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My 1 Month old boy has pimple like rash on his face and head, what should I do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Patience

The baby acne is a common event that reflects hormones transferred during the pregnancy.
While the baby is floating in moisture, the skin is will not respond, but within weeks of birth they break out for many weeks before the hormone levels begin to drop ; the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean ; avoiding irritating soaps helps. Occasional use of a 1/2% hc once daily can calm some lesions.

In brief: Patience

The baby acne is a common event that reflects hormones transferred during the pregnancy.
While the baby is floating in moisture, the skin is will not respond, but within weeks of birth they break out for many weeks before the hormone levels begin to drop ; the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean ; avoiding irritating soaps helps. Occasional use of a 1/2% hc once daily can calm some lesions.
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