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How Can I Treat Baby Acne
No treatment necc.: Usually, "baby acne" (which isn't actually acne) will go away on it's own, but in more-severe cases, treatment can be very effective. Visit your pediatrician to determine if it is what's commonly called "acne" and discuss if any treatments are needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
7 week infant has baby acne and dry skin on face. What can I do to help? How long does thr acnd usually last?
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 more
Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?
Not advisable: There is much folklore surrounding the use of urine as a cure-all, but little evidence of any benefit. Urine should be sterile and not cause disease, but there are much better treatments for both oral thrush and acne. Baby acne does not need treatment and will go away on its own. Benzoyl peroxide is far more effective for treatment of adult acne. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can baby acne appear in places other than the babies face? My son's ped diagnosis him w/baby acne. But it has spread to his arms and shoulders.
18 days old developed an allergy that looks like baby acne. Do babies develop this condition weeks after birth? Rash is only on forehead and cheeks.
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.It has no relationship to allergy. If it persists > 3mo see the doc ...Read more
No need.: Your baby's skin is reacting to your hormones, which will eventually be excreted out, and the acne will clear by itself. No treatment is needed. You won't have to deal with it again until he or she becomes a teenager and starts making his/her own hormones. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby is 9 weeks old and is affected with baby acne... Healing it has left white patches.. What to treat to dimnish it?
Time: Infantile acne almost always resolves on its own without treatment. If there was some inflammation present it can temporarily effect pigmentation as you describe. This too will almost always resolve, but it will be a slow process. If your pediatrician cannot help you then you should consider seeing a dermatologist to help confirm this and make you feel better about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 6wks and has baby acne. How do I treat it? I've been washing it with mild soap for a week and its not clearing up
No need to treat: any differently from what you are doing.It is a benign, self-resolving condition, caused by the hormones passed on from mom to baby. It usually peaks at 4-6 weeks and then resolves, as those hormone levels diminish in your baby.Regular acne treatments will not make it go away any faster and may be irritating to your baby's skin and make it worse.If it continues past 3 months, talk to his doctor. ...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
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