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#1 of 4 Old 09-14-2002, 05:15 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi

My 3 week old has developed what looks like acne on the sides of the cheeks on his face. The spots are raised and red, some of them have a white dot in the centre, they become redder when he is hot.

I think that this is probably either his body adjusting to everyday life or heat rash but would love to hear what everyone else thinks. By the way it doesnt appear to itch at all and is mainly in the place where his face touches my skin when he is breastfeeding.

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It sounds like typical infant acne to me. Both my kids got it around 3-6 weeks old. I don't know what causes it, but it is very commom. It will pass. I wouldn't put anything on it - except maybe some breast milk. Congratulations on your beautiful new babe!
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From what I've read and heard, it's just the baby getting rid of mommies hormones... Even if that isn't true, it is normal and will go away without you doing a thing... Keep the baby clean (I am sure you are) and you are fine... I've had doctors tell me to wash it with dial, but everything I read says not needed or don't do it... Both of mine had it, I think max of 2 months... Maybe 4 months... they come and go as they please, right now ds is 5 months and hasn't had them for quite awhile...
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My dd got a rash every time I washed her face. I prevented it by using distilled water and these sterile wipe things I got from the Drs office (they were supposed to be for her bum but hey, a wash cloth worked just fine for that)

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