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Miliaria is probably the most frequent skin eruption in the first week of life. It is caused by sweat gland immaturity and the tendency to overheat in babies.

Presentation is with crops of papules over the face, trunk and napkin area.

This condition generally resolves with appropriate ventilation and clothing. However, occasionally it may become secondarily infected.

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