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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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Could newborns get rashes from being kissed to much?

Could newborns get rashes from being kissed to much?

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

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How to prevent rashes in new born baby?

How to prevent rashes in new born baby?

Too broad: The question is very broad. Could you ask it again and be a little more specific. What kind of rash are you trying to prevent? Diaper, dry skin, illness? ...Read more

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What is a good diaper rash ointment for newborns?

What is a good diaper rash ointment for newborns?

Triple paste: Triple paste seems to work best for diaper rashes that other creams or ointments do not help fix. Triple paste is a cream. If you are specifically looking for an ointment, then try aquaphor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use siloderm mixi cream on new born baby 4 skin rashes n boils?

Is it ok to use siloderm mixi cream on new born baby 4 skin rashes n boils?

Siloderm mixi: This cream should not be used on your new born child. Its use can cause deafness among other severe symptoms. If child does indeed have boils he should be in the hospital receiving i.V antibiotics. See your doctor immediately for help. ...Read more

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My elder son has eczema minor n my new born is showing rashes n white boils on his face n neck I m scared?

My elder son has eczema minor n my new born is showing rashes n white boils on his face n neck I m scared?

Nothing to be: Scared about. Eczema are treatable with corticosteroids. White bumps on his face and neck could just be newborn acne which will resolve in time! ...Read more

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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

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

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What does cause hypoglycemia in newborn children?

What does cause hypoglycemia in newborn children?

Hypoglycemia: There are many causes of hypoglycemia in a newborn, with the most common being a rebound low blood sugar for an infant born to a diabetic mother. In the Unites States, there are specific nursery protocols to watch closely for hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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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

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

You should be fine!: Most infections are spread by hand to mouth contact or by aerosol when someone sneezes into the air. You have gone a step further by using sanitizer. Just remember to wash hands before cooking or eating handling your infant. ...Read more

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What could produce the rashes that children are getting from a clothing manufacturer and where?

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

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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?

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

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Can you explain why aren't space blankets used to keep neonatal children warm?

Can you explain why aren't space blankets used to keep neonatal children warm?

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

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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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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?

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

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Can scarlet fever develop rashes around anus on children?

Can scarlet fever develop rashes around anus on children?

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

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Is there a period of time you should stay away from children, particularly newborns, after having chemotherapy & radiotherapy for breast cancer?

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

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My 2 children both have a red blotchy rash which started on the facwe and spread not itchy?

My 2 children both have a red blotchy rash which started on the facwe and spread not itchy?

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

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Treatment for elbow rash on children?

Treatment for elbow rash on children?

Elbow rash: Elbow rashes in children may be due to eczema or psoriasis. Both may respond to steroids, but for best results see a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Was wondering what illesses cause a rash on the face in children?

Was wondering what illesses cause a rash on the face in children?

Many possibilities: There are a number of viral and non viral causes to facial rashes. There are agents that can cause a contact dermatitis.Rashes are best assessed by exam. If this does not clear up on its own have it looked at. ...Read more

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What are the most common types of skin rash in children?

What are the most common types of skin rash in children?

Skin rash: The most common causes in children are impetigo, scabies and lice. Appropriate diagnosis and appropriate therapy is curative. ...Read more

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What causes a rash in children after an episode of fever?

What causes a rash in children after an episode of fever?

Usually viruses: It is not uncommon with several viruses for rashes to appear sometimes during the illness sometimes when the fever ends. If there is any question consult your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Strange red rash with freckle like insect bites that tingle on calf?

Strange red rash with freckle like insect bites that tingle on calf?

?: Have you brushed up against any soft cactuses? The small spines can cause same pinpoint red bumps that are itchy/ tingly. Other contact irritations may cause this type of reaction as well and the list of plant contact irritations is huge. ...Read more

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My daughter has a white rash, non-painful almost freckles looking patches on her vagina. I'm wondering what that could be.

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

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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.

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

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What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter medicine for children with eczema to stop the itching and to heal the rash?

Oil massage: 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

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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 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???

Get seen: It may sound weird but a rash on your palms and soles that looks like freckles can be a sign of secondary syphilis. You should get seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My 2.5 year old son has a heat rash. Would childrens benadryl be helpful for him to alleviate the rash and itching?

My 2.5 year old son has a heat rash. Would childrens benadryl be helpful for him to alleviate the rash and itching?

No: 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

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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

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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

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

Bites: The distribution of the lesions and the fact that both children sleeping in the same bed developed the lesions at the same time makes it likely they are bites. Try to discover the source. Keep the lesions clean and use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for any itching. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Newborn Freckle Rash (Definition)

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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