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Infant Acne Discoloration Face
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
Can a 3-week-old infant get baby acne on her head? All over her face also including eyelids. every day, it's getting worse. What can I do?
Is it safe to use Benzethonium Chloride (such as Wet Ones wipe) on 1-month old infant boy's face? He got acne and Dr suggested Antibacterial soap, but it was hard to apply. I am thinking of using just water and then wipe with Wet One without rinse.
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 more
This is regarding my 3week old infant. He's developed a number of pimples on his face and head. Is there anything I can do or possibly give to him?
Be patient: A baby floating in the slick moist environment of the womb will have pristine skin at birth. Between 2 wks and 2 months, more than half of infants will have transient baby acne triggered by the hormones that came across during pregnancy. Keeping it clean allows it to run its course. If any sites are more inflamed or persistent, your doc should evaluate. It should fade completely by 3 mo. ...Read more
Is hydroquinone safe to use on the skin? I'm looking to lighten acne spots and discoloration on my face, saw some creams in store with hydroquinone.
YES: This product is safe in moderation: always use only a thin film of cream and apply it 1-2 times daily. ...Read more
Acne problem, use mild baby powder after washing face and hope it hels me from acn is it good or bad?
3 month since my acne grow so fast it is annoying, and i hve new trble it is cause an injured to my face hw I make the stain disappaer and stop the acne?
No: Newborns have several types of normal rashes. Erythema toxicum is a rash that looks like flea bites and moves around the body. Nothing needs to be done. Little white milk bumps or milia are like whiteheads and fade with time as you wash the skin. Baby acne looks like little pimples and can be on the face and chest. A warm washcloth to clean is all that is needed. It improves with time. ...Read more
How can I know the difference between baby acne on a 20 days old and an allergic reaction on her face?
What's the oldest age that you might still see some cradles cap on the scalp or baby acne on the face?
6 months: The sweat and oil glands in the newborn need to develop and mature. During this process they can produce effects that appear as cradle cap and "acne". This maturing varies a lot. Most infants mature within a couple months. If signicant effects persist beyond 6 months, further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more
My baby has acne and now his face is left with little pimples and dry skin does that mean his acne is gone?
Baby acne: Baby acne can start around 6 weeks of age and last until 3 months of age. It will often come and go in phases, much like adolescent acne. Make sure you are using sensitive skin (fragrance free, dye free) soaps and lotions to this sensitive area. Call your doctor if things are getting worse. ...Read more
Is Proactiv ok during pregnancy? I am five months pregnant & my face is horrible with acne. I'm just afraid that I will affect the baby.
What to do if I have dry skin and What to do if I have acne. I was wondering if I could put on johnson's baby lotion before going to bed to moisturise my face?
Why is not ok to kiss a 2-week-old baby on her face? I also noticed she have some baby acne will that go away? Why do they get acne?
Risk/yes/natural: We encourage parents not to expose newborns to any source of illness for the first 8 wks. This is the time frame where germs passed during delivery might show up as blood-poisoning & show only as mild fever. I hate doing blood tests/possible spinal tap on a baby because their aunt wants to play kissy kiss. Baby acne reflects maternal pregnancy hormones & fades by 3 mo. ...Read more
3 month baby with a lot of acne normal? My son just turned 3 months and has had bad acne since he was born. Some days it doesn't look as bad and other days its really bad. I ask his pediatrician and she recommended baby vaseline applied to his face everyd
No: Baby acne is a common event that appears by 2 weeks or so but should fade before 3 months. If it persists, it should be regarded as a treatable problem. Meds for teen acne are often helpful. I never put Vaseline on what I think may be acne. A consultation with a dermatologist & possible workup for hormonal excess are both realistic. ...Read more
Baby acne on her cheeks behInd her ears & all over her head normal? Not spreadIng to body but seems worse somedays could my dIet be cause? Fast food?
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?
Does baby acne leave any scars? Does gently wiping the face with a baby wipe after feeding and milk spit ups going to make things any worse?
Soap & H2O better: (I am not a pediatrician, but I am a father.) Neonatal acne does not normally leave scars. It usually goes away on its own. In the meantime, I would recommend using just soap (eg, very dilute baby shampoo) and water on a soft wash rag, and avoiding commercial wipes that may have allergenic oils and fragrance. ...Read more
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.
Anywhere teens have : Baby acne is very similar in origin and distribution as that of a teenager. The face & upper chest & back are most often involved along with the shoulders. All the lesions seem to be a similar age & gradually fade over time. ...Read more
Hi. Iam pregnant for two months. I want to predict my baby gender. My conception date is sept 9 2012... I have acne in my face, my heart beat was 147?
50/50: There are many old wives tales about heart beats, string tests etc predicting gender but all are bunk. You have a 50/50 chance of being right with any of these methods & those that are right perpetuate the myth. If you want to know before delivery they can sometimes tell on an ultrasound if the male parts are visible. Otherwise, you will know at delivery. ...Read more
Hi. My baby is now 3 months old. When she was 3 weeks, she had bad baby acne so her doctor prescribe Fucidin Cream 2%. I was told to apply to her face twice a day for 7 days. On the third day, her skin look even worse like it was burned so she then she wa
Please stop the treatment and wash the skin gently with white dove soap, rinse well and pat dry.
Please see your pediatrician. ...Read more
I used johnsons baby lotion on my 5 week old baby. He developed acne on face. Not sure i its heat rash or acne. How to check and what's the treatment.
Avoid lotion face: I would advise avoiding johnsons baby lotion on the face. It is not needed. Baby acne is secondary to hormonal changes and usually resolves spontaneously. ...Read more
Dermatology or pediatrition only please. 5 wk old baby redness and small tiny bumps on face and a little on neck. Acne? What else? Treatment?
My 3 and a half week old son has small red pimples all over his face, arms, scalp, the back of his neck & a little on his legs. Is this baby acne?
Probably: A baby floating in the slick moist environment of the womb will have pristine skin at birth. Between 2 wks and 2 months, more than half of infants will have transient baby acne triggered by the hormones that came across during pregnancy. Keeping it clean allows it to run its course. If any sites are more inflamed or persistent, your doc should evaluate. It should fade completely by 3 mo. ...Read more
Hi I am trying to conceive. I am on ovacare & apcod for 3 months. My q is can I use Mederma gel on my face for acne scars. Hope it won't affect d baby?
I'm breast feeding an 11 months baby, can I use retin a topical gel(tretinoin .25 mg/g -30g) on my face acne.& how to use it and for how long?
Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus
Rash in newborn: ETN is not likely the cause (usually in first few days to 2 wks). Neonatal acne is common and generally starts around 3 weeks of age. Yes, neonatal acne can cover the areas mentioned. Another common rash to be considered is seborrheic dermatitis — this rash will typically have flaky patches as well. No treatment for acne, severe seborrhea may be tx with low dose steroid (ask your pediatrician) ...Read more