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Salmon Patch on Newborn

Medically Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on April 26, 2022

photo of salmon patch on newborn

Salmon Patch on Newborn. Salmon patches are irregularly shaped pink, red, or purple marks that generally appear on the face or the back of the neck of a newborn. They are also called stork bites and are harmless. They disappear on their own in a few months.

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