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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. 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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My newborn has a rash that looks like little pimples or freckles; will it go away?

My newborn has a rash that looks like little pimples or freckles; will it go away?

Yes: As long as your baby is healthy (no fever, feeding well, and you do not have a history of any significant infections during your pregnancy), it is likely this is a benign newborn rash. The most common after birth are (1) erythema toxicum- minor rash that looks like flea bites and fades in the fist 1-2 weeks after birth, and (2) baby acne- appears around a month, resolves spontaneously. ...Read more

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Newborn has red pimple like dots all over his tummy.

Newborn has red pimple like dots all over his tummy.

Newborn rashes: Newborns have a variety of skin issues.Most have a bump on a flat red bloch rash that peaks @ 4 days & fades in a week or so. (called erythema toxicum) many have dry skin that flakes a lot.Withdrawal from maternal hormones produces a pimply outbreak that starts after a week or so increases over weeks & fades after 4-5 mo. ...Read more

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I'm using lotromin on my newborns neck creases to treat yeast infection. Is it supposed to look worse? He has pimple like rash and looks like spreadin

I'm using lotromin on my newborns neck creases to treat yeast infection. Is it supposed to look worse? He has pimple like rash and looks like spreadin

Maybe not fungus: Newborns have a lot of adjusting to do to extra uterine life. One of them is skin adaptation. Are you doing this treatment on your own or under a pediatrician's advice? Neck crease rashes are usually seborrhea, not a fungus. Check with your pediatrician for proper attention to her skin. ...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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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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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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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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