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A small looking pimple of some sort on baby's face.

A small looking pimple of some sort on baby's face.

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

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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White pimple on babies bottom?

White pimple on babies bottom?

Diaper rash: A white pimple is benign. However, if there ar many and the skin becomes reddened, it might mean a yeast infection or just an irritation. If the pimples develop into blisters and open sores, a strep or staph infection may be possible. ...Read more

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Infant small pimple like cyst on nect. Pop it?

Infant small pimple like cyst on nect. Pop it?

Pop pimples?: It is better to not pop pimples any where or any time as this may increase the chances for infection. If it doesn't go away or becomes red and irritated see your pediatrician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My infant child has a pimple on her chin, but now her chin is extremely swollen. What should we do?

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

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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?

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?

Pimple: It might not be acne but may be some mucinous cyst of sorts, does not sound extremely worrisome. If enlarging, if angry or red looking, if fevers, then seek medical attention immediately ...Read more

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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?

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?

Avoid nursing: Till cured, please see your doctor for proper evaluation and probably antibiotics, avoid nursing your baby, use a pump if you can, and discard the milk till you get over this infection , good luck ...Read more

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My baby has a few groups of red pimple like bumps on face? What could it be?

My baby has a few groups of red pimple like bumps on face? What could it be?

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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What lotion is good for a baby's face that doesn't cause small bumps or pimples?

What lotion is good for a baby's face that doesn't cause small bumps or pimples?

Under the age of 6mo: we don't even recommend sunscreen as anything put on baby's skin can cause allergic reaction, acne etc. Baby's skin has natural moisturizer. If skin is really dry I would see dermatologist for treatment options and likely diagnosis. ...Read more

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7 week infant has baby acne and dry skin on face. What can I do to help? How long does thr acnd usually last?

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

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