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does the sun help acne?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
Acne Sun: Moderate exposure to the sun can, in many instances, help acne. That doesn't mean that you should out there and bake in it!
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Temporarily: The ultraviolet radiation may have transient beneficial properties in treating acne by drying oil and the burning skin. Long term it is not a treatment and may lead to skin cancers or disorders in later life.

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How can I treat baby acne?

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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Observe: Baby acne is common and should resolved within 2-3 months. You may want to use a mild soap such as cetaphil. No other treatment is necessary for mild acne.
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Is baby acne normal?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: Yes - baby acne is common and normal. It is only a cosmetic issue and not truly a medical problem.
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What are the symptoms of baby acne?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
It's like acne...: It's exactly like regular acne, except blackheads are uncommon, and of course it is in a baby, under 6 months usually. There is actually another baby rash called "erythema toxicum" that looks a lot like acne, but since neither one needs any treatment and both go away on their own, the difference is not at all important.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to be exposed to sun and heat during my pregnancy?

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Yes: Humans are sun creatures. We need sunlight to produce vitamin d. Of course you don't want to burn, especially if you are fair skinned. But i think the fear of the sun has gone too extreme. Avoid extreme heat however.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Why is acne common in pregnancy?

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Progesterone: The hormone, progesterone, is very high in pregnancy and can cause acne.

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