Baby Skin Conditions


 The human skin acts as a barrier that protect against all sorts of elements, from sun to bacteria, but it takes a year for the epidermis function effectively. That is why; babies are most likely to get rashes during the first year. Babies develop a mild range of skin conditions during the first few months of life. These include diaper rash, cradle cap, infantile acne, toxic erythema, milia and others. Some of them are caused by immature pores or normal hormonal changes, while others are caused by inflammation or an infection.

Intertrigo is the common skin condition found in babies. This rash found mainly in a baby's skin folds. Depending on the amount of skin-to-skin friction in the affected area, it may cause pain. The main cause of this condition is the excessive moisture from drool and spit up that collect in your baby's creases. Prickly Heat or Miliaria is due to a sweat gland dysfunction. It is common in infants and children due to their underdeveloped sweat glands.

Seborrhea is the condition in which rashes appear on the scalp and eyebrows, behind the ears, or on the neck. It's most common in babies less than 6 months. It is also known as Cradle Cap. On the scalp and eyebrows, seborrhea looks like dandruff. The traditional remedy is to rub a little olive or baby oil on your baby's scalp to loosen the scales. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a pruritic rash that occurs in response to a specific exposure or allergy. Hot weather cause sweating which irritates the skin and cold weather can dry it out. Contact Dermatitis is a skin reaction to something your baby came in contact with--from soaps and detergents to grass and other plants.