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My daughter is 8.5 mths old and has had baby acne on her cheeks
since her 4th mth. Doctor says she's a little old for baby acne
and maybe it's eczema but she's not scratching. They are
pimples. I am just using warm water to wash her face. Does
anyone else have this problem or have any advice on how to help
clear this up?
This happened w/ my third son. For us, it was dairy. As soon as I cut
it out of my diet his face cleared up. Check your own diet for possible
triggers. I figured this out, not our pediatrician who just suggested
I never did anything about the baby acne. Just leave it alone and then
it goes away on its own.
My kids had baby acne for 3 or 4 months. I think it is related to the
mother's hormones still in the baby, and it just goes away after a
few months. You don't need to do anything. One of my sons had such bad
baby acne that when I took him in for his well baby check, people moved
away from us in the waiting room thinking it was some terrible contagious
disease! It was sort of unsightly but it did not last very long. Ask
your pediatrician - he/she has probably seen it a million times!
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