Causes of Small Red Dots on the Face of Newborn Babies
If your newborn has small red spots on his face, he likely has eczema. Newborn eczema starts with red skin, a rash, followed by rough skin, flaking, and touching the child’s skin as if it were sandpaper.
The cause of red dots on a newborn’s face is the baby’s intolerance or allergy to ingested, inhaled, or contacted substances. The three leading causes are as follows.
1. Family history of allergies. If parents, grandparents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members have a history of eczema, allergic rhinitis, allergic dermatitis, and other allergies, the baby is prone to eczema.
2. External factors. Such as baby inhalation pollen, dust mites, fur, dander, etc.; affected by sunlight, cold, heat and humidity and other climate change; stimulated by cosmetics, detergents, etc.; allergic to food items such as fish, shrimp, crab, beef and mutton, etc. All these factors can lead to eczema. The symptoms are manifested as red spots.
3. Internal factors. The baby’s skin stratum corneum is thin. The capillary network is rich. The endothelium contains more water and chloride and is more sensitive to various stimuli, so eczema can easily occur.
Symptoms of Red Dots on the Face of Newborns
If a newborn baby has small red spots on his face, if he is discharged from prickly heat, the most strong possibility is that he has eczema. The general symptoms are as follows.
1. The small red dots on the face are localized or patchily distributed, and at first, the skin is red, and there are pinhead-sized red papules on the skin. The area where the rash is growing will appear red, swollen, blotchy, and possibly flaky or small blisters, which will thicken and crust over if scratched frequently.
2. Small red dots usually appear on the baby’s head, cheeks, outer ears, and neck, chest, buttocks, outer elbows, etc. Severe cases can be seen on the hands, feet and chest, and abdomen.
How to Do with Small Red Dots on the Face of a Newborn Baby?
Diet: breastfed babies, mothers should be careful not to eat fish, shrimp, and other foods that can cause allergies. If the artificially fed baby has eczema, the baby may be allergic to this formula, try changing the formula and see if the situation improves. When adding complementary foods, do not add egg whites first. It is best to add a small amount of egg yolk first and then gradually increase the amount. The child’s food should not be too salty and do not let the child eat too much.
Clothes material: Both mom and baby should not wear silk or wool fabric clothes to avoid causing or aggravating their allergies. It is best to choose soft cotton clothes.
Medication: You can give your baby some Chinese medicine or use a Chinese medicine solution to rub it on top. You can try to go to the pharmacy and buy some Vaseline, dry yellow, crush the yellow, put it in the Vaseline, use it on the baby when he sleeps, and wipe it off the baby after he wakes up. It will be almost better in 2 days. Then you don’t need the yellow. Continue to rub the baby with Vaseline for a few days, the baby’s face will become smooth.
Do not use hot water to scald eczema: Mom should not wash the child’s face with soap to avoid irritation. Simply wash it with warm water after washing the face. You can use some children’s skin cream for your child.
Newborn Baby with Small Red Dots on Body
A newborn baby with small red dots on his body is also likely due to eczema. Baby eczema is related to the imperfection of the gastrointestinal system, so it is easy to induce allergies. Mothers and fathers should improve their baby’s gastrointestinal system, breastfeed as much as possible, and breastfeeding mothers should avoid food sources that can trigger allergies.
Parents are generally not advised to use medication on newborns with small red dots. It is best to go to the hospital to confirm the diagnosis before medication. Usually, pay attention to the correct care methods.
Newborn Baby with Small White Dots on the Face
New mothers often find that their babies have small white dots on their faces, and many of them, almost covering the entire face hole, especially around the nose, look more serious.
Mothers do not have to worry. These small white dots on the baby’s face is called “rash.” The white spots on the baby’s face is a normal physiological phenomenon. rash occurs because the baby’s sweat glands are blocked, the baby’s glands are not well developed, and lead to it. The rash usually appears when the baby is 1 or 2 weeks old and will slowly decrease after a few weeks until it gradually disappears.
However, mothers should not squeeze the rash. If you squeeze it, it will make your baby’s wounds susceptible to bacteria and fungus, which can cause your baby to get sick. When caring for your baby, pay attention to your baby’s hygiene, wash your baby’s face every day gently, use a clean towel or gauze to dip your baby’s little face dry after washing. Your baby’s skin is very delicate, and if you rub it hard, you may break the rash due to friction and make it easily infected. rash does not require treatment or special care and will naturally subside when the baby is older.
Some babies with eczema also have small white dots on their faces, but the eczema dots’ underside is red. If the baby has eczema, the mother can take care of it accordingly. Be careful not to squeeze the white part, even if it is eczema, to avoid infection.