Baby Acne

Shannon - posted on 01/31/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 3 1/2 week old has acne...i'm not sure what to use on him....his sis never had it...we use Dreft for babies-for his clothes, and i use hypo allergenic body wash on him and his sis, since they break out from other body washes...anyone else have that happen to their baby??? what can i use on him to help it out???? i don't want to call the dr unless i absolutely have too.....

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Shannon - posted on 01/31/2009

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he has it on his face, some on his back, and some on his front...i use everythin that is hypo allergenic....didn't know how normal it is....it comes and goes, so i hope it's nothin serious...he doesn't go back to the dr till march....

Pam - posted on 01/31/2009

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Oops, just saw that you're giving him formula. Does he have it all over his body? Mine did not, so if he does maybe it is an allergic reaction to something. Sorry I'm not more helpful!

Pam - posted on 01/31/2009

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You're not alone! My son had baby acne too. From what I read/heard it's just their reaction to your hormones in their breast milk. They'll get used to it, and it will go away on its own. I know it's awful seeing your beautiful baby's face all broken out, but I don't think you need to do anything - I didn't and my son got his normal complexion back within a month, I think.

If it makes you feel any better, my little guy also lost some of his hair on the top of his head, so not only did he have baby acne, he had male pattern baldness! Not the cutest pictures from that few weeks, but it's just temporary.

Kate - posted on 01/31/2009

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I was told my eldest son had infantile acne, whereas infact it turned out to be a reaction to the milk i was giving him. Could that be a cause?

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