Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Kelly | 2011/01/26

Q.

5 Days Old

My son is 5 days old and his whole body is covered in red rashy blotches it looks so painful what can it be

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is difficult to be sure about your baby's rash without being able to see your baby. This may be completely normal and very common mottling of the skin that occurs in newborns and soon disappears or a rash called milia that is caused by hormone changes and also soon disappears. However the rash may be more serious and may be due to a bacterial infection. In order to be sure about your baby's rash it is necessary for you to ask your doctor or clinic nurse to see your baby.

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Posted by: Racoon | 2011/01/26

I think you need to take him to at least a clinic, if not a paediatrician. He is VERY young.

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