BABY SKIN PROBLEMS

Baby skin problems are often quite different than those affecting adults. Learn more about baby skin problems at howstuffworks in this section.
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Top 5 Ways to Prevent Diaper Rash

Your baby is crying and looks uncomfortable. When you check his diaper, you see blotchy red skin that looks like it's been burned -- a classic sign of diaper rash. How can you prevent it?

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  • 10 Ways to Prevent and Treat Cradle Cap

    10 Ways to Prevent and Treat Cradle Cap

    If you notice flaky patches on your baby's scalp, don't be alarmed -- it's probably just cradle cap. What is this skin condition, and how should you handle it? See more »

  • Baby Heat Rash

    Baby Heat Rash

    Almost anyone can get heat rash, but it occurs most often in babies. What is it about infants' skin that makes this condition so common for them? See more »

  • Cradle Cap

    Cradle Cap

    You might stress out if you notice scaly, flaky patches on your baby's scalp, but don't worry -- it's probably cradle cap, a common, treatable condition. See more »

  • Erythema Toxicum Overview

    Erythema Toxicum Overview

    Erythema toxicum is a rash that affects about half of all newborns. But don't worry, new parents -- it's completely harmless. See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: Diaper Rash

    Fact or Fiction: Diaper Rash

    Diaper rash is one of those facts of life when you have a baby. It isn't exactly pleasant, but it's not really any cause for alarm. If you've been dealing with it, though, we're sure you'll want to know -- what's the key to preventing diaper rash? See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: Infant Skin Problems

    Fact or Fiction: Infant Skin Problems

    Skin problems are pretty prevalent in newborns. So how can you tell what will heal on its own and what needs the doctor's attention? Test your knowledge with this infant skin problems quiz. See more »

  • Fifth Disease Overview

    Fifth Disease Overview

    Often confused with other rash-inducing illnesses, a relatively mild form of fifth disease passes through many kids' lives unnoticed. But what happens when it affects adults? See more »

  • Hemangiomas

    Hemangiomas

    If you see a small, red growth developing on your newborn's skin, it's most likely a common type of birthmark known as a hemangioma. What is this growth, and can it be treated? See more »

  • Milia Overview

    Milia Overview

    Most people believe harsh exfoliants help ward off skin problems, but for some people they can cause milia to appear. How do you get rid of these pimple-like bumps when they arise? See more »

  • No One Wants This Hat: Combating Cradle Cap Quiz

    No One Wants This Hat: Combating Cradle Cap Quiz

    Babies. They smell good (usually). They have soft, perfect skin (usually). Usually? Test what you know about cradle cap, a common skin condition that affects infants and toddlers. See more »

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