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Is baby acne normal?
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Baby Acne
Yes it is normal, it is thought to be hormone related.
Putting creams or lotions on it will not help. Reassure that it will go away.

In brief: Baby Acne
Yes it is normal, it is thought to be hormone related.
Putting creams or lotions on it will not help. Reassure that it will go away.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes - baby acne is common and normal.
It is only a cosmetic issue and not truly a medical problem.

In brief: Yes
Yes - baby acne is common and normal.
It is only a cosmetic issue and not truly a medical problem.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Baby acne is felt to be triggered by babies high level of maternal hormone levels that sustained the pregnancy & prepaired for breast feeding.
Clamping the cord cuts off new hormone input, but leaving the wet spa of pregnancy puts baby in contact with skin irritants and germs. The process accelerates for a while before peaking & the intensity varies. Eventually the hormones & acne are gone.

In brief: Yes
Baby acne is felt to be triggered by babies high level of maternal hormone levels that sustained the pregnancy & prepaired for breast feeding.
Clamping the cord cuts off new hormone input, but leaving the wet spa of pregnancy puts baby in contact with skin irritants and germs. The process accelerates for a while before peaking & the intensity varies. Eventually the hormones & acne are gone.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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