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Baby Rashes Review

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Most newborns and toddlers end up with some type of baby rash.  This can be anything from baby acne, heat rash, diaper rash, cradle cap, prickly heat or miliaria crystalline. Chicken pox and eczema are also common childhood afflictions.  Most of these rashes are harmless and go away on their own.

Cradle cap, a common rash on a baby’s head, is usually easy to recognize, with symptoms that can include a scalp rash that is dry and flaky.  It also appears as thick, greasy, yellow or brown scales.  Other symptoms is it has red patches with crust and is sometimes itchy.

Treatment For Baby Rashes

For mild cradle cap, time is often the best treatment, as many children get better on their own.

If the baby has red skin around the diaper area, diaper rash is most likely the culprit. Most diaper rashes occur because of skin irritation due to diapers that are too tight; wet diapers left on for too long; or a particular brand of detergent, diapers, or baby wipes. Avoid it by keeping the diaper area open to the air as long as possible, changing your baby’s diaper as soon as it’s wet, washing with a warm cloth, and applying zinc oxide cream.

Baby acne gets its start in the womb, where baby is exposed to mom’s hormones. Those hormones increase oil production which in turn clogs baby’s oil glands. Pimples on baby’s nose and cheeks usually clear up by themselves in a few weeks. So you don’t need to treat baby acne or use lotion.  If your child starts to get blisters on the body or face or limbs that then crust as new blisters appear, this is probably chicken pox.

Common Baby Rashes

Although having a heat rash is common in infants, it is likely not as common as many parents believe, who tend to call any red rash their baby has when it is hot outside a heat rash. As the name tends to imply, heat rash is triggered in certain children when they become overheated, either because they are overdressed or because it is simply too hot outside.

When comparing baby rashes pictures are a good way to identify which rash is which.  Most baby rashes pictures will also include detailed descriptions that can be helpful in identifying the type of rash affecting your infant.  It is common for some rashes to be confused with others. In the event there is still some doubt as to what you are dealing with it is a good idea to contact your doctor.

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