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New Born Baby Acne
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
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
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 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.
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No treatment necc.: Usually, "baby acne" (which isn't actually acne) will go away on it's own, but in more-severe cases, treatment can be very effective. Visit your pediatrician to determine if it is what's commonly called "acne" and discuss if any treatments are needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: It can be hard to look at your adorable baby with red bumps scattered across his cheeks and not want to "do" something about it. The good news is, it will go away on its own, usually by 4-6 months old. Do not apply any oils or lotions to your baby's face as this could aggravate his baby acne. Take heart, this will resolve without leaving a trace. Enjoy your precious baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None, if baby acne: Baby acne usually occurs in the first month or so, and goes away on its own (it doesn't bother the baby). Around the time the baby acne fades away, he may start getting cradle cap (oily, flaky rash with reddened skin underneath) on the scalp and the face (called seborrhea on the face). Baby eczema (cracked, rough, and/or oozing skin) can begin too. Cradle cap, seborrhea, & eczema have treatments ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different conditions: Baby acne results from mother's hormones circulating in her baby;s body, while eczema is a form of immune hypersensitivity characterized by red, dry flaking patches. Baby acne resolves on it's own, while eczema requires careful skin care with hypoallergenic fragrance free washes, moisturizers and laundry detergents +/- topical steroids. ...Read more