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10 Oct 2011

pimples on face
my 6 month old son is on lactogen 2 - he has fine pimples on his face - and his skin is dry - i have been using e45 but its not helping - he has had this for abt 1 month now - what can i use for his skin
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01 Jan 0001

Hi

These pimples are very common.

Don't put creams or oils on your baby's skin, because these can make the acne worse. Don't use over-the-counter acne medicines. And don't scrub. Baby acne isn't caused by dirt.

In fact, too much washing can further irritate your baby's skin, so don't overdo the cleansing. Simply wash your baby's face with mild baby soap and water once a day. Gently pat it dry.

Patience is usually the best course of action. Your baby's acne doesn't bother him in the least, so try not to let it bother you, either.

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