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How do you treat baby acne?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:24 PM on Sep. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (11)
  • its not acne...its called Newborn rash. and it wil go away on its own. or you might want to change bodywash and laundry soap

    Answer by Lovin_mybaby5 at 3:25 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Stop putting lotion on their face.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:28 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • I would ask the doctor about it. It could be Eczema my bestfriend's daughter has it and has since birth. It can be lifelong but most kids outgrow it.
    She/he could just have allergies to the soap and laundry soap too.

    Answer by Bingmom at 3:29 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • The skin is a secondary eliminatory system. If your kid has acne then there is too much strain on the primary system...liver it comes down to diet.

    Simple whole fresh fruits and vegetables.

    Answer by keyaziz at 3:35 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Just leave it alone, it'll go away on it's own in a few weeks. Lots of babies get it, it's no big deal.

    Answer by Swingkid511 at 3:51 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • Yes leave it alone

    Answer by stepmom929 at 3:52 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • yup, leave it alone, and dont put lotion on babys face. Also make sure you wash baby face after feedings as foods AND formula can cause baby acne. It goes away on it's own and is very common and very normal.

    Answer by vbruno at 3:56 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • You don't, it will go away on it's own. Resist the urge to pop or squeeze or otherwise treat it like you would adult acne. It is due to the extra estrogen in your infants body from when they were inutero and will go away naturally.

    Answer by WindyTheWidow at 4:01 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • You don't. It's normal. It's the mother's hormones working their way out of the baby's body. Leave it alone. PERIOD.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:17 PM on Sep. 30, 2009

  • How old is baby??

    dont use lotions that are not organic....babies are not dirty so they dont need baths every day. Also get rid of your baby oil (not neccesary) and baby powders...they are garbage and have bad ingredients in them.

    I use California Baby...
    I also nursed, no vaccinating, and never had a problem with it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:37 PM on Sep. 30, 2009