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Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
My almost 3 month old has what looks like a pimple on his forehead, a whitehead. Should this concern me or do babies sometimes get little pimples just like everyone else?
My infant child has a pimple on her chin, but now her chin is extremely swollen. What should we do?
Go to hospital: This sounds like an infection which may be caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus bacteria, but it also could be caused by other types of bacteria. Infections that may be minor in adults or older children can be very serious, even life-threatening in infants. Facial infections are of particular concern. You should take your child to an emergency department immediately. ...Read more
Hi im 24 y.o i have 2 babies i was diagnosed with bacterial infection on my nipple and now it goes back with red pimple swell and lumpy?
Don't worry: Skin bumps can be common. Do call the pediatrician to ask if they want to see it before the next exam. If they are new, that may be a good idea. But if she's not in any discomfort and there's no redness, try not to worry. It's fine to call her Dr w/ ?'s. They expect that! Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Newborn acne: Many newborns show this rash at this age. Do not fret as these pimples ultimately disappear. There's no need for medication unless the rash looks severe at which point your pediatrician may prescribe a Hydrocortisone cream. This is rarely the case. Though painful to see, baby is not affected nor harmed at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby has pimples that turn red with sweat or bath but stay white when normal on back, chest, and arms. Is it acne, heat rash, or allergy from vaccine?
Baby Pimples: Baby pimples or acne , which can be light colored and on various body parts as you describe, often become a bit darker on certain conditions like exposure to heat/water or agitation/crying. These should gradually fade away in a couple of months. Get these checked by your baby's pediatrician at his next regular check to get reassurance re their benign nature. ...Read more
Should be OK: Just about the safest soap to use. ...Read more