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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. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Eczema possible: Sounds like eczema is possible as at this young age it tends to present on the face. Moisture rashes are common too. Psoriasis is very unlikely to appear at this age (maybe unheard of?). ...Read more

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Dry red rash on cheeks, in baby. Whats going on?

Dry red rash on cheeks, in baby. Whats going on?

Eczema: Baby eczema (also called infant eczema or atopic dermatitis) appears in about 10% to15% of children. It shows up as patches of red, leathery, somewhat blistery-looking skin. The skin is almost always tender, itchy, dry, and rough.While it may appear just about anywhere on baby's body, eczema most often occurs on baby's cheeks, and at the joints of their arms and legs. ...Read more

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My 8yr boy has keratosis pillaris on his arms and cheeks, is now experiencing acne on his cheeks. He is also prone to pimply rash on buttocks?

My 8yr boy has keratosis pillaris on his arms and cheeks, is now experiencing acne on his cheeks. He is also prone to pimply rash on buttocks?

Needs to see: A dermatologist, bit young for acne, having more than one skin problem, that's why a specialist input is important, goodluck ...Read more

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Baby face rash from pacifier?

Baby face rash from pacifier?

Hygiene: May be unrelated. May also be from saliva accumulating on lips/cheeks. Make sure you gently and frequently wash child's face with warm water to remove saliva. Make sure pacifier is cleaned often. If rash persists, see pediatrician. ...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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2 month baby , dry skin on the head . Help?

2 month baby , dry skin on the head . Help?

Normal variation: Cradle cap occurs when normal aging skin cells fail to shead from the scalp in infants.Moms typicly use mild shampoos to avoid eye irritation but these shampoos do not have the chemicals needed to break up skin oils.Some infants have thicker skin oil which acts like glue & prevents skin cells from separating.Dandruf shampoos+soft cuticle brushes used regularly will solve this problem. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 months old and has reddish rashes on her cheeks, elbows, and knees. Is it just eczema?

My baby is 3 months old and has reddish rashes on her cheeks, elbows, and knees.  Is it just eczema?

Probably, but: I would not blow it off. Many infants are allergic to a food that is causing the rash. Getting an allergy evaluation to determine if a food is related to the rash may help to dramatically improve the rash once the food culprit is eliminated from the diet. ...Read more

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White bumpy bumps on my newborns gums blister looking... bothers her while she feeds?

White bumpy bumps on my newborns gums blister looking... bothers her while she feeds?

No worries...: Epstein's pearls — These small, white, pearl-like spots appear on the roof of the mouth. These bumps are harmless and tend to disappear within a few weeks. Bohn's nodules — These small, whitish bumps or cysts look like Epstein's pearls. However, they develop on the sides of the gum ridge rather than the roof of the mouth. Inclusion cysts — These small bumps appear along the crest of the gum ridge. ...Read more

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Thrus on my baby gums and lips?

Thrus on my baby gums and lips?

Baby oral thrush: If your suspicions are accurate, please see Pedi doc right away. This is unsual. And requires visual confirmation and rx and followup. ...Read more

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Why hyrdrocortisone on baby's sunburned face?

Why hyrdrocortisone on baby's sunburned face?

No: Hydrocortisone and other topical steroids are not recommended for the treatment of mild to moderate sunburns. Prevention is the best way to treat sunburns! ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

MD visit: The rash may be due to a number of conditions, including infections, contact dermatitis or allergic dermatitis. Since you both have a rash, this raises the possibility of an infection that has been transferred to the baby. If you are applying topical lotions or perfumed products this may lead to a contact dermatitis. Your physician will be able to determine the treatment for the underlying cause. ...Read more

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My son has bumpy rash on both cheeks and bumps on forehead and nose? What is this?

My son has bumpy rash on both cheeks and bumps on forehead and nose?  What is this?

Can't say without: eval. This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis on forehead appear on nose?

Can cellulitis on forehead appear on nose?

Yes: Cellulitis means infection/inflammation of skin and tissue..It can appear anywhere on the body. But if the area is small and appears irregular see a doctor for examination. ...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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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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Rashes on 2 months old baby's palm, face, feet, stomach, back , etc n cradle cap?

Rashes on 2 months old baby's palm, face, feet, stomach, back , etc n cradle cap?

Seborrhea: Seborrhea is another name for cradle cap. In addition to the scaly places on the scalp there are little red bumps on the trunk and head. The bumps are very fine and reddish. You could check google images for seborrhea to see if it looks like what your child has. Talk to your pediatrician about treatments. Sometimes a mild steroid such as cortisone is used. Sometimes an anti fungal such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). ...Read more

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My 4 month had red rashes only on his face. Forehead, cheeks, and under his eyes. Can i use benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream?

Not advised: This will not help with most pediatric rashes, including hives. Although this could be a benign viral eruption, best to notify the pediatrician for advice. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled, itchy blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more