Results for: Infant :: Male :: Forehead
This page provides information and images about medical concerns affecting the male infant's forehead. The forehead has thin, delicate skin, like that on the rest of a baby's face, so it is a frequent site of infection and irritation. Medical conditions commonly affecting the forehead include ringworm (tinea faciale), eczema, birthmarks, cradle cap (seborrheic dermatitis), milia, warts, and molluscum contagiosum. Click the images below to learn more about these diagnoses, including when it is important to make an appointment with the baby's doctor versus when it would appropriate to try treatment at home.
This image displays an infant with cellulitis of the scalp.
Seborrheic dermatitis often affects the scalp in infants, with a thick, crust-like scale.
This image displays numerous flat warts on the forehead.
This image displays the widespread distribution typical of folliculitis.
This image displays milia, the small, white bumps at the center of the forehead.
Flat, smooth, lighter (hypopigmented) patches of skin are typical of pityriasis alba.
Pyogenic granulomas are very fragile and, when rubbed, can bleed easily.
Salmon patches frequently occur at the center of the forehead.