Acting against Acne

Babies can develop skin rashes even when they are just a few days old! Don’t let most rashes worry you because they will go away on their own.

Childhood rashes that occur commonly include the following:

  • Milia
  • Baby Acne
  • Nappy Rash
  • Chicken skin


Small white spots covering the face of your newborn are the only symptom of the rash called milia. They will go away in a month or so, as soon as the blocked pores of your baby’s skin become unclogged.

Baby Acne

You are more likely to find these on your baby’s cheeks and nose. It will take them 1 ½ – 2 months to be gone completely.

Nappy Rash

Sometimes, your baby’s skin is sensitive to its own urine, which can cause the skin in the nappy area to become inflamed. Nappy rash can be treated with ointments that are available at the pharmacist.  Make sure your baby isn’t dehydrated, as a more concentrated pee will further irritate the skin.

Also, make sure you change your baby’s nappy as soon as it is wet, and allow some nappy off time where possible.  Fresh air also does wonders.

Chicken Skin

If you find that your baby’s skin looks rough and bumpy, then they are probably experiencing keratosis pilaris. To your eyes, it will look as if your baby is covered in goose bumps. Commonly known as chicken skin, this skin condition is harmless and will soon go away.


The delicate membrane surrounding the central nervous system is known as the meninges. When it gets infected, it gives rise to a condition, meningitis. Visibly, all you will notice is a rash covering your child.

The infection can be either viral or bacterial in origin. The bacteria or virus enter via the bloodstream and then infects the meninges.  Consider it an emergency and get immediate help, if your child has meningitis.

All the rashes mentioned above are harmless and non-serious. However, meningitis is a serious condition.  Keep your baby healthy with the useful tips found here.

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