How can i fix my babys Acne ?

Sarah - posted on 03/10/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My daughter is a month old and has had this acne since she came home from the hospital. It has gotten worse and worse and now is on the top of her back and chest and neck as well as her whole face and ears :( ... As of about a week ago it is getting way worse and getting all yellow and crusty on her face and ears.... My pedi keeps telling me it will go away and to leave it alone but my daughter is scratching at it now so it must be irritating her. What can I do to help her besides putting mittens on her.... ?

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LeKresia - posted on 03/12/2012

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Use Eucerin. Apply it with a cottom ball. The dryer that the skin gets the more irritated it becomes. They also have cortizone creams to help. Request for 1%. Don't wash your baby's with soap or put scented lotions on it. Keep it moisturized and you should see some improvement.

Kim - posted on 03/22/2012

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When my daughter had cradle cap I used baby oil on her several times a day and just left it on. It seemed to help a ton but she didn't have it bad so it may not work for you. Could it possibly be heat rash? My daughter had it over her neck, chest, back and face. I don't think it was yellow and crusty though. Can't totally remember. I was always lotioning her since it looked dry and then my mom gave me the idea to use baby powder and it worked awesome. I just put some in my hand and rubbed it on her. It helped keep her dry I guess. Hopefully that will help you but if it's not gone soon I would definately get a second opinion.

Jessica - posted on 03/20/2012

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I breast fed my babies and they got the acne and it was caused by my diet of sugar foods an drinks the yellow crusty stuff sounds like cradle cap which my daughter got all over her head an ears an eyebrows my baby son has it in his eyebrows right now it will go in the end, if your baby is bottle fed then the formula you are using may have to much sugar in it!

Megan - posted on 03/13/2012

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It sounds like it may be eczema. I breast fed my boys hoping that it would reduce their risk of it but recently they have found the breast fed babies can have greater occurances of it. We use aveeno wash for them. No scents. If you know of anyone who sells Arbonne, their baby lotion is the only one that works for my oldest. After a year and about $5000 in Rx creams and derm visits, my husbands aunt bought this for us and it is a miracle cream! His cousin swears by all of their baby products. I have only used the lotion though. My oldest was two weeks old when it showed up full force and he would scream and scream .He got a terrible patch on his face and it became infected with impetigo which gets crusty and yellow. If this is the case, she will need an antibiotic. I hope this helps your litte angel!

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Bernadette - posted on 03/25/2012

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if you're using baby oil and that's not helping, it could be that she is also sensitive to it? It's apparently very common and a doctor once told my mum to stop using it on my sister who had exzema. It made her much worse. There is something in it which can actually be an irritant. I was using it on my son for a while too, while he had cradle cap and also dry scaly patches on his body. It didn't seem to be helping much with the bit I was putting in the bath, so one day I used heaps of it and later noticed he had bit angry-looking red scaly patches all over him. It looked awful. It was only after that that I found out about the baby oil. My mum told me that the doctor had recommended using olive oil instead so I got some of that and it made a huge difference. You can get it from the chemist or a health food shop (it's not the cooking variety, there is also stuff you can get for use on skin). Baby oil is a mineral oil, whereas olive oil isn't so is much less likely to irritate the skin. Just use it the same way you would baby oil - a bit in the bath, or rub a bit on afterwards and through the hair.

Sarah - posted on 03/22/2012

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she is bottle fed but only with breastmilk ... ur dead on with the cradle cap shes got it soooo bad behind her ears, in her ears, her eyebrows the top of her back and her whole head...shes got tonsssss of hair and it must really be itchy cause she wont leave it alone her hands are always in her hair.... sometimes she takes a big hunk of it and just pulls and then screams sooooo loud i feel bad but idk what else to do for her other than the cradle cap treatment stuff.

Elizabeth - posted on 03/15/2012

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There are bath remedies that can help. My oldest was like that for a little bit, just not as bad. I gave him baths with baby aveno and used baby lotion on him that was free of colors and fragrance. You may also want to try to use milder soaps for her laundry and things of that nature just incase it is a reaction. They make soaps just for baby items. You can also ask your pharmasist. The should be able to help you find something safe that will help. Mine has helped with many different run of the mill ailments that we muat face with little ones.

Sarah - posted on 03/14/2012

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I actually used to sell arbonne i completly forgot about the baby line... and we use the aveeno bath and shampoo and lotion and ive been using the eucerin calming creme on her face after i wash it with just water and dry it ... it seems to be getting just slightly better on her face but now its moved to her neck, chest, ears, backs of her ears and the back of her neck and top of her back ... im getting so frusterated with it and she sweats alot and im trying not to put such warm stuff on her and cover her at night but then she gets cold ... its like a vicious circle of yucky :( i feel bad for her

Bernadette - posted on 03/13/2012

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most babies get milk pimples, and these just go away on their own over time. What you've described doesn't sound like this though. On the day I was due to go home from hospital with my son and they were giving him his check-up prior to releasing him, one of the nurses found a pus filled lump on his chest. It was quite big, looked like a very large pimple. They decided to have the doctor check it out before they let us go, and he told us it was fine but he took a swab of it anyway. Said he was coming back to give us some cream, but never came back and one of the nurses told us he said we could just go. So we left, and saw him sitting downstairs at the hospital cafe having his lunch. Nice of him to get back to us! Anyway, we had just got home and the phone was ringing as we came through the door. It was the nurse, telling us that the doctor had eventually come back (after not telling anyone he was just taking his lunch break in the middle of all this) and asked where we were and said that he had a prescription for us for an anti-biotic cream because it was a school sore, which are very contagious. Anyway, over the next few days he got more and more of them because the pus itself is what spreads them, so each time one burst it would spread and cause more. He ended up with heaps of them, all under his arms, around the creases in his neck and groin and on his tummy. We took him to the GP, who said that since the anti-biotic cream wasn't working he would put him on an oral anti-biotic instead. It was completely gone within a couple of days of starting the oral doses. So anyway, I'd get it checked out by someone else if you're concerned because the milk pimples generally don't get that yellow and crusty - they are usually just little raised white lumps. Insist that they take a swab, because it sounds like more than typical baby pimples.

Sarah - posted on 03/12/2012

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she is stricly breastfed and i already cut out all dairy from my diet cause she was having stomach issues, and we have a dog but the dog is never around her. Her Pedi just keeps saying it will go away but its really starting to bother me.... and her.

Kelina - posted on 03/11/2012

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is she formula fed or breastfed? baby acne is normal, but this sounds a bit severe. If she's formula fed you might try switching to a soy based to see if that helps. Or breastfed try cuttting milk out of your diet. If you have pets in the home, try to keep it as clean as possible and see if that helps.

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It might not be acne. My daughter had pretty bad baby acne, but it didn't have any discharge. They were just tiny red bumps all over.



What your daughter has sounds more like a rash than baby acne (although it could be both). I would try to get a second opinion, especially since it seems to bother her.

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