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Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.

Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant  Tylenol every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.

Prob not necessary: Usually the parents have more discomfort than baby. Fewer drugs are better than more drugs. Cold teething rings are safe to use without relying on Tylenol ...Read more

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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads are mildly reddened, raised skin ...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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Are the bumps on my baby’s face and neck acne?

Are the bumps on my baby’s face and neck acne?

No: Newborns have several types of normal rashes. Erythema toxicum is a rash that looks like flea bites and moves around the body. Nothing needs to be done. Little white milk bumps or milia are like whiteheads and fade with time as you wash the skin.. Baby acne looks like little pimples and can be on the face and chest. A warm washcloth to clean is all that is needed. It improves with time. ...Read more

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What is the whitehead like on my babys face and how can I get rid of it?

What is the whitehead like on my babys face and how can I get rid of it?

Probably milium: These are likely milia. They are very common in newborns and caused by sebum (sweat lubricant) buildup in the hair follicles. They usually disappear on their own over a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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9 m.O baby gets 3rd pimple on the face about 0, 5 CM in diameter. They get dry brown cover next day. 1 gets healed, but another pops up. Is it serious?

9 m.O baby gets 3rd pimple on the face about 0, 5 CM in diameter. They get dry brown cover next day. 1 gets healed, but another pops up. Is it serious?

See your doctor: There could be a number of causes , some of which could be an infection so have a doctor examine the "pimple" and see what it is. ...Read more

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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

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Does applying baby powder to your face to prevent oily shine cause any acne problems?

Does applying baby powder to your face to prevent oily shine cause any acne problems?

Not your best option: There are better otc and prescription products to help prevent oily shine. Mineral powder sunscreens and make up products are a great way to mattify and protect your skin without clogging you pores and predisposing you to acne. ...Read more

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Acne problem,use mild baby powder after washing face and hope it hels me from acn is it good or bad?

Acne problem,use mild baby powder after washing face and hope it hels me from acn is it good or bad?

Acne and skin care: Prevention is the best course, by using gentle facial cleansers and hyopallergenic moisturizers once or twice a day. Benzoyl peroxide can help as well. The presence of talc and fragrance in the baby powder may make acne worse. ...Read more

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Are baby wipes good to wash your face with when you have acne breakouts?

Are baby wipes good to wash your face with when you have acne breakouts?

No: Baby wipes should not be used on one's face. They contain some allergens and would be irritating on the face. Acne does not go away with washing one's face. I would recommend a cleanser like cetaphil cleanser for acne. ...Read more