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are the bumps on my babys face and neck acne?

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Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: In the newborn, because of the hormones during fetal life and if a mom is nursing, the infant will have "infantile acne" which looks just like a teenager with zits.
Answered on Jan 20, 2012
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Newborns have several types of normal rashes. Erythema toxicum is a rash that looks like flea bites and moves around the body. Nothing needs to be done. Little white milk bumps or milia are like whiteheads and fade with time as you wash the skin.. Baby acne looks like little pimples and can be on the face and chest. A warm washcloth to clean is all that is needed. It improves with time.
Answered on Dec 4, 2017
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