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How Can I Tell The Difference Between Newborn Acne And An Allergic Reaction
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Baby rashes are pretty common, but hard to describe in words. Babies commonly get erythema toxicum spots after birth, which can resemble acne (but they don't open up nor ooze). Later, they can get baby acne, which resembles teen acne, but baby acne spots generally don't break open. A pediatrician or dermatologist can look at the rash to help decide what it is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: An allergic reaction is due to an immunoglobulin called ige and involves histamine and other mediators or chemicals produced in the body. Acne is a an inflammatory process involving the sebaceous follicles and androgen, a hormone. Acne can also manifest in noninflammatory forms but does not involve the chemicals of an allergic reaction or ige which is the lynchpin of an allergic reaction. ...Read more
Patience: 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 weeks of birth they break out for many weeks before the hormone levels begin to drop ; the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean ; avoiding irritating soaps helps. Occasional use of a 1/2% hc once daily can calm some lesions. ...Read more
No: Acne is a serious, not-altogether-understood, non-lifestyle-related, chronic illness that is a grave personal and professional liablity. If someone has told you that it's an allergy and to try to manage it by diet, that person is ignorant. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Best wishes. ...Read more
Pimples: Baby acne occurs in newborns due to hormones passed through placenta. Typically only on the face, with small pimples which resolve without treatment.Eczema is itchy skin on arms, legs and face which mares love at about 6 months or develop more chronic course that flares usually in dry winter weather until age 6. ...Read more
Different conditions: Baby acne results from mother's hormones circulating in her baby;s body, while eczema is a form of immune hypersensitivity characterized by red, dry flaking patches. Baby acne resolves on it's own, while eczema requires careful skin care with hypoallergenic fragrance free washes, moisturizers and laundry detergents +/- topical steroids. ...Read more
My 1 month old baby face has become rough and dry. It looks red and very irritated. What is the difference between acne eczema and
acne in newborns?
Possible.: Some believe that some foods trigger acne, but the mechanism is not known. There are those who believe that fats in the diet and even milk can flare acne. You can clog pores with cream and makeup which are comedogenic and that can cause acne to flare as well. If it is caused by a food it will flare each time you eat it and within 24 hours. ...Read more
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
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
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