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My newborn has bumps on her face. Is this acne?

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Dr. Cecily Kelly
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cecily Kelly
Dr. Cecily Kelly
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Dr. Theodore Caspe
Family Medicine

In brief: No

They are called milia.
Some call them baby pimples but this is a misnomer since they are not true pimples, they are not caused by a bacterial.. They are usually small skin cysts or tiny fluid filled bumps.

In brief: No

They are called milia.
Some call them baby pimples but this is a misnomer since they are not true pimples, they are not caused by a bacterial.. They are usually small skin cysts or tiny fluid filled bumps.
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Dr. Rebecca Tennant
Family Medicine

In brief: Possibly.

The good news is that most neonatal acne resolves spontaneously.

In brief: Possibly.

The good news is that most neonatal acne resolves spontaneously.
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Dr. Jessica Davis
Family Medicine

In brief: Possibly

It could also be milia - tiny white bumps on newborn skin.
Acne tends to develop a few weeks after birth, while milia are often present at birth. Milia are thought to be due to premature or blocked sebaceous (oil) glands. There is no need for treatment, they will disappear naturally.

In brief: Possibly

It could also be milia - tiny white bumps on newborn skin.
Acne tends to develop a few weeks after birth, while milia are often present at birth. Milia are thought to be due to premature or blocked sebaceous (oil) glands. There is no need for treatment, they will disappear naturally.
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