A 32-year-old female asked:
my 5 weeks old baby has rash that turn to reds dry spots on his face, neck and back of his head. i am suspecting is eczema. can you advise me on which ointment or cream i can use to clear his symptoms. thank you?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Patience: The baby acne is a common event that reflects hormones transferred during the pregnancy. While the baby is floating in moisture, the skin is will not respond, but within weeks of birth they break out for many weeks before the hormone levels begin to drop ; the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean ; avoiding irritating soaps helps. Occasional use of a 1/2% hc once daily can calm some lesions.
102 viewsAnswered Feb 12, 2020
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Infanc rashes: Infant acne is common after birth and may have a duration of weeks as hormonal levels change. Other causes include dry skin, and avoiding over use of bath products is advised.
Avoid products with fragrance, avoid shampoo or soap on the face. Please see your pediatrician.
100 viewsAnswered Feb 17, 2020
Last updated Jun 14, 2020
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