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A Skin Rash(ETN) on Your Baby’s Body? ETN is Harmless and Here’s Why.

About

The appearance of a common skin rash on the body of a new born child.
Erythema Toxicum Neonatorum usually occurs within 3–14 days of birth, although it may appear within a few hours after birth.

  • Physical exam by a doctor is enough for confirmation.
  • Affects only new born babies.
  • Doesn’t cause any discomfort to the child.
  • Known as newborn rash, this skin defect only manifests in babies and persists for a short amount of time. About 30–70% of new born babies are affected by it and it isn’t a cause for alarm.
  • The cause for this rash is currently unknown. Other harmless skin conditions similar to this one are Milia and baby acne.

Ages Affected – only newborn infants are affected by this skin condition.This rash can affect babies from when their born to about 2 weeks of age.

Symptoms

Partially Self-diagnosable
Symptoms include the appearance of a red rash with tiny yellow or white bumps or papules. A gynecologist, child specialist or even the doctor who delivers the baby can immediately spot the rash and provide a diagnosis.
Babies May Experience
Skin rash – a common skin rash is visible on the midsection of the new born baby’s body.

Treatment

Self care: Avoid over-washing the baby - babies have delicate skin that can dry out easily with harsh soap. It is recommended that pustules be left alone (do not pick or squeeze or try to burst them).

Medication: No medication is required to be given to the new born baby as Erythema Toxicum Neonatorum is a harmless skin condition that recedes on its own.
Specialists: If the condition worsens, consult a pediatrician.
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