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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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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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I have some itchy bumps on my face. Is this acne?

I have some itchy bumps on my face. Is this acne?

Probably not: Acne is more likely to be sore or tender than itchy. Itchy bumps could represent eczema or some other condition. ...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, dry skin, large face bump?

Acne, dry skin, large face bump?

Deep acne, dry skin: This is likely deep seated inflammation (cystic acne) that can be painful. Continue with gentle cleansing and your treatment care regimen. You may need to see a dermatologist for injection of an anti-inflammatory to calm swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Does steaming your face make acne bump on side of nose smaller?

Does steaming your face make acne bump on side of nose smaller?

Not necessarily: The best way to make an acne bump smaller is to treat it with something to reduce inflammation and help it heal. Another option is to receive a facial with extractions. Steaming alone is not beneficial by itself. If you breakout regularly, you should probably see your physician or skin specialist for defined treatment regimen. ...Read more

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I have the same bump on my buttocks and face, could it just be acne?

I have the same bump on my buttocks and face, could it just be acne?

Yes it's possible: Follow up with ur pcp. Take care! http://www.Greenmedinfo.Com/blog/11-herbs-used-traditional-acne-remedies. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to get rid of bumps or acne on the face ?

What are some home remedies to get rid of bumps or acne on the face ?

Acne: I recommend st ives facial scrub to patients along with a mild non drying facial soap. The facial scrub deals with the blocked pores and will help smooth the skin (avoid using it like sandpaper). Topical benzyl peroxide works well but can be very drying. Good face makeup ie clinique tend to cause less problems as well. ...Read more

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Clear puss filled bumps on face, not sure if it's acne, need some advice?

Clear puss filled bumps on face, not sure if it's acne, need some advice?

Here's what to do: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated for two weeks on the assumption it's acne. If you're not clear, get with your physician. ...Read more

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How can I cover my acne? It's all over my face. Mostly blackheads and bumps. :(

How can I cover my acne? It's all over my face. Mostly blackheads and bumps. :(

Manage it: WIth this type of acne, topical retinoic acid is your best friend. It's not pleasant, but it will help. Your personal physician may have something to add. It's not your fault, it's not related to lifestyle or hygiene, but you are an adult and it's your right and duty to take care of it . Best wishes. ...Read more

Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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