How to cure/remove baby acne
Baby acne is one of the most common conditions one may see on her new born baby. But, since this problem (acnes) is startling in such a younger age, it’s actually not that serious issue. You as a parent should not be overly concerned/worried about the causes or cures of baby acnes.
Some babies may have small red bumps on their face with the birth. These are not baby acnes. These are some skin related problem called as “milia”, which more or less disappears in a couple of weeks after the birth. On the contrary, the acne will appear around that same 2 week period & show itself as small white heads, which can sometimes be surrounded by red, irritated skin on the cheeks, chin, forehead and even the back.
Acnes, in teenagers and even adults, is blamed on hormonal changes and excessively oily skin. This reason to an extent is true even for the babies also. These facial spots could be because of the hormones transmitted through the placenta. Till now, there has been no real reasons, for baby acnes, found by science. And there is no treatment as such for the few weeks a child will have it.
Since, the baby acne usually appears on areas of the face where they may have spit up, rubbed against the bedsheets washed in harsh detergent, or drooled, making it become slightly aggravated, but that additional irritation will go away by wiping baby’s face with a damp cloth when needed and changing your laundry soap for baby’s clothes and blankets.
It is definitely not advisable to try home remedies such as oil or creams, as these will only irritate your baby’s skin further. As a thumb rule, nothing extra is required than washing once a day with mild baby soap. If the baby acne appears to get significantly worse, consult a doctor. Your doctor may prescribe a cream or other medication. In addition to this, doctor should also check if a breastfeeding mother is taking any medication or drugs that may have triggered the acne through her milk. As a precautionary measure, breastfeeding mothers should stop taking any drugs or medications.
Take care of your baby’s health and skin.