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Are the pimples on my baby's chin baby acne?

Are the pimples on my baby's chin baby acne?

Yes: It could also be milia - tiny white bumps on newborn skin. Acne tends to develop a few weeks after birth, while milia are often present at birth. Milia are thought to be due to premature or blocked sebaceous (oil) glands. There is no need for treatment, they will disappear naturally. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Does baby soap produce blackheads on my face?

Does baby soap produce blackheads on my face?

Shouldnt: Probably has no effect. The best treatment for blackheads is long term use of prescription tretinoin or adapalene. If you can only use over the counter products and cannot go see a doctor, you will benefit from over the counter products with salicylic acid. A procedure called dermasweep has given my patients good results, too. ...Read more

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Acne like spots on my babys face?

Acne like spots on my babys face?

Neonatal Acne: This is very common and resolves on its own. Neonatal acne (birth - 3 months of life) is a reaction to malassezia yeast as well as the maternal hormones in-utero. This all resolves spontaneously by month 3 of life. Infantile acne (3 - 6months of life) is a bit more complicated but can be treated. However, you should see your pediatrician for help with this. ...Read more

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Does sorebeline cream work for baby acne on the back, cheeks and neck?

Does sorebeline cream work for baby acne on the back, cheeks and neck?

Be patient: Baby acne will resolve in time. I would not apply anything on it.At times , they get worst before they get better. ...Read more

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Does Mederma work well on acne scars and age spots?

Does Mederma work well on acne scars and age spots?

Mederma won't work: Mederma can be helpful for surgical or traumatic wounds during the healing period. Once scars have matured it is unlikely that mederma will result in any improvement. ...Read more

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Can I use hyperpigmentation cream on acne scars on my back and breast?

Can I use hyperpigmentation cream on acne scars on my back and breast?

Only if....: Those scars are hyperpigmented (brown in color), and you are trying to lighten up the color. Otherwise, there's no reason to choose that particular product. ...Read more

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I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

Scars, not so fast: If you have true scars there are not many if any otc products that provide a lasting result. Face cleansers are best suited to control / minimize active acne vs correct scarring. ...Read more

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Are the bumps on my baby’s face and neck acne?

Are the bumps on my baby’s face and neck acne?

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. ...Read more

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Does asepxia soap work for acne scars on my face?

Does asepxia soap work for acne scars on my face?

Acne but not scars: Asepxia soaps state on the label “remover of oil and impurities”. It has both exfolliant and astringent qualities. Although this may help with acne, no soap will remove acne scars. ...Read more

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Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral ccutane. ...Read more

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How do I deal with my babies milk spots (milium) on his face?

How do I deal with my babies milk spots (milium) on his face?

Spots will resolve: Milia are very common, and though frustrating for parents to see are not associated with any underlying problem. The little white bumps on the face will resolve with time and i generally recommend parents do nothing to make them go away any faster. They will not cause any permanent scarring and are not painful to the baby. Feel reassured your baby is ok and watchful waiting is the best medicine! ...Read more

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Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

Acne: The benzoyl peroxide will help but you will likely need Clindamycin to use as well they have a prescription combination that works very well. If it is really a severe case you may need retin a (tretinoin). See your family doctor and they will refer you to a dermatologist if you need the extra help. Good luck. Make sure you clean the skin really well before you use the acne cream. Hang in there. ...Read more

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Are baby wipes good for acne breakouts?

Are baby wipes good for acne breakouts?

Baby wipes for acne?: Not necessarily, and sure! keeping your face clean will always minimize breakouts, but wipes are not a treatment. If you are breaking out regularly, see your dermatologist. Every day with acne is a day for potential scarring! ...Read more

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Is toothpaste bad to use on cystic acne?

Is toothpaste bad to use on cystic acne?

Absolutely: There are ingredients in the toothpaste that can irritate your skin and make things worse. Please use products specifically designed for pimple use. There are hundreds of posts on this site alone asking for advice on chemical burns due to toothpaste. Heed the warning. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more