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Doctor insights on: Milk Allergy Vs Baby Acne

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How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause

How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause

Rashes common: I'm assuming your baby is fairly new Rashes need to be seen for correct identification Most of the food sensitivities have intestinal symptoms as well such as gas, irritability. rashes in very young infants are common and you should see your doctor for a proper visual ID ...Read more

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Baby Acne (Definition)

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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Can a milk allergy cause acne?

Can a milk allergy cause acne?

Less likely: Depending on how old someone is, a true milk allergy can cause eczema-like rash, bloody diarrhea, hives, vomiting, difficulty breathing, facial swelling, cough, wheeze, abdominal pain, lip swelling, etc. Acne in young infants is due to leftover maternal hormones, and acne in preteens, teen, and young adults is due to puberty related changes in hormone levels and skin. Your doctor can see what's needed. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Do breast milk treat baby acne?

Do breast milk treat baby acne?

Baby acne: Breast milk does not treat baby acne. Baby acne usually clears up on its own around age 3 months, but if it is really red and inflamed, please visit your dermatologist for treatment. Heat rash and inflammation of hair follicles due to yeast (pityrosporum folliculitis) can look like acne. Infantile acne may leave scars. It is also a predictor of having inflamed acne in teen years. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Do most babies outgrow a milk allergy?

Do most babies outgrow a milk allergy?

It depends: Many babies outgrow a lactose intolerance, but some do not outgrow an allergy to milk proteins. If your baby is on a non-milk formula, your doctor may suggest a trial of a milk-based formula at some stage. Talk with your child's doctor. ...Read more

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Is a milk allergy in an infant a symptom of autism?

Is a milk allergy in an infant a symptom of autism?

No, it is not: A milk allergy can occur at any time. I developed it two years ago. This is a pure milk allergy without any difficulty with lactose intolerance. I have a daughter with the same condition and yet my autistic grandson does not have that symptoms at all. ...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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Can a 3 week old infant get baby acne on her head? All over her face also including eyelids. everyday it's getting worse. What can I do?

Can a 3 week old infant get baby acne on her head? All over her face also including eyelids. everyday it's getting worse. What can I do?

Baby acne: Baby acne is a common occurence. Wash her face with mild soap once a day. Do not try to pop the pimples or blackheads. The acne will disappear over several months. If the acne is becoming more widespread have her seen by her doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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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Baby may have cows milk allergy and doctor asked for urine sample which came back normal, what were they checking for?

No sure: The diagnosis of cow's milk allergy is usually suggested by the history of allergic symptoms after ingesting milk or eating dairy products. To confirm a milk allergy either skin tests by an allergist or blood tests for ige to milk can be obtained. There is no need for a urine test to assess for food allergies. ...Read more

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Baby had milk allergy she's 6, thought she was over it 2 years ago-reflux, eczema were gone.Now had hives 2x/week after having icecream. Is it back?

Food allergies: The thing about food allergies is that our "allergy profile" changes with age. Also ice cream has eggs in it too. Could it be, that she has developed new allergy- ie. Egg allergy? Consult an allergy specialist. ...Read more

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My child is 10 months old and has cow milk allergy. Can I try giving her some cheese?

My child is 10 months old and has cow milk allergy.  Can I try giving her some cheese?

Depends: Goat cheese would not have the risk associated with cow milk exposure.If you kid has a true milk allergy, and not just lactose intolerance, you should avoid any milk bearing product. Please clarify this with the kids doc. ...Read more

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How can I know if my baby has milk allergy? No vomiting no reflu only severe colic, she is 3 months now.

Rare but possible Dx: True milk allergy would produce 24/7 sx & could produces frothy pink stools with blood. Intolerance to a milk component may produce less intense sx. Use of a special hypoallergenic formula like ready to feed alumentum for 4-5 days would wash out the milk & calm baby if this were the issue.If baby is not noticeably better, other factors are involved. ...Read more

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My baby has been diagnosed with cow milk allergy, what quantity of nutramigen formula do I add to each ounce of water?

My baby has been diagnosed with cow milk allergy, what quantity of nutramigen formula do I add to each ounce of water?

Cow milk allergy: The instructions for making up formula for your baby is illustrated on the can. It's usually one measure for every 2 ounces of water. Nutramigen also comes ready-to-feed so that you do not have to go to the trouble of making the formula. ...Read more

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What types of cheese can I feed a child who has a milk allergy?

Avoid bovine: With true bovine (cow ) milk allergy, which is rare, you want to avoid any cow milk related products.(cheese or otherwise) feta cheese, made from goat milk is a reasonable product that is readily available. If your child has simple milk intolerance due to its lactose content (1/4 americans) many bovine cheeses have minimal amounts. Verify the difference-allergy vs intolerance, life might be easier. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Milk Allergy (Definition)

A condition in which the body has an abnormal response to milk and milk-containing products. Common symptoms include vomiting, hives, wheezing, digestive problems, and in very severe cases, the ...Read more