Common Rashes in Babies

Common Rashes in Babies

Many times you will notice that your baby is irritated, crying and is in pain and in a particular area of the body the skin has become red. This is known as rash. Rash, which is a skin condition, is the irritated skin that looks like patches of inflamed skin on the infected area. It can appear red, bumpy, lumpy, or scaly. Sometimes it is accompanied by fever or could be a result of an allergic reaction. But there is nothing to worry about. This is very common in babies and even adults but more prone in babies due to sensitive skin.

Causes of rashes in babies include:

  • heat
  • allergies
  • friction
  • dampness
  • chemicals
  • fragrances
  • fabrics

 

Depending on the cause of the rash, almost any part of your baby’s body can be affected:

  • face
  • neck
  • trunk
  • arms
  • legs
  • feet
  • diaper area
  • skin folds

 

The rash has different kinds and can appear on the baby’s skin as

  1. The rash has different kinds and can appear on the baby’s skin as
  2. Cradle cap
  3. Diaper rash which is caused by prolonged exposure of skin to wetness or acidic reaction of the baby’s urine
  4. drool rash, which happens when drool irritates the skin around the mouth or on the chest
  5. eczema, most commonly found on the face, behind the knees, and on the arms
  6. eczema, most commonly found on the face, behind the knees, and on the arms
  7. heat rash, usually found in areas covered by clothes, such as armpits, neck, chest, arms, torso, and legs and is caused by overheating hives

 

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