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    i have noticed that my 5 week old baby has little red pimple like marks over the left side of her face, behind ears and forehead. would it be heat rash or something else?


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    Are you bf? Sometimes they get hormonal rashes early on due to changes in your milk. Usually they look a bit pimply for a day or two & it settles.

    Matilda's heat rash starts at the back of her neck & spreads like a flush. She gets it worse in the creases so in between her legs, in the insides of her elbows & knees....HTH

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    yes i am breast feeding so i guess it could be from that. it was a pretty hot day yesterday, the rash isnt in those areas that you suggested. i gave her a cooler bath and put her in singlet and nappy and also put fan on and after a while it seemed to go down a little (the pimply marks were still there but they werent as red). if it is heat rash how long until it goes away, it doesnt look very nice or comfortable.

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    The 'milk pimples' can last for a few weeks though, both my girls had them for about 3-4 weeks and while it doesn't look pretty, it doesn't seem to bother them much. I would also use a little bit of cream to keep the skin supply so it didn't dry out too much.

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    My Son got it all over his head and top part of his body at 8 weeks right in time for his Baptism...lol...Its just from your milk. Most babies get it. Dont worry. His went when he was about 9 1/2 weeks..

    Missy

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