November 21, 2015


My baby has pimples on his chin. Could it be baby acne?
Yes, it could. Baby acne is very common. Acne can be present at birth, but more often it shows up after a couple of weeks.
Baby acne looks similar to teenage acne
. You'll see white or red bumps or pimples, which may be surrounded by reddish skin.
Acne usually appears on the cheeks and sometimes on the forehead, the chin, and even the back. It can become more pronounced when your baby is hot or fussy, or if his/her skin is irritated by saliva, spit-up milk, or fabric that's a little rough or has been washed in strong laundry detergent.
Blemishes on your new baby's face aren't necessarily acne, however. Tiny white bumps that are there at birth and disappear within a few weeks are called milia, and they're not related to acne. If the irritation looks more rashy or scaly than pimply, or it appears elsewhere on your baby's body, he may have another condition, such as cradle cap or eczema.
What is causing my baby's acne?
As with adolescent acne, there's no clear answer. Experts often point to the hormones that babies receive from their mother at the end of pregnancy as a cause of baby acne. But researchers continue to study other factors and have yet to agree on one cause.
If you take certain medications while breastfeeding, or if your baby takes certain medications, they might trigger baby acne. And in some cases, a baby is reacting to a skincare product, particularly an oily one that can block pores.
How long does baby acne last?
Baby acne usually clears up within a few weeks, but it can linger for months. If it doesn't clear up within three months, or you're concerned about it, talk with your baby's doctor. The doctor may prescribe a mild topical medication if the acne is long lasting or severe.
Persistent baby acne may be a clue that your child will deal with acne when he/she is a teenager, too.
What can I do about my baby's complexion – and what's the treatment for baby acne?
Here are some do's and don'ts:
-Don't use over-the-counter acne medicines.
-Don't scrub. Baby acne isn't caused by dirt. In fact, too much washing can further irritate your baby's skin, so don't overdo it.
-Don't put oily lotions on your baby's skin. These can make the acne worse. Some parents report that certain non-oily creams have helped their baby's acne. If you try one, monitor how it affects your baby's skin, and be prepared to stop using it if it makes his/her complexion worse.
-Do: Simply wash your baby's face with mild baby soap and water once a day. Gently pat it dry.
-Do: Have patience. Your baby's acne doesn't bother him/her in the least, so try not to let it bother you, either.

1 comment:

Queen LaGlamour Claire Oby said...

My boo boo na fine gal no acne.😍😍😍😍