A 29-year-old male asked:

My new born baby girl is 2 weeks old, she is busy getting pimples in her face,,,she drinks breast milk only, i think its sour and not a heat rash, can we give her water or are we allowed to?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Patience: Baby acne is a common and temporary problem.It usually appears by age 2 weeks and disappears by 3 months. Keeping the skin clean is the major plan. If it persists after 3 months and or intensifies, some normal ace treatments can be beneficial, but the doc should look into unusual hormonal issues as a cause at that point. Water is okay but unnecessary. It won't change the skin issue.
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