The thought of a new born brings to the front some of the most profound memories in my life and is always accompanied by an unwitting smile.
I think these emotions are best captured by the below quote:
“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone
With such strong emotions in play, it becomes very difficult for a parent to deal with skin-related problems if and when they occur in babies. This makes it even more imperative that a new-born’s skin is well attended to, in order to avoid absolutely any complications.
So what is different about a new-born’s skin?
A new-born’s skin as compared to an adult’s skin has a very thin upper layer. Also, a baby’s skin is more porous. The water retention mechanism and the melanin in the skin are also not fully developed.
So what should I remember, when I care for my baby?
So when should I and when should I not worry about that funny thing on my baby’s skin?
Some skin rashes can happen in a baby which is transient in nature.
There are also other skin conditions like birthmarks or hemangioma which will persist but are nothing to be worried about.
The only good piece of advice I can give is that when in doubt see your dermatologist. Especially if there is any rash that is either irritating the baby or growing in size and quantity.
I want to leave you with a single thought that as parents of a newborn we are all very anxious. But this anxiousness does not help the baby. The only way to deal with the issue if it occurs is to see a doctor. Believe me, medical science has advanced enough to deal with most things that life can throw at you. Most of all enjoy your newborn, these will be the moments that you will treasure for your life.
You can read more about skin conditions in new-borns here
You can also read more about skin conditions in children here
Lastly, if you are worried about hair conditions in children, you can read more here
The objective of this article is to educate the reader and help them make wiser choices under the guidance of a trained dermatologist. It is not meant to be used by patients for self-diagnosis or for avoiding proper medical treatment. The images used in the above blog are only for visual representation purposes. Actual procedures and results may vary from patient to patient.
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