Erythema Toxicumenparents toxicum is a common rash seen in full-term newborns. No treatment is needed and it goes away on its own.spots, spot, rash, rashes, redness, not an infection, infectious agent, my child has a rash, my child has an erythema toxicum rash, et, harmless rash, full-term infants, premature baby, first day of life, pregnancy, pregnant woman, giving birth, delivery, having a baby, pus-like fluids, crying, poor feeding, blisters, fluid-filled blisters, i'm having a baby, caring for my newborn, taking my baby home from the hospital, dermatology, neonatal, neonatology03/22/200012/07/201609/02/2019Mary L. Gavin, MD09/01/20167909189e-4070-48f4-a843-af7124c3d7f6<p>Erythema toxicum &mdash;&nbsp;also called erythema toxicum neonatorum (ETN) or toxic erythema of the newborn&nbsp;&mdash;<span style="font-size: 1em;">&nbsp;is a common rash seen in full-term newborns. It usually appears in the first few days after birth and fades within a week.</span></p> <p>Up to half of all newborns will have ETN. The rash can be on the baby's face, chest, arms, and legs, but usually won't be on the palms or soles of the feet. It's a blotchy red rash with small bumps that can be filled with fluid. Although the fluid might look like pus, there is no infection.</p> <p>Because erythema toxicum doesn't cause any symptoms and goes away on its own, no treatment is needed.</p> <p>Follow your doctor's advice about caring for your baby's skin. Call your doctor if your baby has a rash and is also fussy, not feeding well, or has a fever.</p> <div class="rs_skip rs_preserve"><!-- TinyMCE Fix --> <script src="//" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="//" type="text/javascript"></script> </div>
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