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How do you get rid of baby acne on your baby?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dont: Its not really acne, its just hair follicles developing normally. You dont need to put anything, but check with your doctor if not sure.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Patience: Babies sit in the equivalent of moisturizers and cold cream prior to delivery, cancelling the effect of pregnancy/maternal hormones and air drying on the skin. Within a few weeks, neonatal acne will emerge on most infants and continue to some extent for weeks until it disappears by 4 months of age. No treatment beyond keeping the skin clean is justified by this transient process.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Leave it be: Baby acne results from mother's hormones circulating in baby. Leave the bumps alone, they will improve on their own with time.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Patience: Baby acne is a common and temporary problem.It usually appears by age 2 weeks and disappears by 3 months. Keeping the skin clean is the major plan. If it persists after 3 months and or intensifies, some normal ace treatments can be beneficial, but the doc should look into unusual hormonal issues as a cause at that point.

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How do I get rid of my baby's baby acne?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 18 years experience
Time: Infantile acne is just a response to the mother's hormones and will fade on it own. There is no reason to treat it unless it persists past 3 months of age.

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