Pregnancy related melasma often improves after delivery but sometimes the pigment can be very stubborn.
Most are harmless but some require further work-up for underlying defects or for the dreaded possibility of cancer.
Port Wine Stains can cause significant psychologic and social development problems, so medical treatment is often necessary.
A bunch of studies have looked at how to treat skin problems in newborns once they develop, but very few have tried to figure out how to prevent skin problems from developing in the first place.
If your baby has widespread cradle cap and problems putting on weight this could represent an underlying immune system problem.
One study showed that more than half of babies will have diaper rash at some point, peaking at around nine months to one year. However, not all diaper rashes are created equally.
Diaper rash is thought to occur in up to 1/3 of newborns, and typically develops between the 9th and 12th month of life. In fact, it is the most common skin condition in infancy and a top reason for a trip to the pediatrician!
Eczema reduces quality of life by a lot, leads to missed school days, and costs parents and the healthcare system billions of dollars each year. There is also some controversial evidence that it can affect the mental development of a child.
Rashes are extremely common in infants but the vast majority are harmless and go away on their own. Some, however, may need work-up or can be a sign of a more serious internal diseases or infections.