Rash on face.

Alisha - posted on 11/15/2008 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My 6 week old little girl has rash on her face only. It doesn't look as though it bothers her, but it looks bad. Could this be from something I'm eating or is it just from hormones? My face isn't all broken out and there really haven't been any changes in my diet, so I can't figure out why she is all broken out all over her head. I really don't want to stop nursing, but I'm afraid this might be the only way to get her face cleared up.

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Don't stop nursing! If it looks like little pimples, it is a normal rash (called milia or sometimes newborn rash) that most babies get around 6 weeks. It's not pretty, we don't have a lot of 6 week pictures of my first son because of it, but it goes away on its own. With my son it took about 2 weeks, but it can take up to 4 weeks for the oil glands to open up enough to clear it all out.

Shae - posted on 11/15/2008

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Like said above, it could either be the "baby pimples", or it could be eczema. My son had a rash from eczema when he was 4-6 weeks old, and we finally tried Aquaphor, and that cleared it up within a day! My little girl also got this on her face, and we also use aquaphor....hers took a few days to clear up, but probably because we used it once we first noticed it, instead of a few weeks after noticing it with my son. Good luck!



Definitely don't stop breastfeeding...if worse comes to worse, try taking one thing out of your diet at a time that you think might be causing it, and then you can use process of elimination in that regard.

Cristan - posted on 11/15/2008

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My baby, too, had this 6 week old rash. It cleared up eventually (maybe 4 weeks all together). Dr. Sears writes about it in his Baby Book if you're interested. He says it's normal and you're right, it's related to the hormones in your body.

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Nadia - posted on 06/05/2013

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nadia hi my son is 7 since three days he was little lazy to day he got little rash on his face like little heat rash i m worried about it he been fine

Kayleigh - posted on 01/20/2009

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My son also got baby acne a couple of weeks after he was born. I thought it might have been a allergy to something i was eating. I stressed out about what it could be for the longest time, I am also a first time mum. I eventually used this cream called Cetaphil, its a barrier cream. It cleared it right up within a couple of days. Goodluck

Heidi - posted on 11/15/2008

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My pediatrician said that if it looks like little fried eggs, it's newborn rash, or baby acne and will go away on its own. Has nothing to do with your milk...just baby's skin getting use to air.

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It's probably baby acne. My son had it too. He's almost nine months old now & only has the occasional little spot. I was told not to worry about it, it will go away on its own. I was also told not to wash his face with soap or try to overclean it, just wash with plain water once or twice a day. My son doesn't have any scars or any marks left over so it must have worked.

Jill - posted on 11/15/2008

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I agree it could also just be a newborn rash. Nursing is by far the best thing for the baby!

Alisha - posted on 11/15/2008

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Okay good! Thanks! I don't remember it from my first baby, but maybe that's because I'm forgetful!! HaHa! Thanks again.

Jill - posted on 11/15/2008

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Are you exclusively breasfeeding? Maybe it is an allergy to something you are eating. You could keep track of what you are eating and see if there is anything that may not agree with her. Also, don't eat peanuts! It could also be related to the laundry detergent that may be too harsh for her skin. I have a lotion that helps with rashes and my friend's baby had eczema all over her face, it cleared up after she agreed to try this lotion. If you are interested in more information please write me on FB or fill out the form on my site http://www.GetwithitGoGreen.com . Regards, Jill

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