Skin spots that reduce in size when the child goes from standing to sleeping position are most likely to be due to abnormally located, enlarged capillaries (small blood vessels under the skin). These could be isolated, or be clustered together in the form of patches (such as the red eyelids of a newborn ... the so-called salmon patches).
You should take her to a doctor to confirm what these spots might be, but there is no urgency to do this. However, do make sure not to scratch these spots, or rub them unduly or try to touch sharp objects to them. Creams and ointments
should not be applied without a proper diagnosis, and definitely no steroidal creams or oral medications to be used.
- Dr. Taher