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What causes baby acne?

What causes baby acne?

Maternal Hormones: Baby acne is the result of maternal hormones passed onto your baby during pregnancy. These hormones stimulate the oil glands and cause those red, sometimes white bumps on your baby's cheeks and forehead. Baby acne typically makes its appearance at 3-4 weeks of age. It is very common and unfortunately, cannot be prevented. Take heart though, it will resolve on its own. ...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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What causes baby acne?

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What causes baby acne?

Baby: Baby acne is usually caused by hormones that babies receive from their mother at the end of pregnancy. Some products can also rarely promote baby acne. ...Read more

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Can baby shampoo get rid of acne?

Can baby shampoo get rid of acne?

No: Acne cannot be cured it can only be treated with the proper regimen of topical creams and possibly oral antibiotics, birth control pill, spironolactone or even Accutane if it is very severe. Please see your dermatologist and good luck. ...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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Could baby oil cure bacne (back acne)?

Could baby oil cure bacne (back acne)?

No: I'm sorry your illness has not been addressed as it should have been. Acne on the trunk usually requires at least short-term systemic treatment. Start with topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day and phone your physician now. Systemic tetracycline plus topical BP is likely to cure you, or you may be a candidate for isotretinoin. ...Read more

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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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What causes acne in women?

What causes acne in women?

Excess testosterone: All women have male hormone, testosterone, in their bodies. An excess can cause acne. This is oftentreated with estrogen, commonly in oral contraceptives. In the bloodstream are compounds called sex hormone binding globulins. Estrogen increases these elements. When sex hormone binding globulin attaches to testosterone, the testosterone is inactivated, ergo less acne. ...Read more

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What causes boils on infants?

What causes boils on infants?

Viral and bacterial: Various viral and bacterial infections can cause boils on the skins of infants and older kids. Rarely, it can be caused by other causes that are more serious causes. The diagnosis is based on how they look, where they are, how are they progressing, response to treatment and associated symptoms. He/she should be examined by their physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible fluoride can cause cystic acne?

Is it possible fluoride can cause cystic acne?

No: I don't believe there to be any correlation. If your problem persists please consult with a dermatologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes excessive hair growth on a woman's stomach after baby?

What causes excessive hair growth on a woman's stomach after baby?

Most likely PCOS: There are a few conditions that can cause unwanted hair growth in women (hirsuitism). Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) is the most common, affecting 8-10% of women. Hair growth in the midline of the body (face, chin, lower stomach, back) can be due to pcos. Weight gain can make pcos symptoms worse. We diagnose pcos with blood tests and a sonogram, and treatments can reduce the hair growth. ...Read more

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What causes acne other than hormones and what prevents it?

What causes acne other than hormones and what prevents it?

Diet, occlusion: Many factors can aggravate acne including sugar, whey, milk, .Thick occlusive pomades can clog the pores and cause acne. Sweating can also be a factor. Even medications containing high doses of iodine can occasionally bring out acne. ...Read more

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What causes acne marks and scars?

What causes acne marks and scars?

Destruction: When you have inflammatory acne for a long time the natural structure of your skin becomes permanently changed and the good structure is damaged and changed and marks or scars result. ...Read more

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What is the relation between oil-free moisturizing sun-cream and acne? Does acne vanish at 20's coz m 18yrs old suffering acne for 3 years? Ans. Plz.

What is the relation between oil-free moisturizing sun-cream and acne? Does acne vanish at 20's coz m 18yrs old suffering acne for 3 years? Ans. Plz.

Acne: Noone can predict when your acne will disappear.You can try using a moisturizer such as virgin coconut oil to rid your face of redness. ...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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Do breast milk treat baby acne?

Do breast milk treat baby acne?

Baby acne: Breast milk does not treat baby acne. Baby acne usually clears up on its own around age 3 months, but if it is really red and inflamed, please visit your dermatologist for treatment. Heat rash and inflammation of hair follicles due to yeast (pityrosporum folliculitis) can look like acne. Infantile acne may leave scars. It is also a predictor of having inflamed acne in teen years. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more