Milia or Blocked Oil Glands:
If you see white bumpy spots on the nose or face of your skin with a little bumpy structure it is Milia or blocked oil glands. The oil glands in the face of a baby get blocked which blocks a skin protein inside and develops this type of rash. It is harmless and will go away on its own. You can wash the face of your baby regularly to keep this rash from happening and if it does happen there is no need to be worried as it will clear on its own.
Scabies in Babies:
Scabies is a highly contagious skin rash, that effects anyone i.e. if effects adults and babies the same. In most of the cases, babies get this from a family member. Scabies is caused by mites that infest within the skin.
Scabies is treated by using creams that kill those mites. For the treatment to be effective all the family members should get the treatment at the same time. To avoid getting scabies always wash your hands with a disinfectant soap and keep your baby clean as well. Remember a baby’s skin is very sensitive and it should be protected from all kinds of germs.
Slapped cheek syndrome:
It is a viral skin condition. In this condition, the cheeks of the baby become red as if, sorry to say that, someone has been slapped. This condition mostly occurs after fever. You should expect fever to about 100 F, sometimes a sore throat is also associated with this kind of rash. Upset stomach is also a common occurrence.
Slapped Cheek Syndrome clears up on itself. Please give your baby lots of fluids in this condition, avoid sudden changes in temperature of the surroundings. It can happen to anybody of any age, the good thing about this rash is that if you have it once, it will never happen to you again.
Eczema in Babies:
If your baby’s rash is causing the skin to become dry, red, itchy and cracked, she might have Eczema. Eczema is babies is mostly caused by an allergy to food, milk and eggs especially. It often occurs on the inside and covered areas of the body like the inside of elbows, inside of knees and scalp in babies.
For Eczema, you may have to see your baby’s pediatrician especially if it becomes itchier or if eczema is near the eyes or if your baby has asthma or some other known allergies. Be on the lookout if some specific diet is causing eczema. Like all other rashes to avoid Eczema use only baby soap and baby shampoo because using anything other than meant for baby is going to cause dryness and possibly Eczema.