Milia are small white bumps on the skin. Like neonatal acne, milia will go away on its own2.
Erythema toxicum is a blotchy red rash that appears on the baby’s chest, arms, legs or face. It usually occurs in the first few days after birth. No treatment is necessary, and it won’t bother your baby3.
Infant jaundice is common among newborns because of a buildup of bilirubin in the body4, causing a yellow coloration to the skin. Note that the time of jaundice is important.
Jaundice happening within the 2nd to 3rd day of life is known as Physiologic Jaundice. Exposure to gentle, early morning sunlight can help the jaundice to go away. However, if it persists for more than 5 days, parents must seek immediate consultation. For more severe cases, phototherapy (light therapy) can help.
Now, if jaundice happens within the first 24 hours, it is known as Pathologic Jaundice, and immediate consultation with the doctor is necessary.
Sometimes, the newborn skin rash is just a birthmark you didn’t notice before. The birthmark may be of different colors or shapes.