Links to useful Web sites about neonatal dermatologic conditions.
A newborn infant's skin has never been exposed to anything save for an amniotic bath for nine months. That delicate skin may take a little bit of time to get used to its new open-air environment, even if parents and caregivers do everything right. Cradle cap, neonatal acne, erythema toxicum, and diaper dermatitis are examples of common skin conditions newborns have. They may also have a birth mark, such as a port wine stain or Mongolian blue spots, that pose no danger, but, seen in the wrong places, could cause teasing and self-esteem issues later in life. These links give parents the "skin"ny on their baby's skin.
Atopic dermatitis: http://www.rileychildrenshospital.com/parents-and-patients/programs-and-services/allergy-atopic-dermatitis.jsp/
From Riley's Children's Hospital of Indianapolis.
From the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, Va.
Contact dermatitis: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/UVAHealth/adult_allergy/contderm.cfm/
From the University of Virginia Health System of Charlottesville, Va.
Diaper rash: http://www.chsd.org/body.cfm?id=624/
From Rady Children's Hospital San Diego.
Drug rashes: http://www.childrensnyp.org/mschony/P01898.html
From the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian.
Epstein's pearls: http://www.childrenscentralcal.org/content.asp?pageid=P01862/
From Children's Hospital of Central California in Madera.
Erythema toxicum: http://www.umm.edu/ency/article/001458.htm
From the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Fifth disease: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/revb/respiratory/parvo_b19.htm
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
From the St. Louis Children's Hospital.