A member asked:

My baby(4 weeks old) has little pimples on her face and neck. its not itching or bothering her, is it a cause for concern? some are a little red

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Neonatal acne: Usually the acne clears up within a few weeks post delivery. The change in exposure to maternal hormone levels may result in infant acne. Watch for signs of spreading rash, poor feeding and fever. These signs may indicate an infection. Please follow up with your pediatrician.

Answered 4/23/2023


Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Baby acne: 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 6/29/2020



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