Rash

Baby with a rash on hand

Rashes are extremely common in babies. They can develop from as early as a few days after birth and are usually the result of a baby’s sensitive skin adapting to a new and very different environment. Most rashes are harmless and may usually go away on their own.
The most common causes of rashes in babies include newborn rash, baby acne, cradle cap, nappy rash, blocked oil glands and eczema and hives. .


Why does my baby have a rash?

Food allergens, such as a Cows' Milk Allergy (CMA) may cause a rash. Other common causes of rashes include bacterial, fungal or viral infections.


Could it be Cows' Milk Allergy?

A rash is a common symptom for babies with CMA. Babies with CMA usually experience more than just one symptom and these symptoms can be very different from one another.
If you think that your baby has a rash, it may be CMA. You may have even noticed other symptoms (besides rash), which may affect other parts of your baby’s body.
For a simple and easy way to understand the symptoms associated with CMA, you can use our symptom checklist.




This will allow you to select all the symptoms that your baby may have that may be cows’ milk-related. You can then discuss these with your doctor.


In any case, if you have any doubts or concerns about your baby’s health, you should always seek advice from a medical professional as soon as possible. The information on this website should not replace medical advice from a medical professional.


OTHER SYMPTOMS OF COWS' MILK PROTEIN ALLERGY

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Breastfeeding is the best form of nutrition for babies and provides many benefits to babies and mothers. It is important that, in preparation for and during breastfeeding, you eat a healthy, balanced diet. Combined breast and bottle feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of your own breastmilk, and reversing the decision not to breastfeed is difficult. Always consult your healthcare professional for advice about feeding your baby. The social and financial implications of using infant formula should be considered. Improper use of an infant formula or inappropriate foods or feeding methods may present a health hazard. If you use infant formula, you should follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use carefully – failure to follow the instructions may make your baby ill. Formula for special medical purposes intended for infants must be used under medical supervision.