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My Baby Has Pimples On Her Face
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
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
My almost 3 month old has what looks like a pimple on his forehead, a whitehead. Should this concern me or do babies sometimes get little pimples just like everyone else?
Hi im 24 y.o i have 2 babies i was diagnosed with bacterial infection on my nipple and now it goes back with red pimple swell and lumpy?
Newborn acne: Many newborns show this rash at this age. Do not fret as these pimples ultimately disappear. There's no need for medication unless the rash looks severe at which point your pediatrician may prescribe a Hydrocortisone cream. This is rarely the case. Though painful to see, baby is not affected nor harmed at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Milia?: I don't know what the lesion is on the baby's face. Milia can occur. I would discuss it with her pediatrician if not resolving. ...Read more
9 m.O baby gets 3rd pimple on the face about 0, 5 CM in diameter. They get dry brown cover next day. 1 gets healed, but another pops up. Is it serious?
Baby acne, contact: Without knowing more about the age of your baby and exactly how the rash looks, is difficult to say for sure. If baby under 3 months old, is likely it is "baby acne", a normal newborn condition where the changes in hormone levels in the newborn cause the glands to secrete and cause pimples. If more a rough/red sensitive rash, could be soaps or irritants baby's cheeks are coming into contact with. ...Read more
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