Disease: Baby acne

Overview

Baby acne is acne that develops on a newborn's skin. Baby acne can occur anywhere on the face, but usually appears on the cheeks, nose and forehead. Baby acne is common — and temporary. There's little you can do to prevent baby acne. Baby acne usually clears up on its own, without scarring.

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Symptoms

Baby acne is usually characterized by small red or white bumps on a baby's cheeks, nose and forehead. It often develops within the first two to four weeks after birth.

Many babies also develop tiny white bumps on the nose, chin or cheeks. These are known as milia.

When to see a doctor

Consult your baby's doctor if you're concerned about any aspect of your baby's complexion. Baby acne usually clears up within three to four months.

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Causes

It's not clear exactly what causes baby acne.

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Diagnosis

Baby acne can usually be diagnosed on sight. No specific testing is needed.

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Lifestyle and home remedies

These tips are useful for caring for your baby's skin while he or she has acne:

  • Keep your baby's face clean. Wash your baby's face daily with warm water and mild baby soap.
  • Dry your baby's face gently. Simply pat your baby's skin dry.
  • Don't pinch or scrub the acne. You may cause more irritation or an infection.
  • Avoid using lotions or oils on your baby's face.

Source: http://www.mayoclinic.com

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