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Infant acne

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:07 am
by Guest Posts
My son (will be 6-7 weeks old when the clinic runs) is currently suffering with what I’ve been told by the GP is infantile acne. It started on his cheeks, but now has spread to the back of his neck and in his hair. It’s been apparent for 2 weeks now. It flares up when he is warm/distressed and then calms down.

Can you tell me a bit about infantile acne? How long should I expect this to last for? And what can be the cause of the “acne”? Is there anything I can do to help shift it?

I have attached some images too.



Re: Infant acne

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:13 pm
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Dear Rosie,

It is thought to be genetic in origin and lasts a few months. Benzoyl peroxide gel can help. You can read more here .
I hope this is helpful.
Kind regards