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Newborn Rash In Children
Sensitivity?: If he is in good health no fever eating ok perhaps he is allergic to a soap u are using or maybe a lotion or clothing detergent, use no scent hypoallergenic. Notorious for this rash could be the use of fabric softness or squares don't use these also ur clothing should be washed the same. Check with your dr if it persists. But this does sound like a sensitivity type rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is a month old and has what looks like newborn rash, it goes away and comes back. Is this normal?
Rash: Most rashes in newborns are benign, however visiting a Dermatologist would help to differentiate a benign from a more serious skin rash, especially if it is recurrent. ...Read more
Skin rashes: Skin rashes need to be looked at so we can give you a proper diagnosis. By saying allergic reaction, I assume you refer to skin rashes due to an allergic reaction. There are generally 2 types of skin rashes due to an allergic reaction, an immediate reaction causing hives and a late reaction causing dermatitis. The later may look like a newborn rash. They can be treated the same way. ...Read more
Depends on rash: Most newborn rash requires no treatment at all and goes away on its own. F your baby has a serious rash you should see your pediatrician who can diagnose the rash and treat it appropriately. ...Read more
Rash most likely: Newborns have a variety of skin issues. Most have a bump on a flat red bloch rash that peaks @ 4 days & fades in a week or so. Most have dry skin that flakes a lot. Withdrawal from maternal hormones produces a pimply outbreak that increases over weeks & fades after 4-5m. In three decades, I've never seen a newborn with an allergic reaction. If you are uncomfortable with what you see have baby seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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