Baby skin has to get used to the new environment outside the mother’s womb. Your baby might therefore easily develop rashes and other skin conditions. Most are harmless, but be sure to keep a close eye on them in order to see any changes early.
Most babies at one time or another develop some sort of rash or spots on the skin. Red rashes, darker spots, blisters or other skin conditions are normal and they usually go away by themselves. As the baby grows, the rashes will disappear almost overnight and you need not to worry.
An early warning given: if your baby has blisters and these starts to puss, then seek medical attention straight away. Your baby might have a more severe skin infection and might need medical treatment, such as antibiotics.
There are certain typical baby rashes and skin conditions that your baby might or even will have. A simple itching is no case for worrying, as this will go away pretty soon. Check the bed for bed bugs and make sure to cut the baby’s fingernails so that it will no scratch itself and you are good to go. You might also rinse the affected area with cold water or you a skin ointment to make the skin smoother.
Chickenpox is one of these diseases that every child should have. Starting with a fever, your baby will soon develop red rashes all over its body. Often the rash will start in the face and spread to the arms and legs. These itch tremendously, but will go away by themselves.
If your child has dry skin it feels harsh and is usually scaly. The skin might also be red and sometimes evolve into eczema. To combat dryness, you can use lotions or moisturizing ointment.
When a baby gets scarlet fever it is in a more serious state of illness. Scarlet fever most often is given to the baby someone is coughing in the vicinity of the baby. Symptoms to this rather severe skin condition are a high fever, sore throat and small red rashes on the body. This disease can only be cured through antibiotics. Ice cream for the throat is also a good remedy. Be sure that your baby drinks a lot. And always seek medical attention, as scarlet fever is highly contagious.