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A 24-year-old female asked:

My 2.5 m old baby has small pimples all over his face and even on his arms. why is that?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Baby acne: Baby acne is very similar in origin and distribution as that of a teenager.The hormones that enabled mom to carry through pregnancy cross into baby & after a time away from the moisturizing waters of the womb will cause baby acne. 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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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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