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why does my child have baby acne?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Hormones: Changes in hormone levels cause baby acne. This is not dangerous, not permanent, does not need treatment and generally does not scar. It should generally clear up by about 3 months.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Mommy hormones: Moms have a ton of girl hormones going on at the end of pregnancy. These make it over to baby and essentially make baby feel like a 12 year old girl going thru puberty. Acne, breast buds, vaginal discharge and even pseudo-periods are common in new babies because of this phenomenon. Most will go away by 3-6 months.

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If a baby has low muscle tone, will they be able to stand and walk eventually?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Maybe: Low muscle tone in a newborn can be cused by hundreds of things, some of which are permenant and some of which are temporary.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What can I do to eradicate painful acne due to my pregnancy?

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Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Acne in pregnancy: There are some tips that may help you in your pregnancy acne. Try to wash gently with a mild cleanser twice a day. Make sure to use an oil free moisturizer. Try not to squeeze or rub your pimples to avoid scarring. Use non comedogenic make up that will not clog your pores. Try to figure out what triggers your acne and avoid those triggers although it may be largely due to hormonal changes.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Why do I have acne if parents did not have acne?

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Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
That's nature : Many factors, age, diet, stress, environment, etc. In addition, genetically speaking, although similar, you are not identical to your parents dna. In addition your age by itself, and higher levels of hormones may also have an effect on acne.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Must my child eat a balanced diet every day?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Good luck trying: The balanced diet is an adult idea, & a good one to practice for your lifetime.However it is a bit impractical when you deal with kids. Breast milk is balanced, but get past weaning & you must deal with a kid with his/her own ideas about eating. I like to look on kids from the vantage point of a balanced week rather than meal or day. Before school age their brain directs their cravings & does ok.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to make a 2 month old baby sit upright. Won't it hurt her back bone?

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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not natural: Sitting is not natural for a 2 mo old. Laying on a surface semi-upright is. If you sit him supporting him (like on your lap while holding him), then it is ok. I would not advise sitting him by himself on a high chair for example.

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