Babies can have several types of skin pimples. What is the difference between them?
When we think of the baby”s skin we imagine a soft, rosy, velvety skin … but what parents and moms often do not imagine is that many imperfections and pimples can appear on the baby”s skin.
Some do not require treatment, and will eventually be fixed. Others require some specific treatments, continued for months, or sometimes several different types of treatments.
6 causes of the appearance of granites on the baby”s skin
The pediatrician will be the one who recommends one or another type of treatment, but I leave a few clues to identify some granites or others.
They are white and yellowish granites that appear on the baby”s face, usually on the nose, chin, cheeks. They usually appear in the first weeks of life and usually disappear in the first months without a trace. They are like accumulation of fat in the baby”s skin.
– Neonatal acne or neonatorum
They appear in some newborns about 2-4 weeks of life. They are pimples or red dots and may have a white head, similar to acne vulgaris. Normally they disappear alone, but we can help with some mupirocin antibiotic ointment, and keeping the skin clean and dry.
– Milky crust
These are lesions that appear on the scalp, or on the baby”s forehead. They can exist throughout the first year of life. The skin becomes dry, flaky, similar to dandruff, yellowish scales break off. They improve with special oils, which can be left to act at night and remove the remains of skin with a gauze, gently, in the morning.
– Atopic eczema
The skin becomes red, rough, thick and flaky, on the cheeks, scalp, elbows, diaper area, knees. Sometimes it occurs in families with allergy or asthma problems. In some cases it requires very intensive moisturizing treatment, and even topical corticosteroids. It can last the first years of life or even in adulthood.
They are granites with red base and white tip, rough touch, which appear on the upper back, neck, folds. They are caused by sweat or excessive heat. They are not very annoying for the baby, although sometimes they can sting a little. The skin should be kept very dry, especially after bathing and in the areas of folds, and well hydrated.
– Exanthematic diseases
Many of the infectious diseases that children have in the first years of life are presented with rashes. In certain types the rashes are very characteristic, and in others they are not so typical. The most frequent are: scarlet fever, roseola, infectious erythema or fifth disease, mouth-hand-foot disease, chicken pox, sudden rash, rubella, measles.
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