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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Severe baby acne, any treatment ideas?

    I hated my poor DD's baby acne... but I did nothing about it. It showed up when she was about 2 or 3 weeks old, and cleared up about 2 weeks later. It doesn't last long. However, I got her pictures taken at that time with my nephews, and did cheat and opt for the airbrushing.

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    Default Re: Severe baby acne, any treatment ideas?

    FWIW As soon as I eliminated dairy it went away. Totally cleared up - I (accidently -long story ) reintroducded dairy to my diet via cheese filled tortellinis and the acne (though not as bad) came back and quickly exited again...
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    Default Re: Severe baby acne, any treatment ideas?

    DD2 had it reeeeeally bad. Paed prescribed mild sterids b/c it seemed to hurt. Paed r dermatologist shuld be able to help. If it hurts, I would treat. HTH.

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    Default Re: Severe baby acne, any treatment ideas?

    also, maybe git 'er nekkid, try baking soda in the bath, no soap, rinse towels w/ a bit of vinegar to remove all detergent, no softener, cotton clothes if any...

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Severe baby acne, any treatment ideas?

    my ped. told me to put selsum blue on it every other day for a week and then once a week after that. i had a friend that swore it worked, but it didn't clear it up right away for my LO.

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    Default Re: Severe baby acne, any treatment ideas?

    My daughter had horrible acne--started at 4 weeks and peaked just in time for her Baby Open House party when she was six weeks old. It was gone by the time she was 3 months old. I did nothing for it because I was told it was totally normal--just a reaction to my hormones still raging through her body.

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    Default Re: Severe baby acne, any treatment ideas?

    My baby had a terrific outbreak his during his 6th week. I put breastmilk on it, it didn't help much. The doctor told me it'd go away on its own and it eventually did. But it got much worse before it got better, and even became pus-filled and watery at one point. It looked so awful, I cried. But I just kept reminding myself that it affects me more than it did him, and just kept repeating to myself "This too shall pass".
    Caylen Koen Chew (25/05/06)
    Lost No.2 in Aug 2008 ... Lost No. 3 in May 2009 Hoping for another ... Enjoying No.1



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