My Baby Has A Heat Rash
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Elena - posted on 08/18/2009
IS Heat rach same thing as baby acne???
Read on about baby acne.
What is acne...
The bumps of baby acne are quickly fleeting evidence of the connection between a mother’s body and her baby’s. During the final moments of pregnancy, her hormones cross the placenta into her child. Among other things (such as maturing the lungs), this stimulates the oil glands on the skin, eventually giving rise to the baby acne.
Who gets it?
Baby acne is a common newborn condition. It can be present at birth, but typically appears at 3 to 4 weeks of age.
How long does it last?
This condition tends to come and go until the baby is between 4 and 6 months old
How is it treated?
Usually, no treatment is necessary. It can help to gently cleanse the face once a day with water, and perhaps mild baby soap. Oils and lotions do not help, and may aggravate the condition. If the acne is severe or lasts beyond 6 months, your pediatrician may prescribe a mild medicine to help.
Ellie - posted on 08/16/2009
If you are breast feeding it may be due to the close contact with your skin, apparently rubbing some drops of breast milk onto the rash and letting it air dry can help. Otherwise it should settle down in time :0)