Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: C | 2010/08/02

Q.

Baby Acne

My 5 week old girl had got quite bad baby acne. Its all over her face, neck and back. I know its supposed to be a normal thing with babies so would you say i need to treat it or would it just go away on its own?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This does not sound like baby acne as the distribution of your baby's rash is very unusual for infantile acne.Her rash sounds more like a condition called seborrhoeic dermatitis.Of course I cannot be sure without being able to see your baby. It would be best to ask your paediatrician to see your baby.

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