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Red patches on face?

My 3 month old gets random red patches on his face. He gets them on the side if his eyes that get bumpy (maybe like baby pimples) that don't seem to go away, the other ones that don't seem bumpy go away real quick. He has cradle cap that really smelled bad, almost sour milk smelling. The doctor gave us a special shampoo for that.

Any idea what this could be?

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Asked by Mamachell0713 at 9:49 PM on Apr. 21, 2013 in Kids' Health

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  • eczema

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:51 PM on Apr. 21, 2013

  • Could be keratosis pilaris.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:53 PM on Apr. 21, 2013

  • It may be from baby sweat or even mil or formula that has drooled out and gotten on the face. I would ask your doctor,

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:09 PM on Apr. 21, 2013

  • I agree with Dardenella. If it's a sour smell then it's dried milk or formula. Cradle cap is normal but has NO odor. Bathe the baby more often. Pimples may be because of the dried milk too. Bathe every day & moisturize the baby lightly after with Jergens or Curell lotion.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 7:44 AM on Apr. 22, 2013

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