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Calmoseptine ointment for new born acne?

Calmoseptine ointment for new born acne?

Not needed: Newborn acne needs no treatment; any ointments/cleansers can potentially irritate the skin. The acne will go away on its own. ...Read more

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 got acne now, a few months after I stopped nursing my new born baby.?

I have got acne now, a few months after I stopped nursing my new born baby.?

ACNE AFTER NURSING: There is a possibility that the prenatal vitamins you are probably still taking might be responsible. The other reason is that your hormones haven't adjusted yet. Be patient. ...Read more

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What does it mean if it looks like my newborn has acne?

What does it mean if it looks like my newborn has acne?

It is Normal!: Newborn acne is a common occurrence in babies starting around two to three weeks of age and usually easing up around six weeks of age. Babies develop a pustular acne over their head and face which can even extend down to their shoulders and upper back. It is really a normal variant caused by shifting hormones after delivery. It is not associated with teenage acne, and needs no treatment! ...Read more

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Treatment for neonatal acne?

Treatment for neonatal acne?

Patience: Babies sit in the equivalent of moisturizers and cold cream prior to delivery, cancelling the effect of pregnancy/maternal hormones and air drying on the skin. Within a few weeks, neonatal acne will emerge on most infants and continue to some extent for weeks until it disappears by 4-6 months of age. No treatment beyond keeping the skin clean is justified by this transient process. ...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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Can I have some tips needed on newborn acne please?

Can I have some tips needed on newborn acne please?

Patience: 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 weeks of birth they break out for many weeks before the hormone levels begin to drop ; the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean ; avoiding irritating soaps helps. Occasional use of a 1/2% hc once daily can calm some lesions. ...Read more

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How are newborn acne and an allergic reaction different?

How are newborn acne and an allergic reaction different?

Doctor can evaluate: Baby rashes are pretty common, but hard to describe in words. Babies commonly get erythema toxicum spots after birth, which can resemble acne (but they don't open up nor ooze). Later, they can get baby acne, which resembles teen acne, but baby acne spots generally don't break open. A pediatrician or dermatologist can look at the rash to help decide what it is. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between newborn acne and an allergic eczema reaction?

How can I tell the difference between newborn acne and an allergic eczema reaction?

Pustules: Newborn acne causes pustules or pimples on the skin. Eczema causes a red, itchy rash, pustules do not occur unless the eczema is infected. ...Read more

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Why my 20days newborn have pimples from last two days ?

Why my 20days newborn have pimples from last two days ?

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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Dr. Al Hegab
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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


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