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Can Babies Get Blackheads
Protect baby's skin: Sunscreen is recommended for babies 6 months and up - for the littlest babies look for ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium oxide which are physical sunblocks. Look for UVA and B protection. Try to keep baby off the beach between 10 AM and 2 PM. Wear sun protective clothing. Rash guards are popular and attractive. Sunburn in childhood increases the risk of skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
HIV in the world: Yes, of course, as I am sure you have already been taught. But, this tragic possibility is nearly zero risk in the whole world. Even in far flung villages health care workers and pregnant women and mothers are able to prevent HIV transmission to babies. Hiv prevention works; HIV prevention in the delivery suite and post birth works. And, very few babies are getting HIV any more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patience: Baby acne is a common and temporary problem.It usually appears by age 2 weeks and disappears by 3 months. Keeping the skin clean is the major plan. If it persists after 3 months and or intensifies, some normal ace treatments can be beneficial, but the doc should look into unusual hormonal issues as a cause at that point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blackheads: Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads. Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions should be followed. ...Read more
Prevention is best: Preventing acne breakouts is the best form of treatment. Once formed, scars are amenable to variety of techniques depending upon whether they are depressed, pitted, boxlike or elevated.. These include fillers and subcision to free up and elevate depressions and boxes; punch-excision or pinpoint chemical peels to remove pits; and intralesional injections and scalpel removal for elevations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comedone extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Subspecialist help: Nobody can make the scars go away, but a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use a 21st-century laser, a filler, or microsurgery to make them less visible. I'm sorry you ended up with scarring instead of having your acne traeted effectively in the first place. Keep in mind that several hollywood leading men have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. It's your choice. ...Read more
Manage over time: You need to use a topical agent, as strong as you can tolerate, daily. Retinoic acid may be more helpful than benzoyl peroxide. If results are not satisfactory in a few weeks, your physician can add prescription-strength Rx but your topical agent is still your best friend. Acne cannot be cured but remits on its own at an unpredictable time; it's unrelated to diet, lifestyle, or touching. Cheers. ...Read more
Takes time: Use an otc salyclic acid topical product , either as a cleanser or as a topical gel. ...Read more
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