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**Occurs between 2-6mo (somewhat later than seborrheic dermatitis)
 
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===Diagnosis===
 
===Diagnosis===

Revision as of 17:25, 30 July 2013

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)
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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