Newborn and infant skin is very sensitive, and rashes are common. Normal rashes include:
Heat rash—a fine red rash mostly seen on the upper chest and diaper area. Avoid over wrapping your baby and use fragrance-free lotion if the skin is dry.
Erythema Toxicum—red blotches with tiny white bumps in the center. It appears a few days after birth and may last for 2-3 weeks.
Milia—small white dots on the face which are temporarily clogged oil glands. Do not rupture these white dots, they disappear in the first few months.
Cradle cap—scaly crusting skin on the scalp or behind the ears. Wash scalp 3 times weekly and use a soft brush or your fingernails to loosen the scale. Applying baby oil to the scalp before shampooing can help to soften the scale.
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