Newborn Nursery at LPCH

Erythema Toxicum

photo by Janelle Aby, MD

This is the "rash" most commonly observed in the nursery. Lesions generally start on day 1 or 2 and increase in number over the next several days, followed by spontaneous resolution in about a week. Even newborns who have hundreds of spots are not symptomatic and need no futher evaluation.

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