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rash on newborn

my baby is four days old and has a small red rash on his chin. there are no white bumps just looks like red irritated skin. any ideas?

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Asked by AMmarie20 at 1:26 PM on Jan. 16, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • my baby gets a rash look on his chin from formula on his bib after eatings. I try to keep the air very clean and air dried.

    Answer by momofpurebliss at 1:28 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • Oops I meant keep the area clean under the chin

    Answer by momofpurebliss at 1:28 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • yah Its normal babies get if from formula on their chin and turns into rash if you don't keep it clean and wipe your baby.nothing to worry about thought.

    Answer by SweetMama823 at 2:07 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

  • try as previous posters mentioned cleaning off the face after each feeding but if that doesnt seem to help try switching your laundry detergent to a milder or even baby detergent, it may just be baby acne too Baby acne doesnt always get the white pustules in the center like you would think it would

    Answer by humaniterian87 at 2:19 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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