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Newborn Rashes - Topics Covered
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Newborn Face Rashes: Most Common Ones
Herpes Simplex: Serious Newborn Rash
This photo shows a mongolian spot on the buttocks. This is a type of colored birthmark. These marks are blue-grey and flat. They are usually irregular shaped with wavy borders. Mongolian spots are not cancerous.
This photo shows a Strawberry Hemangioma near the navel. A hemangioma is a cluster of blood vessels that cause non-cancerous growths.
This shows a storkbite which is a birthmark often found in babies. These birthmarks usually go away on their own.
Some brief notes about storkbites:
More than 50% of babies get this rash around their second or third day of life.
The rash is composed of ½ inch (1.25 cm) to 1 inch (2.5 cm) red blotches with a small white or yellow lump in the center. The number of red blotches can be many and can occur anywhere on the body, except the palms of hands and soles of feet. They can look terrible.
The cause of erythema toxicum is unknown. However, it is harmless the rash goes away by 2 weeks of age.
This shows baby acne on the cheeks and side of the face. There are red and white raised bumps.
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Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics