A to Z: Acne, Infantenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgInfant acne is common in babies, and usually goes away on its own without treatment or scarring.neonatal acne, acne, babies with acne, infant acne, newborns, newborn skin, baby skin, pimples, babies with acne, babies with pimples, dermatology, dermatologist, skin conditions, skin problems, my baby has acne, my baby has pimples, baby acne10/29/201303/18/201909/02/20198484d47c-a7f7-47fe-ac62-20d66c3891fdhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/infant-acne.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><strong>May also be called: Neonatal Acne; Baby Acne</strong></p> <p>Infant acne is a common skin condition in babies. It usually goes away on its own without leaving scars.</p> <h3 id="a_More_to_Know">More to Know</h3> <p>Some babies are born with or develop small pimples on&nbsp;their face. Most babies who have acne&nbsp;develop it when they're around 3 weeks old. Infant acne&nbsp;happens most often on the cheeks and forehead, but can also develop on the nose and scalp.</p> <p>Doctors are not sure what causes infant acne, but think it might&nbsp;be related to hormones or to a yeast that can live on the skin. It is not the same type of acne that older kids and adults get.</p> <p>Most babies do not need treatment for acne and it usually goes away on its own within a few weeks to a few months. For some cases, a doctor may prescribe a medicated cream to help treat the acne.</p> <h3 id="a_Keep_in_Mind">Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Washing your baby's face once a day with warm water and mild soap is usually all the acne care that's needed. Babies who develop neonatal acne will not necessarily have acne when they're older.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Cradle Cap (Seborrheic Dermatitis) in InfantsThis harmless condition - the infant form of dandruff - causes rough, scaly patches on a baby's skin.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cradle-cap.html/6d174d1c-6cad-4888-852f-b18b06ce6afe
Diaper RashDiaper rash is a very common infection that can cause a baby's skin to become sore, red, scaly, and tender. In most cases, it clears up with simple changes in diapering.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diaper-rash.html/4e56cce8-b9cd-4679-8625-8504e7ada219
Looking at Your Newborn: What's NormalWhen you first meet your newborn, you may be surprised by what you see. Here's what to expect.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/newborn-variations.html/b4629b06-91b5-41c6-8dfd-f8d494164574
Pregnancy & Newborn CenterAdvice and information for expectant and new parents.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/pregnancy-center.html/c58d014a-89a3-4c90-8b54-c9cadf5d6016
Skin, Hair, and NailsOur skin protects the network of tissues, muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, and everything else inside our bodies. Hair and nails are actually modified types of skin.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/skin-hair-nails.html/ff7f1929-9dfc-404b-91a9-b45e51633223