What Is This Newborn Skin Rash?
A newborn skin rash is a common occurrence in babies.
Neonatal acne, or baby acne, is exactly what the name suggests: small pimples that occur on the face of babies. Some babies develop neonatal acne when they are 2 to 4 weeks old. The pimples will clear on their own after a few weeks1.
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. Exposure to gentle, early morning sunlight will help the jaundice to go away. For more severe cases, phototherapy (light therapy) can help.