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Really Bad Baby Acne
My 4 week old son has baby acne really bad some days worse then others. Anything i can do to clear it up or what should I do? Please help
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
Hi. My baby is now 3 months old. When she was 3 weeks, she had bad baby acne so her doctor prescribe Fucidin Cream 2%. I was told to apply to her face twice a day for 7 days. On the third day, her skin look even worse like it was burned so she then she wa
My LOs pedi told me to put hydrocortisone 1% on her baby acne. I'm concerned it could have bad side effects. Is there anything better and less harmful?
Yes: Most of time it will pass on its own. Use tincture of time and it almost always works. 1% HC is usually quite harmless but try moisturizers first alone. ...Read more
1-3 months old: In my experience, all but the most mild cases of infant acne peak in the second month of life and then fade gradually over the following few weeks. I tell parents that it will probably get worse before it gets better. Happily, in some cases, both they and i are pleasantly suprised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maternal Hormones: Baby acne is the result of maternal hormones passed onto your baby during pregnancy. These hormones stimulate the oil glands and cause those red, sometimes white bumps on your baby's cheeks and forehead. Baby acne typically makes its appearance at 3-4 weeks of age. It is very common and unfortunately, cannot be prevented. Take heart though, it will resolve on its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
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