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New born with ear discharge, bumps on the face and neck. Need treatment?

My little girl is 7 weeks old and she has this fluid coming from behind her ear when I dry back behind there it comes back in minutes. She is having problems with cradle ca and fine bumps all on her face in neck . I told her MD but was advise it would go away. I can wait on that I know something is out there for her please help.
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Cradle cap and bumps on her face and neck- may be due to seborrheic dermatitis- which is quite common in babies. You may apply baby shampoo every alternate day for the scalp.

If the lesions in the face and neck are severe- mild steroid creams can be applied after getting prescribed by a Pediatrician.

In most of the babies- Seborrheic Dermatitis is self limiting and will go off on its own.

Regarding the fluid coming from behind the ear- do you see any small hole through which the liquid comes out? If so it might be a sinus. Though such sinuses are seen before the ears only, rarely it can happen behind ears too.
Usually nothing is done much for such sinuses- unless it has some complications like repeated infections.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your Little one good health.
Answered: Tue, 5 Feb 2013
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