A 28-year-old member asked:
What is the treatment for baby acne?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
None: It can be hard to look at your adorable baby with red bumps scattered across his cheeks and not want to "do" something about it. The good news is, it will go away on its own, usually by 4-6 months old. Do not apply any oils or lotions to your baby's face as this could aggravate his baby acne. Take heart, this will resolve without leaving a trace. Enjoy your precious baby.
6.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pediatrics 33 years experience
None, if baby acne: Baby acne usually starts in the first month or so, and goes away on its own (it doesn't bother the baby). While the baby acne fades, he may start getting cradle cap (oily, flaky rash with reddened skin underneath) on the scalp and face (called seborrhea on the face). Baby eczema (cracked, rough, and/or oozing skin) can start around this time, too. Cradle cap, seborrhea, and eczema can be treated.
6.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
Is there a good, safe treatment for baby acne?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 26 years experience
None needed: Baby acne is usually caused from maternal hormones. There is no treatment needed, it will resolve on it's own.
5.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 24, 2019
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