Why does my child have red spots on his face?
Facial rashes are common in babies and young children. The many possible causes include eczema, acne, and infection. Most rashes clear up without treatment. However, see a doctor if a rash is severe or persistent, or if it accompanies other symptoms.
Why does my baby have red spots on her cheeks?
Many newborns develop a blotchy red skin reaction called erythema toxicum, which can appear between 2 days and 2 weeks after birth. Flat, red patches or small bumps often first appear on the face and spread to the body and limbs. The rash is harmless, not contagious, and will clear after a few days or a week.
Why has my 2 year old got spots on her face?
Raised, itchy spots or patches The rash can be a sign of an allergic reaction to things like a sting, medicine or food. It usually gets better within a few days. Speak to a GP if your child keeps getting this type of rash. They may be allergic to something.
What does a dribble rash look like?
A drool rash can appear around the mouth and cheeks, in the folds of your baby’s neck, and on your baby’s chest as a result of too much saliva causing wet skin. Drool rashes typically present as flat or slightly raised patches with small red bumps. They can also have a chapped appearance.
Why has my 3 year old got spots on her face?
Just like adult skin, your toddler’s sensitive skin can get irritated and have blocked pores. This can sometimes trap germs in their skin and cause toddler acne. Even food left on your child’s face can sometimes irritate their skin, block pores, and lead to toddler acne — or, more commonly, rashes that look like acne.
Can toddlers get drool rash?
Babies are known for their soft, smooth skin. But they’re also known for drooling, and excessive drooling on their skin can cause a common condition known as drool rash. These flat or slightly raised patches may have small red bumps or look chapped and dry, and usually affect the mouth, chin, cheeks and neck.
How do you treat a rash around a toddler’s mouth?
- For rashes that are itchy or last over 6 hours, use 1% hydrocortisone cream. No prescription is needed.
- Apply it to the reddened area 3 times per day if needed. Don’t use for more than 2 days.
- Most food rashes don’t need a steroid cream.
- Benadryl is not needed for this type of reaction.