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==See Also==

Revision as of 22:57, 11 June 2012

Neonatal

Background

  • Must distinguish from Seborrheic Dermatitis
    • Occurs between 2-6mo (somewhat later than seborrheic dermatitis)
    • Pruritic (may manifest as fussiness) vs seborrheic (not pruritic)

Diagnosis

  • Dry skin, erythematous papular lesions
  • Face most commonly involved; nose and diaper areas spared

DDX

  • Seborrheic dermatitis, scabies

Treatment

  • Identify and eliminate triggers
  • Reduce drying of skin
  • Liberal application of emollients (vaseline)

See Also

Neonatal Rashes