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My 4 month baby has got tiny rashes on forehead, back , stomach

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my 4 month baby has got tiny rashes on forehead, back , stomach and now we see some traces on legs and hands. Its been a week with rashes growing. we have consulted GP and they suspect heat rash and advised us to apply aveeno lotion and bath in oilatum. We are worried as these rashes as not reducing. Please advice
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.Can you post a picture here?If not painful, then not likely infectious.Heat rash is very common.Also atopic dermatitis is a common condition.Both are benign.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star on top).Please bookmark my profile for fast, reliable authentic answers!This is the link to my profile:
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just to add he is teething.. has been pulling and rubbing ears badly. drooling a lot
Thanks for the pictures.These lesions are known as Milia.They are formed due to the accumulation of the keratin in the sweat glands.Hot climate is a common reason.Cooling environment, moisturizeation with Aveeno will help.They often resolve on their own over time.Do not worry.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
this is his forehead. the skin on cheeks near ear has become rough and flaky as he rubs it a lot. is this also milia? and approx how many days this starts healing?
thanks a lot for this information doctor.
Yes this is also milia.Rubbing can give red appearance.Nothing to worry about.May take 3-4 months sometimes even longer.Gradually clears up.Best wishes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
one last query. are they itchy??
They are not commonly --but can be itchy at times.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is calamine lotion recommnended?
Calamine is ok for itching.Otherwise, aveeno is fine.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
any precaution we need to take. i am overwhelmed and worried seeing baby in these. So pouring many questions.
No other complication known from this condition.So do not worry.
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