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Is it normal for a 6 week old baby to have little rashes all over their face, ears, neck, and half of chest?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Common, not normal
Babies will have many episodes of illness and rashes, so these are quite common but not normal by 6 wks.
If it is tiny/prickly little bumps (like-goose-bumps) and baby is acting normally, it is likely heat-rash. So, keep/dress baby comfortably and avoid excessive heat exposure. Check with doc for an eval to make sure..Congrats on new baby and good luck.

In brief: Common, not normal
Babies will have many episodes of illness and rashes, so these are quite common but not normal by 6 wks.
If it is tiny/prickly little bumps (like-goose-bumps) and baby is acting normally, it is likely heat-rash. So, keep/dress baby comfortably and avoid excessive heat exposure. Check with doc for an eval to make sure..Congrats on new baby and good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
It is a routine process for ER doc to do a Lumbar puncture in babies of less than 2-3 months with high fever (concern for meningitis). Your baby may have roseola-- a common viral illness often causing high fever for several days and then the rash appears. In your case, u mentioned just Friday when he fever and rash is there already suggesting likely heat rash as discussed above. Good luck.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Normal?
Rashes on the face and upper chest and neck are common for babies.
Some are caused by the babies face always being agaist clothing or linens and their own saliva on the face. Others are from eczema and hyperkeratosis etc. Have your doctor see it to tell you which it might be.

In brief: Normal?
Rashes on the face and upper chest and neck are common for babies.
Some are caused by the babies face always being agaist clothing or linens and their own saliva on the face. Others are from eczema and hyperkeratosis etc. Have your doctor see it to tell you which it might be.
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