Baby Acne...need some info please!!

Annette - posted on 05/02/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My baby girl is almost 3 weeks old and is experiencing her first bout of acne (poor thing!) It's really bad on her forehead and around her eyebrows. I'm just wondering if this has happened to lot of other babies out there and how long I can expect this to last. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Dayna - posted on 05/05/2009

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Totally normal! That is exactly when my son's acne appeared and it was clear by 6 weeks. My Dr. said most babies clear up by 8 weeks. Rinsing it with water each morning will help with some of the redness. My Dr. also suggested using Cetaphil Cleanser but I would definitely check with your own Dr. before using any product on your baby. Hang in there it will be gone soon and her skin will be smoother than when she was born!

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Sara - posted on 05/05/2009

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This happens due to hormones, there's nothing you can do about it. It's worst between 4 and 8 weeks is what I have read. My daughter had it too, and it went away so don't worry about it! Hope that helps!

Cyndee - posted on 05/02/2009

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The same happened to my little girl.. SHe is now 7 weeks old and she still has it on her forehead and a little on her cheeks.. not to worry it will go away..

Michelle - posted on 05/02/2009

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Hey Annette! Baby acne is totally normal. Like Rachel said it's mainly from the hormonal changes that a baby goes through after birth. I was a postpartum nurse for a long time and we would tell our mothers that first its normal, second to leave it alone (it will go away by itself and if you pick at it, it will get worse or even infected) and third that it usually is completely gone by six months. Hope that helps.

Rachel - posted on 05/02/2009

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baby acne is normal, it's the hormones the baby receives from their mother at the end of pregnancy as a cause of baby acne. My son is 2 months and his skin is finally cleared up. It's last a few weeks.

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