Baby acne?

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Baby acne?

So when we saw the ped last week she said this 'rash' on Isaiah's face was baby acne, and honestly it wasn't as bad last week and it did look like the baby acne my other kids had but this week it's gotten a lot worse. I'm wondering if it's even baby acne at all. I saw my midwife on Monday and she suggested it could be detergent sensitivity since it's only on the sides of his face and a little on his chin, basically where he'd touch our clothes, but I wash my shirts/bras in with his clothes and honestly I'm the only one holding him most days. It's even on and behind his ears, and his poor little ears are all peeling and crusty. Anyone have any experience with a rash like this? I won't resize the pictures so you can see the rash good.
This is when the rash is 'irritated', when he's had his face against something/someone

What it normally looks like

and it's really only on his cheeks

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He is a cutie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks like baby acne to me. Moriah had it too. I bet it will clear up in a few weeks once the hormones are out of his system.

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okay, good! It just looks so much worse than I remember it with the other kids. Thanks Smile I think he's pretty cute myself, bumpy face and all Wink

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DD definitely had the acne, and it started clearing up just past 3 weeks, and now (4 weeks) there are just a few spots here and there.

His looks like it covers more area/is redder than DD's was, but does that mean it isn't still normal? No idea.

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that's part baby acne and part cradle cap (the crusty part). A little suds of head and shoulders should clear up the cradle cap (the selenium in the shampoo kills it) and the acne you just have to wait out.

He's cute!

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Have to love having a dr on the board! I actaully had to stop at our ped's office today and she said pretty much the same thing, cradle cap, I never knew they could get it on their faces, DD2 had it but it was in her hair only. She said to use hydrocortisone 1%
AND he's now 11lbs...that's 1lb gain in the last week! Lol