Question by  cherylcm78 (38)

What is the treatment for newborn baby acne?

My baby has bad acne and I want to get rid of it.


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

Do not do anything with their acne. I know it is hard to look at but babies get these little spots and they will go away on their own.


Answer by  mem4dr (1378)

Oftentimes, the acne will clear up on its own. Unless the acne is causing your baby pain, it is often best to just leave it alone to heal. Just continue your normal habits of very gentle cleansing and the acne should clear up within a couple months. Check with your doctor for more information.


Answer by  Bob53 (414)

Baby acne could be caused by her sensitive skin. You should try switching to a very mild and fragrant free laundry detergent for any bedding/clothing that touches your child. Also try using a more mild cleanser during baths. If those don't help, speak to your pediatrician. (Don't use acne medication)


Answer by  kirri (478)

Baby acne can be caused by excess saliva or food sitting on the skin. Especially formula or if your little one is drooling excessively. Wipe your baby's face regularly to keep it clean and prevent his delicate skin from clogging. Luckily this is a face your little one will grow out of as his drooling patterns change.


Answer by  angelsmom08 (200)

This is actually an old wives tale as babies don't develop an acne like adults do but babies may have milia which is usually misinterpreted as an acne. This are normal during the first few days of life and would just recede as they grow and does not require treatment.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

There isn't a treatment for baby acne. It's VERY common, and it should go away with time. Consult your physician if you are really concerned, but there isn't a treament for it.


Answer by  snessia (991)

Nothing really you can do, but wait. Baby acne is caused by the baby trying to get rid of the hormones that were passed to it by the mom during pregnancy. Don't squeeze the little pimples or you risk scarring your baby. If you wash too much or too harshly you can also scar the little one. Just wait.


Answer by  shall8188 (266)

Usually, it clears up on it's own in just a few weeks. It's normal, most babies get it. Using a gentle soap may help, but lotions or oils won't help.

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