The following is a description of the most common benign newborn rashes. Now you can spend time staring at your child’s smiling face rather than worrying about their blotchy skin. Rashes are very common in the newborn period. Fortunately, most of these rashes are benign and self resolving. **For children of any age: If your child is well-appearing, has no fever and develops a rash – it is usually not serious.

Red flags: Petechiae – looks like your child has been dotted with a red or purple felt tip pen. The dots don’t blanch (disappear) when you press on them.

  1. Fluid filled vesicles (blisters)
  2. Rash accompanying a sick appearing child.