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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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Baby Acne (Definition)

Baby acne is a rash of small red bumps or pustules on a baby's cheeks, nose, and forehead. It often develops within the first few weeks after birth, and gradually goes away with age. Baby acne may look worse when a baby is fussing or crying. Many young babies also have tiny white bumps on the nose, which are known as milia, and ...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 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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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 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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My babys baby acne is spreading on her body .. starting to look like chickenpox. .. help! (4 wks old)?

My babys baby acne  is spreading on her body .. starting to look like chickenpox. .. help! (4 wks old)?

Baby Acne: 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 1-3 weeks after birth they break out for many weeks until the hormone levels drop & the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean ; avoiding irritating soaps helps If it persists > 3mo see the doc ...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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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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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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Can teething cause a rash on my 9 month olds face and forehead?

Can teething cause a rash on my 9 month olds face and forehead?

Possibly: If your baby is constantly drooling the skin can become irritated and red around the mouth and chin. If the child runs at it the irritation becomes more angry. Drooling is almost always associated with teething, rashes not always. Forehead rashes are not associated with teething and come from some other cause. ...Read more

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What should I use on roscea acne on the nose?

What should I use on roscea acne on the nose?

See doctor. : Rosacea can be managed easily with topical antifungals, stress relief, and alcohol abstinence. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment and life style change options. ...Read more

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Can I pop the bumps on my baby’s face and neck?

Can I pop the bumps on my baby’s face and neck?

No: You should never "pop" any bumps on your infant's skin. Doing so could introduce bacteria beneath the skin and lead to infection. Most bumps are normal and resolve with time, however if your child's pediatrician has not seen the bumps, they should be examined. ...Read more

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My newborn has bumps on her face. Is this acne?

My newborn has bumps on her face. Is this acne?

More than likely: Acne is a common newborn skin condition that resolves in approximately 2-3 weeks. Don't use any over the counter acne treatment. ...Read more

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Acne on my chin and jawline. Derm prescribed Accutane on first app. Should i try hormonal treatment first?

Acne on my chin and jawline. Derm prescribed Accutane on first app. Should i try hormonal treatment first?

Yes: Acne on the chin and jawline is almost always hormonal. I don't think trying Accutane before other more conservative treatments is a wise decision. Accutane is a great drug and can really help this type of acne but has a lot of risks and side effects. It is best to try other treatment first like creams, lotions, washes, facials, antibiotics, and even birth control pills. ...Read more

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I used johnsons baby lotion on my 5 week old baby. He developed acne on face. Not sure i its heat rash or acne. How to check and what's the treatment.

Avoid lotion face: I would advise avoiding johnsons baby lotion on the face. It is not needed. Baby acne is secondary to hormonal changes and usually resolves spontaneously. ...Read more

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I am using nivea moisturizer,liquid foundation and baby powder on my face, does it causes my pimples on my cheeks?

I am using nivea moisturizer,liquid foundation and baby powder on my face, does it causes my pimples on my cheeks?

Comedogenic: Unless a product is labeled as non-comedogenic, there is a good chance it will make acne prone skin worse. The products you have mentioned are likely not ideal for reducing acne flares. ...Read more

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My 4 month old daughter has dry, tangled hair. What can I put on it to keep it moisturized? Baby oil?

My 4 month old daughter has dry, tangled hair. What can I put on it to keep it moisturized? Baby oil?

Baby hair: Baby hair is frequently very fine and thin. Use a soft brush. You can use a baby shampoo just once or twice a week which will keep it soft and clean. Baby oil is not usually necessary, but you can use it or a baby hair conditioner. Most early baby hair may fall out or change in the first year, and the new hair comes in differently. ...Read more

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Should I put acne medication on my face or moisturizer on first?

Should I put acne medication on my face or moisturizer on first?

Medication: After the application of the topical acne medication, apply the moisturizer. ...Read more

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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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