How To Deal With Rashes On The Skin Of Newborns?

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, my baby is only five days old, he has a hot rash like Miliaria crystalina, and the most on his forehead, how to deal with it? Thank you …

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Rashes on the skin of newborns can be caused by several possibilities. The most common cause is neonatal acne or baby acne. Neonatal acne is thought to occur due to the influence of hormones from the mother during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This condition is not dangerous, generally does not interfere with the baby, and can heal on its own without the need for any therapy (usually within approximately 4 months).


Some other possibilities that are also quite common in infants include:

Erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN) that occurs due to a blockage in the oil glands in the baby's skin that has not been fully developed. Rashes on ETN are more commonly found on the body and limbs, are harmless, and can heal on their own in a few days.
Miliaria or prickly heat, can appear on the face, scalp, and other fold areas. It often happens when the baby is placed in a room that is too hot or wearing clothes that are too thick.
Seborrheic dermatitis which usually looks like a rash with oily-looking scales on the skin, is usually found on the scalp, forehead, or in the baby's ear area.
Contact dermatitis that can occur if you previously provided lotion or certain ingredients in the area that has a rash.

For now, you can try to do the following:

clean the baby's face with soft soap and water every day
Avoid using baby oil and oil-based lotions on baby's skin
avoid using baby oil or lotions that contain fragrances
place the baby in a cool room
Don't wear clothes that are too thick and too layered on babies

If the condition of the rash irritates the baby (the baby looks uncomfortable and itchy with this rash), take your baby to the pediatrician so that further evaluation can be done.

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