my baby has (mild) lil red spots on her chest/stomach.. any ideas what it could b?

Stephanie - posted on 10/21/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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they've jus been more noticable the past few days... what she eats and lotion i use has been the same for months.. wondering if its maybe a sign of being to hot?.. at night when id put acouple blankets on, since im cold, i would think she is?.. her hands usualy are neways... but the rest is hard to tell

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Amanda - posted on 10/24/2009

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hi, my daughter gets a rash like that mainly on her belly, and on her back sometimes. my doctor told me its eczema and to use dermeze, ever since i rub that each morning and night into her back and belly and its been heaps better. hope that helps too!

Allison - posted on 10/23/2009

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my son had that for MONTHS!! everytime i would take him to the pedi they said it was a heat rash that just wouldnt go away, although if she is running a temp along with it then call your pedi immediately!! my son's hands are always cold, if your worried about her getting cold at night than have her wear warm pjs and put a light blanket on her. hope that helps

Brandi - posted on 10/21/2009

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My son had the same thing. I noticed one day that he had all these spots. I thought he had measles or chicken pox or s.th. I took him to the dr. she looked at him from across the room and said "looks like eczema" which is what it was. try some Eucerin cream mixed with a little topical anti itch cream (ask the pharmacist) and apply it to where the spots are. i bet it goes away within a few days. also the cold weather (if you live somewhere cold) can trigger an outbreak. You should try to bathe her every 2-3 days instead of everyday that can help and also, the water should be just luke warm (almost body temp) too cold or too warm can aggravate it too. No baby creams, they can make it worse. Use Eucerin instead Very mild soap *i still use johnsons and johnsons or baby magic, but Aveeno makes a natural baby soap that some people really recommend. my son's isn't very severe, so the soap doesn't seem to bother him. He was almost 1 year old when he was diagnosed. I was sooooo confused cuz he had never really had any troubles before. the dr. told me, it just flares up one day and then you just have to watch for signs of another outbreak. My son has only had the one "outbreak" of it, but we don't use regular baby sunscreen on him, we use aveeno for babies sunscreen, that helps. We noticed the first outbreak early this summer after a whole weekend of being outdoors and him needing sunscreen. I think that was what triggered it. Anyway, I'm rambling on. Good luck and if you really get concerned. Don't hesitate to call the ped. that is what they are there for.

Gina - posted on 10/21/2009

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Don't check her hands or feet to see if they're warm or cold because her hands/feet will always feel slightly cool. check her stomach instead.

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Lauran - posted on 04/21/2014

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I woke up this morning and my Baby had red spots on her belly I got a hospital appointment and they told me they reckon she has a virus Luke a bug and that can cause a rash and spots on belly weird I no but they told me it was that and nothing to worry about should clear up on its own just give them plenty of fluids hope this helped

Marie - posted on 10/23/2009

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Have them check her endocrine system, I think that is what it is called. She may have problems sweating, or she could be allergic to her own sweat. I am still to this day. When I was a baby it was horrible. I would run to my grandma and tell her I had the scritches, lol for itches. I hope this helps. :)

Joanna - posted on 10/22/2009

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When my daughter was only 6 weeks old we had bad fires down here in Southern California, so we had to the have the windows shut due to the smoke/ash, and naturally our air conditioner wasn't working. My daughter had the red spots all over her chest and back, and my doctor said it was probably due to the smoky weather and her being hot. She was being swaddled, so she slept in a diaper and light swaddling blanket, and spent the day in a diaper. I used Aveeno lotion and Cetaphil when bathing her. It cleared up eventually.

Stephanie - posted on 10/22/2009

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1st baby, so ofcourse so many questions and concerns. lol. Thanks for all advice!.. As far as eczema, i wondered that since she had some on her face when she was only acouple months.. Laundry wise, ive used baby soft purex detergent since she was born.. blankets, i could understand that could b a possibility of too many so im trying (what i should have at the beginning) just a sheet over her instead of a softer blanket. We keep our house at 20 degres. The mild spots dont seem to bother her, and today it kinda looked like they're less noticable... so hopin she was just too warm... otherwise the ped will get a call shortly. :) Thanks again., u all sound like wonderful mothers!

Cherise - posted on 10/21/2009

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My babygirl's pediatrician told me that those red spots are like a heat rash... So yeah the reason baby gets that is because they are too hot.

Tabatha - posted on 10/21/2009

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The best way to figure out what it is to see a pediartric dermatologist. You can make it worse by trying too many home remedies.

Amber - posted on 10/21/2009

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my son the same thing our doctor told us that it was baby acne... one week its gone and the week its back.

Lydia - posted on 10/21/2009

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my daughter used to get little rashes (like tiny pimples - I thought - on areas of her body) and we were told by a few nurses that they were just hormone rashes - while the baby developes their body produce various hormones and they sometimes react with a little rash...could be that. Not much you can do but it will go by itself once their hormones bablance out again :)

Roxanne - posted on 10/21/2009

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My boys sometimes get that, they said it was a heat rash. If you use a cortizone lotion it will make it less itchy and red. Hope it helps!

Cheyenne - posted on 10/21/2009

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my youngest daughter has it too. my pedi won't give me a straight answer to what it is. i don't dress her too hot and her room is kept a mild temp. she is not allergic to anything. she has it all over her stomach, arem, legs,face,chest

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I'm guessing that it's a heat rash or prickly heat from being overheated. Add some baking soda to her baths and rub cornstarch on her after she is nice and dry.

Tabatha - posted on 10/21/2009

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It could be an allergy to your detergent or fabric softner or even early signs of eczema. All of my kids have eczema and it started pretty early. They have flareups when I use different soaps, detergents, shampoo, or fabric softners. Lotion does not help it and if she has had it for a extended period of time then it is probably not a heat rash .

Jennifer - posted on 10/21/2009

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My daughter had the what sounds like the same thing over the summer, and her doctor said that it was heat rash. I tried to keep her cooler and it went away on its own! I hope this helps.

Ika - posted on 10/21/2009

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my son get a rash sometimes on his back and neck. two days ago i asked the doctor at our monthly check up and he said that babies get random rash and its nothing to worry about. Just keep an eye on it so it does not get worse. Also, i would not suggest putting couple of blankets on the baby. I was told just one not too heavy blanket and that is it.... good luck...

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