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What is the treatment for baby acne?

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Dr. Melissa Arca
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.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 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.
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