Infant Acne: 2-3 weeks After Birth

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First time parents like myself and my wife had to call the Doctor because we weren’t sure what was all over his face. Mario was between 2 and 3 weeks old when the acne (pimples) started appearing on his face.  There really isn’t anything you can do but let it run it’s course.  But here are a few tips to  be aware of:

  • Don’t squeeze, pick or scrub acne.
  • Cleanse the area with water two or three times a day. Pat skin dry gently.
  • Don’t use soap or lotion on affected areas.
  • Avoid acne or other skin care products meant for adults.

This is a normal part of a child’s development.  Don’t be alarmed.  But do call your baby’s doctor if you ahev any concerns.  It’s always better to be safe and err on the side of caution