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21/06/2005, 07:25 PM
My 7&1/2 week olds beautiful face and part of his head is being over run by a pimpley looking red rash. Little tiny pussy whiteheads are everywhere! It doesn't seem to be fazing him too much and every other function is working normally.
Someone mentioned a hormone rash , someone else a milk rash - are these the same and is this normal?
I have read in the Baby Love book that some rashes are normal - but which ones should you worry about.
What can I use to treat it or should I not treat it? I have been using Jurlique Calendula cream before it spread a lot. If this is normal how long does it last?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Peta & Hudson (with the pimpley head)
21/06/2005, 09:28 PM
totally normal... I think the hormone rash and milk rash may be the same... or just the same thing but some people just use diff terms for it.
I wouldnt do anything at all to it. It will go away on its own. My lil one had it for quite a bit actually and just as it settled now he has a lovely rash from his own saliva now that he drools lots.
It might not last long though. All babies are diff in that respect.
DCats Ford and Naoise
21/06/2005, 10:07 PM
but which ones should you worry about.
The short and simple answer (and therefore easy to remember!) is any rash that is associated with your child being unwell is one to get checked. "Unwell" would include lethargy and / or fever.
P.S and I wouldn't put anything on the milk rash as it will heal on its own.
This message was edited by ednaboo on Tuesday, 21 June 2005 @ 10:08 PM
21/06/2005, 10:12 PM
My DD (6 weeks) has the same thing. I was also worried and took her to the dr and he said it was a hormone rash and not to put anything on it but Sorbolene cream. I will go away on its own. I have also been putting Johnsons baby milk bath in her baths and he said I should never use it for some reason. For the rash he recommended EGO QV Bath oil.
Hope this helps.
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21/06/2005, 10:48 PM
Thank you all for your encouraging information...
I am glad you have all confirmed it is OK.
Just a bit ugly and festy looking I suppose.
Peta:) & Hudson
22/06/2005, 10:17 AM
DD had this too - it is very ugly, isn't it?!
However it doesn't scar and should clear up on it's own...DD's was over her entire face, scalp, ears and even part of her neck - not a good look!!!
She has pretty good skin now (almost 4 months), a bit on the dry side though, with it being winter and stuff.
23/06/2005, 01:35 PM
I am experiencing the same thing with my 6 week old. A chemist said hormonal (same thing as a milk rash), one ECHNurse said newborn rash (very vague) and another said eczema. We have our 6week check tomorrow so perhaps hear something else.
But all 3 said ok and not to worry, to apply heaps of sorbolene say 6 times a day. Avoid Johnsons and use QV products and ensure just cotton next to skin.
If your worried though just have someone take a squiz.
Hope bubs looking smooth and lovely soon.
This message was edited by miss_moe on Monday, 17 October 2005 @ 8:13 AM
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