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Baby Rashes Questions

By browsing the baby rash questions and answers below, you’ll find tips on how to deal with all those weird rashes, scabs and eczema that a baby can get.

Newborn babies are not always as seen on TV. They get all sorts of strange skin conditions, but most of them are normal and disappear as the baby grows.

For older babies, different types of rashes and skin conditions are also common. For example, there are the diaper rashes that most babies get at least occasionally. And the cradle cap.

During the cold season, babies can also get dry rashes that are not due to anything but the dry indoor air. When babies start eating solid foods, they can get rashes that are related to certain food intolerances or allergies. A new washing detergent, or baby swim classes can also trigger eczema and rashes in babies.

Finally, there are viruses and illnesses that also give babies rashes.

Below you’ll find a lot of questions and answers about different types of baby rashes and skin problems. You can find more tips by visting our Baby Care section

4-Month-Old Baby With Rapid Hair Loss

by Cara Ontario, Canada) My daughter is 4.5 months old. Today her hair has been falling out very quickly, and over the course of a few hours, it was noticeably thinner. She also now has completely bald patches behind both of her ears, and it looks really patchy on the top of her head too. (She looks like she has ... Read More »

Baby Losing Hair Due to Cradle Cap

by Natalie (Raleigh, NC) My sister has a 2-month-old girl and she has had one of the worst cases of cradle cap that I have ever seen. She had it all over her face and creases of her elbow, but they have cleared up. What she’s battling with now is the cradle cap in her scalp, which has caused her ... Read More »

Sweaty Baby Feet – Normal Or Hyperhidrosis?

My grandson is 6 months old and has the wettest feet all the time, you actually see beads of water on the bottom of his feet. Has anyone else heard of this or know what causes it? I heard about hyperhidrosis… Cindy Baby Help Line: Sweaty Baby Feet – Normal Or Not? It is actually surprisingly common for babies to ... Read More »

Small Red Bumps On Leg Where Vaccine Was Administered

My 4-month-old has small red bumps on his leg where the vaccine was administered. Is this a reaction to the vaccine or something else entirely? Is this something I should call his doctor about? Baby Help Line: Vaccination Side Effects In Babies The small bumps are quite likely to be a side effect of your baby’s vaccine. Some sort of ... Read More »