Baby Acne

Cyndee - posted on 04/11/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My almost 1 month old has baby acne and it dose'nt seen to be going away.. it seems like she keeps getting more everyday.. Is there anything I can do about that. Any feedback will be great.. Thank you for your time...

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Sarah - posted on 04/12/2009

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My baby had baby acne for a week or so when he was about 5 weeks old. Then it started spreading around his face only it stopped looking like little white heads and started looking more and more like little red bumps. I assumed it was the acne and did what everyone suggested, washed his face with only warm water every day and made sure no lotions or soaps got on it. It kept getting worse. Just this past friday, it had gotten really bad in  a couple of days. His whole face had small red bumps on it and it was really really dry. my husband took him to the doctors while i was at work on friday and the doctor said it wasn't baby acne it was a heat rash. she said he has sensative skin. she said to continue to wash his face with only warm water and prescriped a steriod creme to apply once a day. its only been 2 days and his face looks 100 times better already. I guess really im just saying that if it doesn't seem to get better it could be something else and you might want to ask the doctor

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First I too would recommend having your pediatrician take a look to R/O other conditions. Otherwise baby acne is caused by hormones leaving his system from when he was in utero. This should not linger. My daughter had baby acne and I think it started around 2 weeks or so and lasted about a week or two. I would just wash her face with the johnsons and johnsons soap (gently) twice per day to keep it clean so as not to get a secondary infection but not overly wash so you don't irritate and dry out his skin. It will most likely have to clear up on its own if it truley is baby acne.

Donna - posted on 04/12/2009

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my son got alot off milk pimples it may or may not be that but they look exactly like pimples witht the white head they were no problem but they do go away.. hope you got your answers at the docs..

Cyndee - posted on 04/11/2009

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I JUST FIGURED THAT IT WAS BABY ACNE BECAUSE THATS WHAT EVERYONE KEPT SAYING. THE THOUGHT OF ECZEMA NEVER CROSSED MY MIND, BUT I HAVE A DOCTORS VISIT ON TUESDAY SO I WILL BE SURE TO ASK... THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY THAT WAS VERY HELPFUL..

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So its been diagnosed by a doctor as baby acne? I only ask because my son has eczema on his face that looked a lot like baby acne but responded to eczema treatment.

I guess you know to keep moisturisers off of it?

There's not much that you can do for baby acne, its the hormones working through and should go away in a couple of months.

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