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Are the bumps on my baby’s face and neck acne?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Newborns have several types of normal rashes.
Erythema toxicum is a rash that looks like flea bites and moves around the body. Nothing needs to be done. Little white milk bumps or milia are like whiteheads and fade with time as you wash the skin.. Baby acne looks like little pimples and can be on the face and chest. A warm washcloth to clean is all that is needed. It improves with time.

In brief: No

Newborns have several types of normal rashes.
Erythema toxicum is a rash that looks like flea bites and moves around the body. Nothing needs to be done. Little white milk bumps or milia are like whiteheads and fade with time as you wash the skin.. Baby acne looks like little pimples and can be on the face and chest. A warm washcloth to clean is all that is needed. It improves with time.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Stephen Hefler
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

In the newborn, because of the hormones during fetal life and if a mom is nursing, the infant will have "infantile acne" which looks just like a teenager with zits.

In brief: Yes

In the newborn, because of the hormones during fetal life and if a mom is nursing, the infant will have "infantile acne" which looks just like a teenager with zits.
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Dr. Stephen Hefler
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