M.K. asks from Rancho Cucamonga, CA on April 12, 2008
M.L. answers from San Diego on April 14, 2008
One of my boys had baby acne and I didn't find anything to clear it up quickly, but I did learn that when he was able to wear sunscreen to stay away from any of the gel based sunscreens. The gel based, like Bullfrog Jr, made him break out all over again. I found that the cream based sunscreens did not irritate his skin like the gels. I also was very careful with his soap for his sheets, blankets and clothes and only used Dreft or a baby laundry soap. Just to give you hope, he grew out of it quickly and has perfect skin now and he is 12.
E.P. answers from Los Angeles on April 14, 2008
Hi M.. My now 14 month old baby girl also had some baby acne in the beginning and my now 2.5 year old girl had rashes when she was a baby. For both of them, I used Calendula lotion (from Whole Foods). It was recommended by my Pediatrician and it works wonders, not only on rashes and acne but also on small cuts and bruises.
A.H. answers from San Diego on April 13, 2008
Unfortunately, there's not too much you can do about the acne. My kids had it as well and I was told that it would eventually go away on its own, and it did. I wouldn't stress over it, although you do feel bad that they have it already.
K.T. answers from Honolulu on April 13, 2008
Unfortunately you'll just have to wait it out. Baby acne will come and go for the next few months. Baby's skin is too sensitive for much. But the acne doesn't hurt him. Hang in there.
M.C. answers from Los Angeles on April 13, 2008
My pediatrician told me to buy the really inexpensive washcloths sold at the drug store. The kind meant for adults as well as kids. He also told me to use Ivory bar soap (not liquid). The roughness of the cloth helps to "knock off" the tops of the bumps. No need to scrub hard, just use the normal amount of pressure. The combination of the rough wash cloth and the Ivory soap work together to open & dry up the bumps. Hope this helps you. It did work for both my babies.
B.B. answers from San Luis Obispo on April 13, 2008
C.K. answers from Las Vegas on April 13, 2008
It will clear up my its salf both my kid went throw it, there little bodys just need time to adjust, do not worry I am sure he cute as hell and know one will notice, just relax take care it will stop chris
E.T. answers from Honolulu on April 12, 2008
Hi M.! I have 3 children and my youngest had baby acne. There is nothing you can really do to speed up the healing process - just time! It will go away! Just don't wash your baby's face with soap. Wipe it with a wet cloth. Don't put any lotions or medication on it! It will just make the acne worse! Hope this helps you! Baby acne is very common and although it looks awful and painful, it's nothing to worry about! You're baby is very new and the acne will probably last a month or so! Don't worry!
K.M. answers from Honolulu on April 13, 2008
I want to second what someone else said, if it is the little white baby acne bumps, leave it alone. If it an angry red rash that seems to cover his whole skin (not just individual bumps) and it itchs and causes discomfort, it is treatable with mild hydrocortizone cream. I thought my daughter had "baby acne" but after 3 weeks of her whole skin being red and sore I took her in and was given the cream which cleared it up in 2 days.
A.M. answers from Los Angeles on April 12, 2008
My first born had baby acne. It was horrible! A friend of mine told me to rub "Head and Shoulder" on the infected area's and then wipe with a wash cloth. Just be careful not to get it into his eyes. It went away!!! Try it, it won't hurt him :)
Good Luck and enjoy that little peanut!
J.K. answers from Los Angeles on April 13, 2008
I recommend you try giving him probiotics - my company has one that you can give an infant. Here's a link to the product: http://www.shaklee.net/healthyfriends/product/20639 Did you take antibiotics within the couple of years prior to getting pregrant? Let me know if I can help.
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