Baby Face Pimples

Baby face pimples usually appears on the cheeks and sometimes on the forehead, the chin. It can become more pronounced when your baby is hot or fussy, or if his skin is irritated by saliva, spit-up milk, or fabric that's a little rough or has been washed in strong detergent. 

Many babies are prone to skin irritation in the first few months after birth.

The pimples on a baby's face are called neonatal acne. Infant pimples are caused as a result of change in the hormonal levels in the expectant mothers, when they are giving birth.

Most baby face pimples are not serious but a few may be signs of infection and need close attention and further medical treatment. If baby's skin has small, red-purplish dots, if there are yellow fluid-filled bumps (pustules), or if baby has a fever or lethargy seek immediate medical attention.

If baby pimples, rashes or other skin conditions are making your baby irritable, try baby massage. Gently stroking and massaging baby's skin can not only help boost relaxation, but it may also lead to better sleep and reduce or stop crying, according to a recent study.

Baby pimples on face usually shows its presence in the third week of the baby's life. According to a study, male babies are more prone to baby acne than female babies. 

The baby acne is the form of small pustules, appearing like a red bump above the baby's skin. In most of the cases, the baby acne automatically reduces and fades away. If the baby acne is not getting cured even after six months of age, then it is a time to consult the doctor, as it may be a sign of some other complications

When you wake up and see some little bumps on the baby’s cheeks or forehead, called baby pimples you should be alarmed. Baby pimples is a simple condition, that affects babies during the pregnancy and shows the effect few weeks after the baby is born. It is a common myth, that baby acne needs some serious treatment. The fact is, baby acne must be dealt patiently. 

With time, baby acne disappears on its own. In case, it continues even six months after the birth, then taking a doctor's opinion is essential. Parents should not needlessly run for creams and ointments that claim to heal baby acne. Always consult the doctor before treating your child with any type of skin creams.