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Tiny white spots very often appear on a newborn's face and gums during the first week. The spots are called milia (say "MIL-ee-uh"). Sometimes they also appear on the roof of the mouth (palate), where they are called Epstein pearls. Milia go away by themselves in a few weeks and aren't harmful.

In the first few months of a baby's life, any rash associated with other symptoms (such as fever, poor feeding, lethargy, cough) needs to be evaluated by a pediatrician as soon as possible.

    Image: "Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology"; Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal; Copyright 2888, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

    Text: "Newborn Rashes and Skin Conditions - Topic Overview", WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise, "Your Newborn's Skin and Rashes", WebMD Medical Reference

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