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White pimple on babies bottom?

White pimple on babies bottom?

Diaper rash: A white pimple is benign. However, if there ar many and the skin becomes reddened, it might mean a yeast infection or just an irritation. If the pimples develop into blisters and open sores, a strep or staph infection may be possible. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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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 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?

Pimple: It might not be acne but may be some mucinous cyst of sorts, does not sound extremely worrisome. If enlarging, if angry or red looking, if fevers, then seek medical attention immediately ...Read more

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Infant small pimple like cyst on nect. Pop it?

Infant small pimple like cyst on nect. Pop it?

Pop pimples?: It is better to not pop pimples any where or any time as this may increase the chances for infection. If it doesn't go away or becomes red and irritated see your pediatrician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My infant child has a pimple on her chin, but now her chin is extremely swollen. What should we do?

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

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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?

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?

Avoid nursing: Till cured, please see your doctor for proper evaluation and probably antibiotics, avoid nursing your baby, use a pump if you can, and discard the milk till you get over this infection , good luck ...Read more

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My baby has pimples on her legs , shes nine months old could it just be pimples ?

My baby has pimples on her legs , shes nine months old could it just be pimples ?

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 more

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4 week old baby has pimples on the face. Is this due to heat? Please advice a mediation.

4 week old baby has pimples on the face.  Is this due to heat? Please advice a mediation.

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 more

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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 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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more