Rashes are common in babies


Rashes in the baby may be harmless but they may also need topical therapy, medications from doctors.

Newborn Rashes

A few rashes on the body when the baby is born is not a worrying sign. This may be due to rubbing between the baby with clothes, sheets, or pillows.

What parents should do: Parents do not need to do anything because the rashes will disappear.


Heat rashes

The heat rashes mainly appear in the baby’s head and neck, the tiny rashes can focus into pieces.

What parents should do: Do not need to do anything. The reason why the heat rashes appear is that the body adjusts to adapt to environmental temperature outside the womb.


Milk rashes

Milk rashes
Milk rashes

Also known as rashes are caused by the hormone, they are caused by hormones the mother transfers to the baby while mother begins labor. They over-stimulate the oil glands and make small little pimples.

What parents should do: Do not need to do anything because the rashes will disappear within 3 months.

Diaper rashes

The baby’s skin is red, filled with patchy spots around the diaper wrap. It is caused by moisture and friction.

What parents should do: Change diapers as soon as diapers are dirty. Mothers can use anti rash cream to apply in the baby’s skin after diapers are changed. When the rashes appear, it is best to avoid wearing diapers for babies. It is necessary for rears to ventilate.




Rashes are due to meningitis

There are two types of meningitis. Viral meningitis is usually less severe. Babies can recover after a few weeks. Bacterial meningitis should be noted in particular. Meningitis can cause blood sepsis (blood poisoning), making rashes appear with red or purple spots. Other symptoms are similar to baby’s cold. The baby catches fever, drowsiness, stiff neck, loss of appetite, and irritability.


Some signs show that babies need taking to meet doctors.

  1. – Fever.
  2. – Repeated vomiting within 24 hours.
  3. – Abdominal distension
  4. – Coma or drowsiness.
  5. – There are signs of dehydration such as dry mouth, dark colored urine, and dry diaper.
  6. – Convulsions.
  7. – Do not eat (breastfeed) for 6-8 hours.
  8. – There are signs of jaundice.


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