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Does baby acne usually disappear without treatment?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Baby acne does disappear on its own in most cases. This type of acne usually starts around the baby's third week and may last a few weeks to months. Typically, the only treatment for baby acne is good home care -- washing the baby's face with lukewarm (never hot) water several times a day and patting it dry. If baby acne lingers for several months, talk with your pediatrician. The doctor may prescribe an ointment for the baby acne that can clear it up.

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