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my 3 and a half week old son has small red pimples all over his face, arms, scalp, the back of his neck & a little on his legs. is this baby acne?

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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Rash: it is more likely to be heat rash, it is hard to tell without seeing & feeling it, keep the bay cool in light loose cotton clothes, but if persisted or got worse, see your pediatrician. good luck. enjoy your bundle of joy.
Answered on Jul 14, 2015
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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
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you are welcome.
Jul 14, 2015
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Probably: A baby floating in the slick moist environment of the womb will have pristine skin at birth.Between 2 wks and 2 months, more than half of infants will have transient baby acne triggered by the hormones that came across during pregnancy.Keeping it clean allows it to run its course. If any sites are more inflamed or persistent, your doc should evaluate. It should fade completely by 3 mo.
Answered on May 24, 2016

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