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How should I care for my baby's acne?

This undesirable, yet relatively harmless baby rash usually shows up at 3 or 4 weeks after birth and for many babies, improves by 2 or 3 months. Exposure to the hormones that are transferred from mom to baby are often to blame. Most of the time, the best treatment for baby acne is no treatment at all. You can simply continue to gently wash your baby’s skin with plain water or a mild fragrance-free baby soap or shampoo. In addition, ask your pediatrician if it might help to use 1% hydrocortisone on specific spots once or twice a day for 1 or 2 days to temporarily tame them for a special event or photo. Don’t  worry, just because your infant develops acne does not mean he will have  more acne as a teen.
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