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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: carrie | 2008/01/29

Q.

Infant acne

My daughter of 12 weeks has infant acne that seems to be getting worse, especially with the heat waves we are having. I wash her face 3 times a day with boiled cooled water. Is there anything else I can do for her - a mild cortizone cream perhaps? I dont want to make it worse. At what age do they grow out of this? Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a condition called milia which is very common at this age.It is one of the self-limiting rashes of infancy. Do not use cortisone cream on this rash. It will clear by itself with time. Washing her face with cool water is a good idea. If it does not clear in a month ask your paediatrician to see her.

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