guidelines.
For safety check with your doctor. ...Read more
3 yr old son has a weird red freckled rash on one side of his face for days. Why? Should I take him to the doctor? Do freckles start out like that?
Without a picture...: Without a picture of the rash, and without asking other questions, it's hard to say what's happening. It may be a normal rash, freckles, or something else entirely. But a "freckled" red rash that lasts for days may be petechiae, which are tiny bruises, and which would need further investigation by a doctor. You should call his doc who can ask more questions and do a full exam. ...Read more
Both of my children woke up with a rash this morning. One daughter had it on her arm the other daughter has it all over her back and some on her arm. They are not showing any sick symptoms. No fevers at all. They say it itches sometimes. We did visit a lo
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