This question was answered on Tue 30, Mar 2010 03:57pm by Dr Rowena S, MD

my 7 week old baby's face and head is all broken out. I don't know why Ithought that it might be my detergent or softner. but I would think it was herwhole body any suggestions

    
Asked by camhiew (Female; 7; UNITED STATES ) on Mon 29, Mar 2010 03:05pm

my 7 week old baby's face and head is all broken out. I don't know why I thought that it might be my detergent or softner. but I would think it was her whole body It only seems to be really red when she starts to cry. any suggestions

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Answer by Dr Rowena S, MD  on Tue 30, Mar 2010 03:57pm:

Hi, How is your baby? A newborn baby's skin is sensitive. Tiny white or yellow pearly bumps on nose, chin, and cheeks is called milia. This is common in newborns after the first several weeks of life. On the other hand, neonatal acne presents with small pimples or red bumps on face. This usually appears between 2 and 4 weeks of age usually on the cheeks and sometimes on the forehead, chin, and even the back. These small whiteheads might be surrounded by reddish skin and they can become more pronounced when your baby is hot or fussy or if his skin is irritated by saliva, spit-up milk, or fabric that's a little rough or that's been washed in strong detergent. If the irritation looks more scaly than pimply your baby may have another condition, such as cradle cap or eczema. Baby acne usually clears up within a few weeks. If it persists, have this evaluated by your doctor for proper management.Direct clinical examination is essential. Take care and regards.
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