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3 Types of Baby Rash That You Shouldn't Be Worried About

Updated on August 1, 2014


This article, talks about three typical, harmless types of rash and spots in babies: milk spots infant acne including cradle cap. It addresses to parents or grandparents howto respond to each one of them, what can cause them as well as What exactly, if anything, mums and dads must do about them.

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1. Milk Spots/ Milia

Milk spots are small spots, mostly white coloured, which appear on your baby’s face – usually around the nose area, eyes and mouth area. Often known as as milia, these particular spots are harmless and will soon fade away all on its own. Most babies get just a couple, while in contrast other children have lots. They aren't contagious and will clear out in around a couple of weeks.
Milk spots tend to be confused with baby pimple – acne is reddish in color not white.



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2. Baby Acne/ Infant Acne

Baby acne usually occurs when ever newborns are a few weeks old, and mostly does not come about within the last a couple months. Red or even white bumps are generated by hormonal alterations, due to the delivery of the child. Baby pimple commonly occurs on the face and also chest.



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3. Cradle cap

Cradle cap is a greasy, yellowish, scaly rash that may appear in patches on young babies' scalps. Also called as crusta lacteal, honeycomb disease, milk crust, pityriasis capitis and infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis, cradle cap is quite typical and usually takes place within the initial 3 months of a baby's life. In most instances it is very safe and usually do not leads to the baby any pain.


Cradle cap comes with several similarities to dandruff, along with times whereas cradle cap is believed to appear on older kids or teens it is typically dandruff.


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