Your son has something called a “nevus” or a birth mark. “Strawberry nevus” or “stork bites” are pinkish/red pigment areas commonly occurring on the head or neck area. This is a condition which occurs mostly in fair skinned babies. They are not harmful and generally are hidden in the hairline. Often they fade as the child grows older.
Darker skinned children can also have a type of pigment “nevus” known as “mongolian spots”. These are darker skin pigment areas which most commonly are seen on the low back or buttocks area. They are also not harmful.
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