Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: bathunu | 2011/02/03

Q.

RED MARK

I HAVE A 10 MONTH OLD BABY, SHE HAS A RED MARK BEHIND THE NECK ITS ITCHY AS SHE SCRATCHES ,IT COMES AND GOES THOUGH. PLEASE ADVISE IF THERE''S ANY MEDICATION FOR FOR THAT.THANK YOU.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This mark is known as a 'stork bite' and is very common in babies. It usually disappears by itself before the age of two years. You can rub a little baby's aqueous cream into this area twice day.

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