The newborn baby has just come into contact with this new world, so it will be more sensitive to the surrounding environment, especially the baby’s skin. The appearance of small red dots on the face of newborn babies seems to be extremely common, but for novice mothers, they appear somewhat at a loss. I will tell my new mother some countermeasures today.
The reason for the appearance of small red dots
The newborn has small red spots on their face, which is likely due to eczema. Neonatal eczema initially manifests as redness and rash of the skin, followed by roughness and peeling. Touching the child’s skin is like touching sandpaper.
The reason for small red spots on the face of newborns is due to the baby’s intolerance or allergy to ingested, inhaled, or contact materials. There are three main reasons for this.
1. Family history of allergic constitution
If parents, grandparents, grandparents, brothers and sisters and other family members have a history of eczema allergic rhinitis, allergic dermatitis and other allergies, the baby is prone to eczema.
2. External triggering factors
If the baby inhales pollen, dust mites, fur, dandruff, etc; Affected by climate changes such as sunlight, cold, and humid heat; Stimulated by cosmetics, detergents, etc; When allergic to food such as fish, shrimp, crabs, beef and mutton, eczema can occur, with symptoms manifested as red spots.
3. Internal factors
Baby’s skin has a thin stratum corneum, rich capillary network, and abundant endothelial water and chloride, making it sensitive to various stimuli, making it prone to eczema.
Symptoms of small red dots appearing
Newborns with small red spots on their faces are most likely to develop eczema if they expel heat rash. The general symptoms are as follows:
(1) The small red spots on the face are distributed locally or in patches, initially causing the skin to turn red with needle sized red papules on the skin. The area with a long rash may appear red, swollen, spotted, and may also have peeling or small blisters. If scratched frequently, it may become thick and scabbed.
(2) Small red dots usually appear on the baby’s head, cheeks, outer ears, as well as on the neck, chest, buttocks, and outer elbows. In severe cases, they can be seen on the hands, feet, and chest and abdomen.