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My newborn has a rash that looks like little pimples or freckles; will it go away?
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
These rashes are common in newborns.
The most common one peaks at 5 weeks of age and is gone by 2 months of age. These rashes tend not to itch. For a pimply rash that itches or is present after 2 months of age, contact your child's healthcare provider.

In brief: Yes
These rashes are common in newborns.
The most common one peaks at 5 weeks of age and is gone by 2 months of age. These rashes tend not to itch. For a pimply rash that itches or is present after 2 months of age, contact your child's healthcare provider.
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
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