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Infant small pimple like cyst on nect. Pop it?

Infant small pimple like cyst on nect. Pop it?

Pop pimples?: It is better to not pop pimples any where or any time as this may increase the chances for infection. If it doesn't go away or becomes red and irritated see your pediatrician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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My infant child has a pimple on her chin, but now her chin is extremely swollen. What should we do?

My infant child has a pimple on her chin, but now her chin is extremely swollen. What should we do?

Go to hospital: This sounds like an infection which may be caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus bacteria, but it also could be caused by other types of bacteria. Infections that may be minor in adults or older children can be very serious, even life-threatening in infants. Facial infections are of particular concern. You should take your child to an emergency department immediately. ...Read more

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I thought acne started at adolescence, but my infant already has it. Is this normal?

I thought acne started at adolescence, but my infant already has it.  Is this normal?

Absolutely: Normal! it is called newborn acne, worst in boys than girls. Due to hormones passed on from the mother. Self limiting, will resolve on its own in a few werks'time. Not to worry then. ...Read more

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What should you do about infant acne?

What should you do about infant acne?

NO treat infant acne: Infant acne is self-limiting (resolves on its own) and does not bother the child so no treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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7 week infant has baby acne and dry skin on face. What can I do to help? How long does thr acnd usually last?

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

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Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser for infants baby acne is safe and what more does it do to my baby?

Cetaphil skin: Cleanser can be used to bathe your baby with or it can be used as a lotion. Better that soap if your baby has sensitive skin or eczema. ...Read more

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Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?

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

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more