Neonatal (New Born) - Temporary Conditions

Neonatal (new born baby) skin is similar to adult skin structurally but less functional.

There are certain conditions that occur in neonates but persist for a very short period. Some of the common ones are:

Milia: These are small pin point whitish boils.
Acne: Pimples which appear due to circulating maternal hormones.
Mongolian Spots: These are greenish patch on the lower back, buttocks or shoulders.
Flat Haemangioma: these are Pinkish / Reddish patches on forehead or back of the neck.
Peeling of Skin: It is commonly seen on palms and soles.
Suction Blister: It is blisters on fingers, due to sucking action in the uterus.
Cradle Cap: It is a thick scaly greasy patches on the scalp.


Most of these conditions disappear within first few days or weeks of life.

Sometimes topical creams may be prescribed for some of the symptoms.

Neonatal (new born baby) skin