Children Skin Problems

Children Skin Problems Because salmon patches are most often found on the nape of the neck, they’re frequently referred to as stork bites, which is as good a description as any. They can also appear at the root of the nose (the glabellas) and on the forehead, the eyelids, and the upper lip. When they appear in these areas, people often call them angel’s kisses, again, as good an explanation as any. In contrast to the Mongolian spot, the salmon patch is the routine birthmark of the light-complexioned newborn. Girls are slightly more likely to have them than boys. They fade quickly and are usually gone by the end of the first year. Those on the back of the neck have a 50-50 chance of lasting into adulthood, but since they’re covered with hair, who really cares? Though the salmon patch itself has no medical significance, it can be confused with another flat capillary birthmark, the port wine stain (nevus flammeus).

This birthmark is red to purple in color and can cover large areas of the body. Unlike the salmon patch, the port wine stain won’t lose its color when you push on it, and, most importantly, this birthmark is …