thread: Pimply rash

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    Kazzy Guest

    Pimply rash

    My newborn has a pimply rash all over her face - she is four weeks old. They are red with little white centres. Is this normal for a newborn? Any suggestions as to how I can ease them?


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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...
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    I think that is fairly normal for newborns Kazzy. Its due to the hormonal changes in their bodies after birth... I can't for the life of me remember the technical name for them atm, but my mum always called them milk pimples/spots, LOL.
    They should go away on their own I think... but just check with your MCHN or GP next time you see them, just to confirm thats what it is.

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    Melinda Guest

    Yes, they are totally normal. Jacob had these two - he looked like he had a big acne outbreak LOL!!

    I remember the CHN telling me that it is a hormonal withdrawal thing - they are no longer getting all the hormones from you, so it is common for this to happen in newborns.

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    Resident Samsquanch

    Jan 2005
    Down by the ocean
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    Both of mine had this rash too.

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    Kazzy Guest

    Thanks Everyone,
    any suggestions as to where I can purchase the book - The Wonder Weeks?

  6. #6
    Melinda Guest

    I'm not sure Kazzy.........I'll ask Kelly and see if she knows.

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    Try Seek Books Kazzy - it's the cheapest place I find books anywhere. They are an affiliate of BellyBelly - HERE is the link. Just do a title search and you'll find it there.

    It's a brilliant book - Pinky thinks it's spot on too. It's an essential for mums
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    Registered User

    Aug 2004
    Hunter Valley, Wine Country, NSW
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    Matthew had the hormonal rash for weeks, if it gets a bit dry looking put some Papaw onitment on.

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    ok take 2 of going back to work.....

    Nov 2004
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    Yep a hormonal rash & the best to put on it is Sorbolene with 10% glycerine, after bath.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jul 2004
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    Yes DD had this up until she was about 5 months old, on her cheeks.

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    Ex adm!n, quietly rusting....

    Feb 2004
    Melbourne
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    Same here as well.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Happy Valley, Adelaide
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    Dylan has it at the moment - appeared 2 days ago. It actually looks kind of cute, like little freckles! O

    Also - I just found heaps of cheap new copies of The Wonder Weeks on the US ebay site (none on the Aust site) - I just ordered one for under $11 US including postage! Make sure you check the inernational postage costs though as some of them are very high...

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW
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    Emma has them atm too, i have been told it is totally normal & just leave it alone. i have also noticed that on really hot days, the side of her face that touches the sheet sometimes gets more just from the heat.