Is Baby Acne Normal?

Is Baby Acne Normal?

Several days after a baby is born (and the relatives have all come to admire the new family member), some parents are shocked to see acne-like pimples develop on their baby’s skin. These marks may be pus-filled whiteheads, small red bumps or a rash-like discolouration on a baby’s face. Is this normal?

Thankfully, baby “acne” is perfectly normal and doesn’t necessarily signify that your baby has an underlying health condition.

Baby acne is usually caused by immature sebaceous glands, which are still developing in your baby’s skin. Baby acne is also thought  As your baby gets older, this acne should disappear.

However, if the rash gets worse, or there are areas of raw, broken skin, you should always contact your paediatrician right away to schedule an appointment.