Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Thando | 2009-07-10

Q.

Sores on a 2 week old baby pls help

My friends baby has developed sores on the head and on the body. When I visited them yesterday these sores looked like blisters and they have white stuff . Her mother thinks that this is heat rash because the mother of the baby has the heater on the whole day.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This does not sound like a heat rash although it is difficult for me to be sure as I have not seen your friend's baby. It may be a rather serious condition where there is infection of the skin due to bacteria known as staph. Your friend should take her baby to be seen by a doctor.

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