Childhood Diseases

Posted by: thea | 2012/03/08



my newborn baby has redish yellowish pimples mostly in his face and all over his body even between his legs. i am breastfeeding him. what could be the cause of this and how can i treat itt?

Expert's Reply



This is probably a temporary skin condition seen in newborns called 'Milia'. The cause is unknown but is thought to be due to hormones. It will clear up by itself. No treatment is needed.

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Posted by: Annie | 2012/03/09

My baby had the same, I was also told the hormones thing, BUT when I mentioned that all 3 my sisters childern were allergic to Johnson &  Johnsons baby products, the sister in hospital told me it can be this too. I changed to Elizabeth Annes and she cleared up in less than 24 hours.
She still has allergic reactions to J& J - even the vaseline - only the wetwipes is good.

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