Newborn rashes are quite common, but it is important to know, when we should worry, and what can be done to alleviate the symptoms.
Most of the baby rashes are harmless and will fade on their own. Sometimes minor changes like changing the washing detergent, clothes, massage oil or eliminating certain foods from mother’s diet if breastfeeding is helpful.
Common Self Limiting Rashes:
Baby Rashes that Require Treatment:
Baby Skin Rashes due to Infection:
Ringworm – These are fungal infections and have ring-like redness, can appear anywhere and are treated using antifungal creams.
Fifth Disease – Also known as slapped cheek syndrome, caused by a viral infection, characterized by a bright red rash on both cheeks, often accompanied by a fever and is contagious.
Hand, foot and mouth disease – It usually starts on the hands and feet, viral in origin, blister-like rash and are highly contagious, may have a fever and is self-limiting.
Skin Rashes that require Medical Assistance: