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A 30-year-old female asked about a female:

Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks and spread to those places as well? red bumps and pus

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Rash in newborn: ETN is not likely the cause (usually in first few days to 2 wks). Neonatal acne is common and generally starts around 3 weeks of age. Yes, neonatal acne can cover the areas mentioned. Another common rash to be considered is seborrheic dermatitis - this rash will typically have flaky patches as well. No treatment for acne, severe seborrhea may be tx with low dose steroid (ask your pediatrician)
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Possibly: Acne can possibly go to those places, but can be other things such as eczema, seborrhea dermatitis, heat rash, allergy etc. Erythema toxicum should be cleared by now.

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Last updated Oct 11, 2017

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