Rash on infant? Advice please!

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
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Sugar bee

@lolita39:  that looks like an allergic reaction. That’s not normal and it’s not baby acne

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

NICU nurse here, looks like your mom was right and something rubbed/irritated her. Doesn’t necessarily look like baby acne to me, looks more like some kind of mild irritation. Unless it starts to crust over (ew!), weep any kind of fliud, form large white heads on the pimple-looking things, or cause her any obvious irritation it should be fine – just leave it alone! No lotions, no scrubbing, just leave it be! We see this a lot in newborns -3 month olds that even so much as rub their face too much against NICU equipment/clothing/etc.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@lolita39:  te baby is not rubbing the metal from her jacket ALL OVER Her face most likely. Maybe try to find out if she’s had any new foods recently? After I started feeding y daughter juice and raisins she got reactions like that.. I stopped giving her juice an raisins and it cleared up within 24 hrs

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

@lolita39:  it could be perfume, her lotion/baby wash, laundry detergent. Really anything.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@lolita39:  

IT’S NORMAL. My 6 week old had the same, (looked exactly like your baby picture) I was concerned and asked pediatrician. Was told it’s baby acne. To wipe her little face every morning with unscented baby wipe and apply AQUAPHOR on her cheeks and forehead. She told me to stay away from scented products, lotions, downy sheets, perfumes. I even changed my lotion to unscented so when I hold her she doesn’t get rash. I’ve been applying Aquaphor for a week now and her face is clear, no acne. By the way, your baby is sooo cute.

 

 

LINK…

 

http://www.amazon.com/Aquaphor-Baby-Healing-Ointment-85/dp/B00005BRE0/ref=sr_1_3?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1380083843&sr=1-3&keywords=aquaphor

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@lolita39:  yes…Also my daughter too has little rash under her neck, due to wet bib after feeding so now I’m constantly chaning her bibs. I’ve been applying A and E ointment and it’s been working, Baby’s skin is sensitive to everything, we constantly have to make sure they’re clean and don’t get rubbed into anything that can cause any type of skin reaction. GOOD LUCK, hope it works.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Oldtimer here…

That looks a lot like what I saw on my first born, lol.. many many years ago… and it was indeed an alergic reaction to a food element (which could explain why you see it coming and going).  The infant BTW had no other symptoms such as throwing up etc.  Just the rash.

In our case, the baby was having some issues with Formula (I had recently switched from just Breast Milk)… we ended up having to change to a different type (from Enfamil to Isomil which is soy based).  As she is 2 month old, it surely isn’t any other type of food.

BUT as someone said it could be something else in her environment… Laundry Detergent for example could be suspect.  Find out if EVERYTHING that the Mom exposes her to is only being washed in baby tolerant detergents (including things like bedding etc)

Hope this helps,

 

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