Rash in babies can be worrisome for new parents especially if the rash causes discomfort. Rashes can cause itchiness due to some of the causes. Some of itchy rashes might be associated with other symptoms such as fever, behavioral changes or many more. While other rashes that itch, do not have any other following symptoms. However, as parents you need not to worry too much as most of rashes baby has is no big deal.
Recognizing type of rash in babies that itch may give you knowledge when to worry about your baby rash. So far, rash that gives itchy sensation in babies is identified as hives or urticaria. This kind of rash can be very itchy with raised or flat, red spots or watery blister spotted on the affected skin or membrane. Hives or urticaria may found on any part of baby body including the face.
Typical rash in babies that itch might be due to various condition of the skin. One of the most common is when the sweat glands clogged because of the excessive sweat baby develops prickly heat or heat rash. This heat rash is often identified as tiny clear or red bumps that spread over the affected area of the skin. Heat rash or prickly heat is occasionally found on face, neck, trunk, arms and legs.
The other possibility is baby has eczema. The cause of eczema is still unidentified but when there is a member of family has history of eczema or asthma, baby might develop eczema too. Eczema is identified as red, watery bumps that ooze and can crust over, the affected skin might dry but there is no other following symptom.
Allergic reaction may cause rash that itch too. Baby has immature immune systems, that makes baby l is sensitive to particular substance such as chemicals, plants or metals. As a result baby develop rashes that might be itchy but with no other symptoms following.