Q4. What is baby acne?

A4. Baby acne is a common skin rash which usually develops at birth or a few weeks afterwards.

It appears as a series of pimples (very similar to adult pimples) or whiteheads which are more apparent when your baby is hot and bothered. They also stand out more if your baby’s skin has been rubbed with a rough towel or a scratchy item of clothing.

This cluster of spots develops on the cheeks, chin, forehead and back.

This often disappears on its own but washing your baby’s skin in mild soap and water can help. Find out more in our baby acne section.

FAQS Index : Guide to Baby Skin Rashes

FAQs Intro

  1. Why do babies develop skin rashes?
  2. What are the most common skin rashes in babies?
  3. What is cradle cap?
  4. What is baby acne?
  5. What is baby eczema?
  6. What is heat rash?
  7. What are hives?
  8. What is urticaria?
  9. What are milia?
  10. What is impetigo?
  11. What types of birthmarks do babies get?
  12. What causes chickenpox?
  1. What causes measles?
  2. Can babies get German measles (rubella)?
  3. What is ringworm?
  4. Can babies develop psoriasis?
  5. What is scabies?
  6. What is roseola?
  7. What are viral skin rashes?
  8. Does my baby have a wart?
  9. What is the treatment for baby skin rashes?
  10. Why is the MMR vaccine controversial?
  11. Can you prevent baby skin rashes?

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