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A 29-year-old female asked:

Can baby acne appear in places other than the babies face? my son's ped diagnosis him w/baby acne. but it has spread to his arms and shoulders.

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Baby Acne: Baby acne, also called infant or infantile acne, looks like a rough, red rash. It's most common on the infant's cheeks and nose, although it can appear anywhere on the face and back. Comedones and papules will be present, and possibly some small pustules. Baby acne may come and go, and tends to look worse when the baby is fussy or crying. Yes, it can also appear on arms or legs.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Anywhere teens have : Baby acne is very similar in origin and distribution as that of a teenager. The face & upper chest & back are most often involved along with the shoulders . All the lesions seem to be a similar age & gradually fade over time.

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