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Neonatal Pustolosis - A Harmless Skin Condition in Infants


Neonatal Pustulosis is a benign idiopathic skin condition experienced by newborn infants of a darker skin color.

According to the American Family Physician, Transient Neonatal Pustulosis is known to occur in 5% of black newborns. [1]

- Does not require a lab exam or blood work
- Resolves within 10 to 14 days
- May affect all areas of the body
- No treatment required

Neonatal Pustulosis or Transient Neonatal Pustular Melanosis occurs in newborn infants, especially of African-American origin. It is characterized by pigmented macules in the vesicopustules. Clinical inspection of this condition may save time and unnecessary effort in doing medical exams and bloodwork, however, doctors may ask for diagnostic tests based on their assessment to crosscheck with other skin conditions.


Common symptoms in infants include small blisters which rupture quickly. People also experience collarette superficial scale processes appearances.


No self-care is required for this medical condition. Parents can be reassured that the findings are benign and these resolve within a period of 10 to 14 days on their own.

No specific medical therapies are prescribed for this condition since it is benign and not life-threatening or serious.

Although the causes for the condition are unknown, the good news is that it’s a benign skin condition that is harmless and goes away with time. For more info or to enroll in our holistic wellness treatment program for support, talk to our specialists at mfine today.

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