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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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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


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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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My daughter has skin colored bumps on her back. Is this normal?

My daughter has skin colored bumps on her back. Is this normal?

Not normal: While bumpy lesions on the back are definitely not "normal" they may or may not represent something serious. In order to tell if this is something to worry about your pediatrician will need to take a look. ...Read more

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My baby has acne and now his face is left with little pimples and dry skin does that mean his acne is gone?

My baby has acne and now his face is left with little pimples and dry skin does that mean his acne is gone?

Baby acne: Baby acne can start around 6 weeks of age and last until 3 months of age. It will often come and go in phases, much like adolescent acne. Make sure you are using sensitive skin (fragrance free, dye free) soaps and lotions to this sensitive area. Call your doctor if things are getting worse. ...Read more

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My 17 month old has peeling skin on his feet, is this okay?

My 17 month old has peeling skin on his feet, is this okay?

No problem: Peeling feet may be the result of sweating, or wearing gym or rubber shoes. ...Read more

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My 6 week old newborn has a rash on her face, head, and back, could it be eczema?

My 6 week old newborn has a rash on her face, head, and back, could it be eczema?

Could be: If the rash is dry and scaly and itchy (any scratch mark?), it is more likely. Have your baby checked by primary care doctor. ...Read more

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My daughters boyfriend has a terrible rash on his nipples it is literally just on his nipples and looks infected and is itchy.

My daughters boyfriend has a terrible rash on his nipples it is literally just on his nipples and looks infected and is itchy.

See doctor: He may just have an irritation of his nipples if he is a runner.However without seeing the rash one cannot be sure and he should see a dermatologist or general physician. ...Read more

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What is the red bumpy rash on my 2month old babys face be?

What is the red bumpy rash on my 2month old babys face be?

Baby acne: Babies often get a transient "baby acne" that is not present at birth (bathed in the waters of the womb) but comes out at a few weeks & lasts a few months. It is thought to result from maternal hormone effect which gradually declines as the baby ages.It will generally disappear without specific treatment. ...Read more

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My daughter is 10 but she has breast, she has hair on her private and she has pimples in her face is it normal?

My daughter is 10 but she has breast, she has hair on her private and she has pimples in her face is it normal?

Can be: Thelarche ( breast buds) are the first visible sign of female puberty and may emerge in normal girls after age 8 as can genital hair. First menses will generally occur within 2-3 yrs after breast buds. ...Read more

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Hi, my daughter (who is 11) has small skin-coloured bumps on her areola, is it normal that there are bumps on her areola?

Hi, my daughter (who is 11) has small skin-coloured bumps on her areola, is it normal that there are bumps on her areola?

Areaola Glands: Glands of Montgomery are present on the areola, and become more prominent during puberty. These are perfectly normal structures, and should not be of health concern. ...Read more

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My baby has a rash on his face. I think it might be eczema because his face is dry. Can i put vaseline on his face?

My baby has a rash on his face. I think it might be eczema because his face is dry. Can i put vaseline on his face?

Go to a doctor: Baby's skin is very delicate and it is not good to treat it with things that are fine for older children and adults. A facial rash may not be serious, but it may be part of an allergic reaction or something else requiring a prescription. Make an appointment or visit an urgent care clinic to avoid problems. Vaseline does not sound good, but ask a druggist for a baby product that won't hurt. ...Read more

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My daughter, 20, has acne and blemish all over her body, specially on her back and face.She has oily skin too.What is the possible treatment for it?

My daughter, 20, has acne and blemish all over her body, specially on her back and face.She has oily skin too.What is the possible treatment for it?

Several: First, wash with soap and water. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid creams can help. Sometimes topical or oral antibiotics are used. Some people find moderate sun exposure to be helpful as long as they are not on a medicine that makes them overly sensitive to the sun. In severe cases, sometimes, Azelaic Acid or oral retinoids are used. Daily exercise with copious sweating followed by shower helps. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 months old and has reddish rashes on her cheeks, elbows, and knees. Is it just eczema?

My baby is 3 months old and has reddish rashes on her cheeks, elbows, and knees.  Is it just eczema?

Probably, but: I would not blow it off. Many infants are allergic to a food that is causing the rash. Getting an allergy evaluation to determine if a food is related to the rash may help to dramatically improve the rash once the food culprit is eliminated from the diet. ...Read more

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My daughter has red bumps all over her except her nose today i noticed three more on her chest, is this baby acne, eczema or heat rash?

My daughter has red bumps all over her except her nose today i noticed three more on her chest, is this baby acne, eczema or heat rash?

Red bumps: Not knowing your child's age i would rule out baby acne. Eczema doesn' t usually cause bumps. She might heat rash but could also have the hives.. For heat rash cut down on room temperature and/ or clothes child is wearing. For hives you can try benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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My wife has bumps on her head under the skin what is it?

My wife has bumps on her head under the skin what is it?

Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, infection, cysts, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My son has an itchy rash on his face and body. What is it?

My son has an itchy rash on his face and body. What is it?

Rash: It may have different causes, uou need to have him checked by his doctor. ...Read more

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My baby has lil bumps on her face what can I use for her face?

My baby has lil bumps on her face what can I use for her face?

Bumps: You baby may have milia which is harmless benign rash that young babys get. The best treatment is to do nothing at all because they will disappear on their own in a few weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...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