Baby rash on back may occur due to several causes. However, most of rashes found on baby’s back are harmless and are usually benign. If you are a new parent, you might be worried and it is natural, however by identifying the symptoms and type of rashes you can give your best effort to heal the rash.
Baby rash on back occasionally is caused by irritation, sky dryness, allergic reactions eczema or heat rash. In the case of rash on back due to heat rash, the rash will appear as a tiny bumps that surrounded by red patches skin. Heat rash is also popular as prickly heat or miliaria as there are areas of skin that gives prickly sensation or sting caused by overheating. This prickly heat or heat rash are occasionally found on clothed area of the skin such as the back, abdomen, upper chest, neck, armpit, groin, thighs, and any folds of the skin. The rash might found on baby’s head and forehead if baby wear hat or baby’s head is covered. The rash might get better as soon as the affected skin is cooled.
Although the hot and humid weather may the culprit of the rash to occur, but it may strike in condition when baby is very active, overdressed, newborns in incubator, and baby with fever. Baby rash on back may begin with excessive perspiration and normally found in a hot, humid environment. Baby unlike adult has little pores and tend to sweat a lot. When baby is exposed to a hot, humid environment baby produces excessive sweats. The excessive sweats from the sweat glands blocked the duct and as a result, the sweats go into the surrounding tissue and cause irritation and redness to the skin. You can help to heal the rash by taking off all baby’s clothes or dress it in a loose cloth, stay in a shade or stay in a room with air-conditioning.