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Baby acne & Eczema

Posted by on Jan. 22, 2014 at 9:04 AM
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A few days ago my one month old started getting tiny red bumps all over her face and neck.Not sure what it is but after googling, thought maybe just baby acne especially since it was only on her face and neck. Now, it has gotten worse and almost looks like eczema in some spots because of the red patches.

Now today, I see just a few tiny dots on her chest and tummy too, but just a few and they are not as red as on her face.

I haven't put anything on it, just washed with warm water and a rag.

Should I be putting anything on it? Could it be something other than acne or eczema?

I've included a picture so you can tell me what you think.

Thanks ╰(*´︶`*)╯. .
by on Jan. 22, 2014 at 9:04 AM
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Jan. 22, 2014 at 9:06 AM
I'd take her in since it's spreading so quickly. In the meantime you can treat it with breastmilk, it's good for whatever ails you. :)
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polkaspots
by Bronze Member on Jan. 22, 2014 at 9:09 AM
Babies that young are prone to rashes, so I wouldn't jump to eczema. I'd put breastmilk on it.
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nicolett80
by Member on Jan. 22, 2014 at 11:19 AM
Using breast milk is a great idea but my problem is that I have a hard time hand expressing some, even when my breast are full. And I don't have a pump yet.
nicolett80
by Member on Jan. 22, 2014 at 11:21 AM
I read online that mixing lavender with a carrier oil, such as jojoba oil, will work too. What do you ladies think about that? Is that too much for a one month olds face?
JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Jan. 22, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Breatmilk is great. Youtube has some great videos on how to hand express. 

nicolett80
by Member on Jan. 23, 2014 at 11:53 PM
How often did you apply the breast milk? And how long before you see improvement?

I Have some Shea Butter + Vitamin E and I applied a very small amount on her face and neck a couple times and it looks a little better. The redness has gone down.
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angelchewning
by on Jan. 25, 2014 at 12:02 AM

 I LOVE aquaphor for all things baby skin especially when BM is not an option. but if your gut is telling you something is wrong...go to Dr.

nicolett80
by Member on Jan. 26, 2014 at 9:47 AM

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Here's a picture of what it looks like now. It's just getting worse.
nicolett80
by Member on Jan. 26, 2014 at 9:47 AM

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KJ_on
by Member on Jan. 26, 2014 at 1:46 PM
Did she get the hep b vaccine at birth?
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