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.
2-3 Weeks. Baby acne is a common, self-limited condition that does not require treatment, but can be lessened with the application of a weak steroid cream. Acne that persists past 1 month old is probably not acne and should be reexamined by your pediatrician.
7 week infant has baby acne and dry skin on face. What can I do to help? How long does thr acnd usually last?
Patience. Baby acne is a common and temporary problem.It usually appears by age 2 weeks and disappears by 3 months. Keeping the skin clean is the major plan. If it persists after 3 months and or intensifies, some normal ace treatments can be beneficial, but the doc should look into unusual hormonal issues as a cause at that point. Read more...
Can baby acne appear in places other than the babies face? My son's ped diagnosis him w/baby acne. But it has spread to his arms and shoulders.
Baby Acne. Baby acne, also called infant or infantile acne, looks like a rough, red rash. It's most common on the infant's cheeks and nose, although it can appear anywhere on the face and back. Comedones and papules will be present, and possibly some small pustules. Baby acne may come and go, and tends to look worse when the baby is fussy or crying. Yes, it can also appear on arms or legs. Read more...