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At a month old baby developed 2 red bumps on head. Ped called them strawberry marks. 8 mos later still has the bumps. Dr says its ok? Should I get 2nd

At a month old baby developed 2 red bumps on head. Ped called them strawberry marks. 8 mos later still has the bumps. Dr says its ok? Should I get 2nd

Maybe: Your pediatrician is likely right, but when it comes to your child's health there is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion. Sometimes we can benefit from getting things explained in a different way. ...Read more

Red Bumps (Definition)

Red bumps is a symptom in which a person has a rash of raised spots on the skin, and the spots are redder than the normal skin. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, infection, hormonal changes, ...Read more

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Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus

Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks  and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus

Rash in newborn: ETN is not likely the cause (usually in first few days to 2 wks). Neonatal acne is common and generally starts around 3 weeks of age. Yes, neonatal acne can cover the areas mentioned. Another common rash to be considered is seborrheic dermatitis - this rash will typically have flaky patches as well. No treatment for acne, severe seborrhea may be tx with low dose steroid (ask your pediatrician) ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Vaccinate for hepatitis B prior to hospital discharge
Once
Obtain newborn metabolic screen prior to hospital discharge
Once
Schedule baby's 1st doctor exam for 2-4 days after hospital discharge
Once
Schedule baby's well exam/vaccinations for age 2 months
Once
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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

take care of yourself
daily
Eat well
daily
Trust your gut feeling when baby is crying
daily
Talk with other mothers
daily
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Had red bumps(they don't usually have a head) on my face that come off & on for the past few years. Is there anything I could do to make it go away?

Had red bumps(they don't usually have a head) on my face that come off & on for the past few years. Is there anything I could do to make it go away?

Well 1st things 1st: Red bumps could describe at least 20 different common problems so without a picture and some additional detail about the bumps and events surrounding their appearance, I can't give you a useful answer. So this is what I suggest, if you have them now, take a picture and call HealthTap prime. Or see your primary care doctor. Then after you have a diagnosis, a treatment can be recommended. Be well! ...Read more

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What are these red bumps under foreskin and some on bottom part of the head?

What are these red bumps under foreskin and some on bottom part of the head?

Balanitis: Balanitis is an inflammation of the glans penis (head). Posthiitis involes the foerskin. It is most often due to a fungus and is treated with topical antifungal creams. Ask you pharmacist . If no improvement, see a urologist. If painful or involving blisters that rupture, it could also be herpes! ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Change your baby's diaper often.
every other hours, while awake
Be sure the child's bottom is completely dry
daily
Avoid using perfumed products
daily
Give your baby's bottom plenty of airtime,diaper free(towel as backup)
daily
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What could cause tender red bumps on your head?

What could cause tender red bumps on your head?

Infection: Infected hair follicles or the area surrounding the hairs can cause an inflammed tight sensation. If painful and extensive it requires oral antibiotics.Do not use occlusive hair products and disinfect or discard infected brushes and combs to prevent reinfection once cleared. ...Read more

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