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==Neonatal==
 
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*Must distinguish from [[Seborrheic Dermatitis]]
 
*Must distinguish from [[Seborrheic Dermatitis]]
 
**Occurs between 2-6mo (somewhat later than seborrheic dermatitis)
 
**Occurs between 2-6mo (somewhat later than seborrheic dermatitis)

Revision as of 22:56, 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