question-icon

What causes reddish spots on the forehead, arms, thighs, legs and stomach?

default
Posted on Fri, 12 Oct 2018
Question: My 6+ old baby boy have reddish spot/sore everywhere sometime is forehead , arm, thigh, leg, tummy. As per baby's activities its seem that is not painful or itchy It appears for 2-3 days and then it automatically disappears. It has started nearly 2-3 weeks ago.
Now he has 3 reddish sore/spot , 2 in head and 1 in thumbs.

I have attached the picture of it.

Could you please let me know the causes and remedy?
It is a skin diseases ? Do i need to take medication or apply cream?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Not a skin disease. Not a cause for concern.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I have gone through your query, reviewed the images and understand your concerns.

Let me assure you that for children up to 3 months of age it is normal to get rashes on the skin. It is called erythema toxicum.

Unlike the name, it is absolutely harmless and needs no intervention and is not a cause for concern.

They are not due to an allergic cause or heat rashes. No intervention needed. You can, however, use some moisturizer like aloe vera lotion.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.


Brief Answer:

Nothing needs to be done

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

It is normal and no medication is needed. However, if apprehensive you can put an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Diptanshu Das, Pediatrician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (24 hours later)
my boy is 6.5 months old..So is it normal or do i need any medication?
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Diptanshu Das

Pediatrician

Practicing since :2005

Answered : 3869 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
What causes reddish spots on the forehead, arms, thighs, legs and stomach?

Brief Answer: Not a skin disease. Not a cause for concern. Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your query, reviewed the images and understand your concerns. Let me assure you that for children up to 3 months of age it is normal to get rashes on the skin. It is called erythema toxicum. Unlike the name, it is absolutely harmless and needs no intervention and is not a cause for concern. They are not due to an allergic cause or heat rashes. No intervention needed. You can, however, use some moisturizer like aloe vera lotion. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Brief Answer: Nothing needs to be done Detailed Answer: Hello, It is normal and no medication is needed. However, if apprehensive you can put an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Regards, Dr Diptanshu Das, Pediatrician