Sunday, 20 November 2011

Baby Acne

One of the most common conditions a new mother may see her child, is baby acne. But it is surprising in so young a child, it really is not a serious problem, you should not be too concerned about the causes or cure.

Some children are born, may have small red bumps on their faces. This is not the baby acne, but something called "milia", which usually disappears within a couple of weeks. On the other hand, the acne will appear around the same two weeks, and seems to be a small white head, sometimes surrounded by red, irritated skin on the cheeks chin, forehead and back.

In teenagers and even adults, acne is attributed to hormones and excessively oily skin. To some extent this is true for children too, with hormones transmitted through the placenta, often blamed for the facial points. However, science has no idea of ​​the cause, and usually no treatment for the last few weeks a child will have it.

Because the baby acne appears on areas of the face where you can spit, rubbed against sheets washed in harsh detergent, or drooled, it can become serious, but that extra irritation will change your soap wash and clean the face with a damp cloth if necessary.

It is not advisable to try home remedies such as creams or oil, because it only further irritate the skin. As a general rule, nothing more is needed than washing once a day with a mild baby soap. In some cases, when the baby acne appears to have significantly worse, your doctor may prescribe a cream or other drugs. He will also look at the same time, if the breastfeeding mother is taking any medication, which can be a trigger for acne through her milk.