Baby Acne :/

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Astolate's picture
Joined: 07/16/06
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Baby Acne :/

Carson has developed really bad baby acne over the last week, anyone BTDT and have any tips/tricks to help clear it up faster? Currently I'm just washing his face with warm water and a soft cloth but it only seems to be getting worse.

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Joined: 03/12/12
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All of my kids have had it. with my first I was told not to put any lotions or anything on it, or even use soap. Just to take a wet wash cloth and wipe it off. With my older 3 it was gone with in a couple days with doing that. With wee dude its still hanging on a bit... I had him in and the ped said that it just takes some kids longer to get rid of it. A friend of mine took her daughter in when she got it and it turned out to be some sort of yeasty thing. they gave her some prescript stuff that got rid of it right away Smile

Kier's picture
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Oh, when I posted about Kellen's a couple weeks ago someone mentioned it possibly being an allergic reaction... maybe a dairy sensitivity....

alwayssmile's picture
Joined: 08/26/07
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Normal baby acne is commonly hormone related. Can't make it go away faster. I just left DS's alone and it was finally all gone after a couple of weeks. I think I heard once it can stick around as long as 3 months! Yikes.
Other reasons for baby acne like appearance is eczema, heat rash, allergic reaction to soaps and detergents, etc. My son is sensitive to something in Johnson's and Aveno baby products and it caused him to get bumps all over his body. Turns out *I'm* sensitive to something in Aveno myself and I have no allergies (I was going to use his Aveno baby lotion on myself ha ha)!

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Joined: 02/29/12
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I noticed Kyla has this too and wasn't sure if maybe the face lotion I use is irritating her, so I may stop using my lotion for a while... I had recently switched and noticed as soon as i switched it popped out - then I was thinking, well maybe she would have had it no matter what, I've seen many babies with it... but still, I'm going to stop using the new lotion I started using and just take your advice to not use soap on it.

Astolate's picture
Joined: 07/16/06
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I'm thinking that with Carson it's hormones, I had super clear skin the entire time I was pregnant but over the last week I've started breaking out too. Sad Then again he has some spots that look more like a rash than pimples so it might be a combination of baby acne and allergic reaction (maybe to the J&J head to toe wash I use to wash his hair?). I'll have to try and get a pic to see what you ladies think. With DS1 he had eczema on his face that lasted forever and the only thing that helped was this aveeno baby face bar thing.

Risstopher's picture
Joined: 02/29/12
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me too astolate!!! i never break out, didn't even while i was pregnant, after i had her i got 3 big pimples that actually hurt! so maybe it was my hormones as well.

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