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Are the pimples on my baby's chin baby acne?

Are the pimples on my baby's chin baby acne?

Yes: It could also be milia - tiny white bumps on newborn skin. Acne tends to develop a few weeks after birth, while milia are often present at birth. Milia are thought to be due to premature or blocked sebaceous (oil) glands. There is no need for treatment, they will disappear naturally. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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My newborn has bumps on her face. Is this acne?

My newborn has bumps on her face. Is this acne?

More than likely: Acne is a common newborn skin condition that resolves in approximately 2-3 weeks. Don't use any over the counter acne treatment. ...Read more

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Are the bumps on my baby’s face and neck acne?

Are the bumps on my baby’s face and neck 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

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Acne like spots on my babys face?

Acne like spots on my babys face?

Neonatal Acne: This is very common and resolves on its own. Neonatal acne (birth - 3 months of life) is a reaction to malassezia yeast as well as the maternal hormones in-utero. This all resolves spontaneously by month 3 of life. Infantile acne (3 - 6months of life) is a bit more complicated but can be treated. However, you should see your pediatrician for help with this. ...Read more

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Does baby soap produce blackheads on my face?

Does baby soap produce blackheads on my face?

Shouldnt: Probably has no effect. The best treatment for blackheads is long term use of prescription tretinoin or adapalene. If you can only use over the counter products and cannot go see a doctor, you will benefit from over the counter products with salicylic acid. A procedure called dermasweep has given my patients good results, too. ...Read more

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Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral ccutane. ...Read more

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Acne increasing on my face. Tips/advice?

Acne increasing on my face. Tips/advice?

Stop neglecting it: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is your best friend. Forget all pop / home / 'natural' remedies. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related problem that can cause you to fail a job interview. If benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, yoj need to see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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Baby face rash from pacifier?

Baby face rash from pacifier?

Hygiene: May be unrelated. May also be from saliva accumulating on lips/cheeks. Make sure you gently and frequently wash child's face with warm water to remove saliva. Make sure pacifier is cleaned often. If rash persists, see pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

Scars, not so fast: If you have true scars there are not many if any otc products that provide a lasting result. Face cleansers are best suited to control / minimize active acne vs correct scarring. ...Read more

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My 8yr boy has keratosis pillaris on his arms and cheeks, is now experiencing acne on his cheeks. He is also prone to pimply rash on buttocks?

My 8yr boy has keratosis pillaris on his arms and cheeks, is now experiencing acne on his cheeks. He is also prone to pimply rash on buttocks?

Needs to see: A dermatologist, bit young for acne, having more than one skin problem, that's why a specialist input is important, goodluck ...Read more

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Can teething cause a rash on my 9 month olds face and forehead?

Can teething cause a rash on my 9 month olds face and forehead?

Possibly: If your baby is constantly drooling the skin can become irritated and red around the mouth and chin. If the child runs at it the irritation becomes more angry. Drooling is almost always associated with teething, rashes not always. Forehead rashes are not associated with teething and come from some other cause. ...Read more

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Will cetaphil cleanser help heal my itchy acne on my forehead?

Will cetaphil cleanser help heal my itchy acne on my forehead?

Try stronger stuff: Instead of pricey soap, if you want to actually do something about your acne, you'll need something much less pleasant. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated (strength, frequency of application) will probably clear you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Would biting your nails cause pimples on your face. My grandaughter bites her nails and breaking out now with pimples on her face.

Would biting your nails cause pimples on your face. My grandaughter bites her nails and breaking out now with pimples on her face.

What you can do: From my reading and conversations, nail-biting is primarily genetic; some humans and animals prefer the nails short, and your granddaughter will do well to trim them short each morning, rather than being shamed or told to exercise "will power" or "control anxiety." acne needs to managed as a medical problem, benzoyl peroxide and a prescription rx if this fails. Use this to help your granddaughter. ...Read more

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Pimples all over face with pores on cheek and spots size of pimples are small plzz help me?

Pimples all over face with pores on cheek and spots size of pimples are small plzz help me?

Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. I see that you already have scarring from your acne having been neglected when you were younger. I'm sorry this happened. At age 19, you're old enough to phone your physician who can add prescription-strength Rx to your benzoyl peroxide regimen. You will probably need to do this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will the red, blotchy rash on my newborn’s face go away on its own?

Will the red, blotchy rash on my newborn’s face go away on its own?

Yes: Newborns can have funky rashes like the one mentioned. They can be a result of hormone withdrawal and do go away on their own. Neonatal acne can also be present. Just clean baby's face with a warm wet washcloth. Any rash that persists, worsens, or worries you should be seen. ...Read more

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I have problem about acne, blackhead on my oilu face

I have problem about acne, blackhead on my oilu face

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. Great for treating acne. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis on forehead appear on nose?

Can cellulitis on forehead appear on nose?

Yes: Cellulitis means infection/inflammation of skin and tissue..It can appear anywhere on the body. But if the area is small and appears irregular see a doctor for examination. ...Read more

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Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

Yes: White heads and black heads are typically called closed and open comedomes. It is a type of acne and can typically be treated with topical keratolytics like tretinoin or salicylic acid. ...Read more

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Pimples on face?

Pimples on face?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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My boy baby he has small pimples on face forehead and neck is it due to hot weather or any other reason he is premature 33 weeks delivery baby and now its one month age.?

My  boy baby he has small pimples on face forehead and neck is it due to hot weather or any other reason he is premature 33 weeks delivery baby and now its one month age.?

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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How to cure pimples on face?

How to cure pimples on face?

Acne remedies: There are many possible ways to treat acne correctly. It is a step treatment including:1. Skin hygiene 2. Antibacterials 3. Retinols 4. Photodynamic therapy 5. Laser .6. Tretinoins in mix and match combinations, and oral contraceptives. If you have severe acne , please see a competent dermatologist before getting scarred. ...Read more

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How to removes pimples on face?

How to removes pimples on face?

Pimples: are an unfortunate part of being a teen-ager. If you are older than that please see a dermatologist. A teen-ager can see one also. Be sure to keep skin clean, avoid make up that is not hypoallergenic and avoid trans fats as found in junk food. Do not use any skin lotion containing alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What should I do for pimples on face ?

What should I do for pimples on face ?

Scientific Rx: The oral contraceptive pill can end acne in a woman who wants and can take it. Otherwise i start with benzoyl peroxide plus topical clindamycin, adding retinoic acid if there are blackheads and a suitable oral antibiotic if there's not a good result in 4 weeks. Dermatologists have stronger medicines. You have a right to a clear complexion. ...Read more

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Hello how to remove my pimples on face ?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who will add something stronger to this regimen. If it's face-only, probably adding topical Clindamycin or a short course of a systemic tetracycline will do the trick. You can't cure acne but you can keep it under control until it self-cures as you get older. ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples on face?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I have many pimples on face how to rid of them?

I have many pimples on face how to rid of them?

Acne: Start with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid daily. Yku will notice a difference in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Pimples on face due to waxing solution for this please Don't need the marks to last forever They are receding just need tips on taking care of it?

Keep oil away: from your face at all times, and that includes wax! Apply warm washcloth to your face or to any individual pimple as soon as it appears to help it get blood supply to kill the bacteria. Get out in the sun unless this makes your particular acne worse. Take vitamins A,E,D, and zinc. Wash with a non-irritating but non fatty soap. When these lesions are gone, try benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Pimples on face?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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I usually get pimples on face?

I usually get pimples on face?

Rosacea: At 43, the most common cause of pimples is rosacea. Talk to your doc, there are medications that may help. Antibiotics have been used with success. There are some topicals such as metranidazole and finacea, but have a doc look at you first. ...Read more

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Get rid of pimples on face?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist will be best to evaluate and treat you-especially where your face is involved. ...Read more

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Can lemon cause small pimples on face?

Can lemon cause small pimples on face?

Anything can: When you are prone to acne anything you place on your skin can make you break out into acne including acne product treatments. Instead of home remedies that may make things worse go see an aesthetic physician that can recommend proper skin care regimen. Proactiv works well. ...Read more

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Can pimples on face, chest and back be mrsa?

Not likely: Only way to tellis b culture, but usually solitary lesions, not multiple. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to get rid of large pimples on face?

I need some tips on how to get rid of large pimples on face?

Injection: The best way to get rid of a large pimple on your face is to see a dermatologist who will inject the pimple with cortisone. This does not get into your bloodstream but for make the pimple improve overnight. It will also help avoid getting a scar. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimples on face, shoulders and back?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimples on face, shoulders and back?

Acne: Treatment of acne includes topical prescrtions such as epiduo, ziana, acanya, attalin, aczone and others. Oral antibiotics such as solodyn (minocycline) or Doryx are also helpful. However, the strongest medicine for acne is Accutane but this drug is used to treat cystic acne. ...Read more

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Consistent hard and painful pimples on face, neck, back since coming off b/c 2 years ago. I wash regularly with all natural soap to no avail. ?

Consistent hard and painful pimples on face, neck, back since coming off b/c 2 years ago. I wash regularly with all natural soap to no avail. ?

Try proactive : use OTC proactive. If this doesn't help, see a dermatologist. You describe a bad case of acne. Hopefully it will help. ...Read more

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Hi, stayin in switzerland, having reccurent acne/pimples on face after marriage. Just not going only.What medicine to be taken? Name ria and age 30.

Hi, stayin in switzerland, having reccurent acne/pimples on face after marriage. Just not going only.What medicine to be taken? Name ria and age 30.

Spironolactone: Ria, your best bet would be an oral medication called spironolactone. It is perfect for adult female acne induced or worsened by stress and menstrual cycling as it slightly inhibits the hormonal fluctuations that lead to the adult variant of acne. A low dose such as 50 or 100 mg per day should be sufficient. You do not want to get pregnant or be breast-feeding while on this medication. ...Read more

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I lost weight bcuz of a starve diet, but i'm gettin a lot of pimples on face! Is it bcuz of the little junkfood i consume? I kno its an unhealthy diet

I lost weight bcuz of a starve diet, but i'm gettin a lot of pimples on face! Is it bcuz of the little junkfood i consume? I kno its an unhealthy diet

Unlikely: Acne in adolescence is believed to form from increased testosterone levels causing more sebum (oil skin) production. This increases the amount of certain bacteria that live on your skin and can cause inflammation. The inflammation can cause increased skin cells to form. All these things result in a blockage and the formation of a pimple. Food should not effect these events. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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