Is this really JUST baby acne? My daughter had it when she was this age, but she never had it like this. It's on both cheeks and his chin.
Took to his pediatrician to see what it was. Turns out he's sensitive to different detergents. Doc told me to use 1% hydrocortosone cream once a day, and put Eucerine cream on his cheeks twice a day. Already day 3, and he's already clearing up.
Hi :). My 7 month old had acne that looked a lot like that when he came home from the hospital. Even up until a couple months ago. I started washing this face a couple of times during the day with Aveeno Oatmeal wash to moisturize those places. It's gentle on the skin. Then putting cortisone cream thinly on his face. It definitely helped the outbreaks.
That kinda looks painful, poor little sweetie. My baby had it, although not that bad. He got a cold so we put the humidifier on 24/7 and his skin is now clear. I'm not sure if that had anything to do with it or it was just a coincidence, but it's def. worth a try. I think it helped...
It doesn't really seem to bother him, it's just so dry, I wasn't sure what to do about it. I was always told to leave it alone and it'd clear up on it's own. But I couldn't just ignore it when it looks the way it does
I got mine for $16 from Walgreens. I know they and Walmart has some cheap ones that will do the trick. I looks googled "homemade humidifer" and there are several things that came up. Here is one:
There are three simple and effective ways to add some moisture to the air. The first is boiling water.
get started, place the water in the plan and then turn on the stove.
Once it starts boiling, remove it from the stove and allow steam to
form. From there, take it into the room where you want to raise the
humidity and place it on the table or dresser. Before you put it down,
be sure you place a pot holder or plate down so you do not ruin the
If you choose to use this method, a word of caution.
Because of the hot water, you will not want to use it with children or
pets around because they could be burned.
If the room is next to
the bathroom, you can use the shower. This method will produce the
quickest way to add humidity to the room.
Begin by closing the
bathroom door and turning on the hot water in the shower. Be sure to
leave the shower door open to allow the hot steam to fill up the
bathroom. Once the bathroom is completely filled with steam, open the
door, and let the steam out.
Another option is to make a sponge
humidifier. This works well for small spaces. Begin by poking 20 medium
holes into a plastic bag. Then wet a large sponge until it is completely
wet. Squeeze any excess water out, so it stays damp. Place the sponge
and the bag and place it where you want. Be aware, if the room is
bigger, you will need to have a bigger sponge and bag.