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My 1 month old baby's skin is really dry on the face and neck. he has some little red bump too. what is the best brand of lotion or cream for him?

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Vaseline: The dry skin and red bumps may be due to mild allergic reaction. This rash may go away on its own or you can use vaseline / hydrocortisone skin ointment. Moisturising lotion also may help. Use mild baby soap solution.

Answered 12/5/2014

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Patience: The baby acne is a common event that reflects hormones transferred during the pregnancy. While the baby is floating in moisture, the skin is will not respond, but within weeks of birth they break out for many weeks before the hormone levels begin to drop & the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean & avoiding irritating soaps helps. Occasional use of a 1/2% hc once daily can calm some lesions.

Answered 4/20/2017

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