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Is baby acne normal?

Is baby acne normal?

Baby Acne: Yes it is normal, it is thought to be hormone related. Putting creams or lotions on it will not help. Reassure that it will go away. ...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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Is baby lotion good for facial acne prone skin?

Is baby lotion good for facial acne prone skin?

Acne: A gentle fragrance free non soap cleanser and moisturizer is good to maintain acne prone skin . Cereve is an example. ...Read more

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Baby born with face rash?

Baby born with face rash?

Very common: Newborns are frequently born with a fine, white/pearly rash to their face, primarily on the cheeks, nose and chin. This is known as "milia" or sometimes known as "newborn acne." milia is found on virtually all newborns and is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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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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My son15 year old his face acne pimpels skin colur is dull?

My son15 year old his face acne pimpels skin colur is dull?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared junior in two weeks, he will need prescription-strength medicine. Home / folk / "pop" remedies aren't ineffective. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related, serious health problem that is a major personal and professional liability. Please do what you must on his behalf. ...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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Will my baby’s skin peel forever?

Will my baby’s skin peel forever?

No: After birth there's a lot of peeling, especially of skin near the wrists and ankles. You can think of this almost like a dead layer of "lizard skin" that needs to be shed. The skin underneath that is healthy and normal-- once that top layer of dead skin peels off, your baby will be fine. If the peeling continues past a few weeks, talk w/ your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 4 months old baby has eczema. Doctor advice me to use Cetaphil lotion and body wash. I noticed that my baby's face is getting whiter.

My 4 months old baby has eczema. Doctor advice me to use Cetaphil lotion and body wash. I noticed that my baby's face is getting whiter.

Need more info: I don't see any relationship to the topical products you are using. I would bring the findings of the skin on the baby's face to the attention of the pediatrician. Having one skin problem may lead to another kind of skin problem. ...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 baby powder bad for acne prone skin areas?

Is baby powder bad for acne prone skin areas?

Baby Powder: Baby powder will just absorb oil and that can actually lead to more breakouts. Your skin will produce more and more oil to try to keep up. ...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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2 month old baby red and dry face?

2 month old baby red and dry face?

Dry skin: babies can get dry skin on their face or other areas of the body. Redness can also appear as a result and is often due to eczema. Have you had the two-month check up with your pediatrician? Proper skin moisturizing is important. Talk with your doctor or have live consult via HealthTap to talk about which products are best to put on your baby. ...Read more

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Can I use baby powder on my baby's skin?

Can I use baby powder on my baby's skin?

Yes: Baby powder is a simple & effective product. I prefer the non-starch materials. Placing starch on the moist skin of a baby is like setting out food for germs. Beware that babies have developed pneumonia when they inhaled quantities of talcum powder in a changing table accident. Like any effective product can cause problems when not used correctly. ...Read more

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2 month old with cradle cap! baby oil? Brush it?

2 month old with cradle cap! baby oil? Brush it?

Dandruff shampoo: Cradle cap builds up when the old skin flakes of the scalp are anchored to the skin by skin oils that act like glue. Normal tear free baby shampoos do not have the chemicals needed to loosen these flakes.Application of dandruff shampoo, keeping it out of the eyes, will gradually help.Gently teasing the flakes loose with a cuticle brush speeds the process. ...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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For my atopic dermatitis, is baby shampoo safe? scalp is itchy... feel scared after reading 2012 baby shampoo chemical news, is baby shampoo okay?

For my atopic dermatitis, is baby shampoo safe? scalp is itchy... feel scared after reading 2012 baby shampoo chemical news, is baby shampoo okay?

Baby shampoo is fine: Despite what you may have read about baby shampoos, it is still the recommended product for scalp atopic dermatitis. Remember avoid very hot water and keep hydrated. ...Read more

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Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser for infants baby acne is safe and what more does it do to my baby?

Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser for infants baby acne is safe and what more does it do to my baby?

Cetaphil skin: Cleanser can be used to bathe your baby with or it can be used as a lotion. Better that soap if your baby has sensitive skin or eczema. ...Read more

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Any cream to lighten baby's birth mark?

Any cream to lighten baby's birth mark?

Not really: Most birth marks fade with time depending on what kind they are. One good idea is to consult a chinese medicine practitioner as they often have herbs topically that can help. Time is still your best friend on this. ...Read more

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How long will my baby have baby acne?

How long will my baby have baby acne?

1-3 months old: In my experience, all but the most mild cases of infant acne peak in the second month of life and then fade gradually over the following few weeks. I tell parents that it will probably get worse before it gets better. Happily, in some cases, both they and i are pleasantly suprised. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...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