Posted by Jennifer S. on October 24, 2003 at 10:55:00:
In Reply to: BABY ACNE? posted by LISA R on October 23, 2003 at 22:58:43:
: I RECENTLY TOOK MY 5 WEEK OLD TO THE DR. WITH A BAD RASH THAT STARTED ON HER CHEST WENT TO HER NECK ON HER FACE AND EARS AND HEAD THE DR SAID IT WAS NORMAL BABY ACNE IM STILL CONCERNED SHE HAS HAD THIS FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS NOW AND IT LOOKS HORRIBLE MY 4 YEAR OLD HAS ECSAMA COULD THIS ALSO BE ECSAMA IS SHE JUST BEING MISDIAGNOSED OR AM I OVERREACTING?
Baby Acne is common. It usually lasts for a few weeks. Both of my kids got it, my first had it worse then my 2nd.
Just keep her face clean, I used to wipe my kids faces down with a wet wash cloth (just water) a couple of times a day when they were infants...
If it continues for over a month or so then take her back to the Dr. for a second opinion.