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My baby has red bumps all over face and body, they look like pimples. He is 8 weeks old. What could this be?

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Dr. Holly Maes
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In brief: Newborn acne

Newborns develop baby acne around 2 weeks of age and it peaks around 6 weeks, usually gone by 12.
If your baby is in this age group, it could be newborn acne. Your baby's pores are sensitive to changes in hormone levels(just like during the teen years) - so all those Estrogens they were exposed to during pregnancy are suddently gone - and boom - breakout!no treatment needed - be patient.

In brief: Newborn acne

Newborns develop baby acne around 2 weeks of age and it peaks around 6 weeks, usually gone by 12.
If your baby is in this age group, it could be newborn acne. Your baby's pores are sensitive to changes in hormone levels(just like during the teen years) - so all those Estrogens they were exposed to during pregnancy are suddently gone - and boom - breakout!no treatment needed - be patient.
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