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Acne in 8 year old

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My 8 yo dd started getting bumps on her forehead and nose several months ago that looked like whiteheads. They haven't gone away and sometimes get pretty bad. I took her to the dermatologist today and he said it is early acne which means she is producing hormones already and is in pre puberty. He said to use cetaphil once a day and prescribed some pads called clin-dets to wipe her face with 2x a day. He also sprayed some liquid nitrogen (I think) on her face to help get down the imflammation. I was reading online that early acne can be an indicator of severe acne later on if it isn't gotten under control. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, how did it turn out? They are not very bad right know, but I'm worried that she's going to have to battle acne for a long time.
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Just wanted you to know i know right where you're coming from....Dh and I both had bad skin in our teens, luckily his cleared up, but mine only cleared through my 20's and at 32 I'm breaking out like a teenager again. My Dd is 7 and she has the same little white bumps you are describing, on her nose and forehead. She has been using cetaphil every night during her bath/shower and 'break outs' (of these bumps) are very, very few and far between. I do not want her to go through what we did, and this was the course her ped reccommnded, if it doesn't help when she hits puberty, then we will see a dermatologist ASAP.
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My 8 year old started to have acne and I was reading experiences of other kids too.

I had my daughter drink tibicos and the acne started to clear up. I don't think there's a medication out there as I had acne for 20 years. You can get info using google on how to get tibicos. Just thought of sharing this because I cried when I saw my daughter broke out and can't imagine her go thru the same thing I had. Hope this helps.

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From the physical side, be sure you start stressing proper hygiene. Get her on the hormonal teen schedule now of bathing daily (if she isn't already), keep hair off her face, get her aware of not touching her face, change pillowcases often, etc.

 

Witch hazel is a great (and cheap and natural!) astrigent and tonor. Wet a cotton ball, wipe it on. Morning and night, it won't dry out your skin. I have always had very sensitive skin, and no problems.

 

I also love the Good For You Girls skin care line. It is designed towards the pre-teen market. Natural, effective, easy to use products. http://www.goodforyougirls.com/  The labeling also doesn't throw around the words "acne" or "pimple" or whatever other words or plastered over the teen/adult marketed products. At such a young age I'd be wary of those types of connotations.

 

 

ETA: I just realized this original post is 5 years old. Darn it, I think I got sucked in haha

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From the physical side, be sure you start stressing proper hygiene. Get her on the hormonal teen schedule now of bathing daily (if she isn't already), keep hair off her face, get her aware of not touching her face, change pillowcases often, etc.

Witch hazel is a great (and cheap and natural!) astrigent and tonor. Wet a cotton ball, wipe it on. Morning and night, it won't dry out your skin. I have always had very sensitive skin, and no problems.

I also love the Good For You Girls skin care line. It is designed towards the pre-teen market. Natural, effective, easy to use products. http://www.goodforyougirls.com/  The labeling also doesn't throw around the words "acne" or "pimple" or whatever other words or plastered over the teen/adult marketed products. At such a young age I'd be wary of those types of connotations.


ETA: I just realized this original post is 5 years old. Darn it, I think I got sucked in haha

I'm glad you did biggrin.gif I never heard of that line so I want to check it out for DD. She recently started using ELF zit zapper and she LOVES it....so much so that I bought it for myself (active ingredients in it are witch hazel and tea tree oil) it is only $1...and works better than clearasil, IMO . But I'm looking for a good face wash for her as well, not just something to treat the problem, but help prevent it.
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I had horrible skin. Cetaphil is the only cleanser I use without breaking out. This also means that you should not use many products and make sure everything is sensitive skin/oil free/non pore clogging. Be careful when she is older, most make-up brands will probably make her break out.  My 8 year old has had a couple, I have started having her use Cetaphil once a day. 

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I had horrible skin. Cetaphil is the only cleanser I use without breaking out. This also means that you should not use many products and make sure everything is sensitive skin/oil free/non pore clogging. Be careful when she is older, most make-up brands will probably make her break out.  My 8 year old has had a couple, I have started having her use Cetaphil once a day. 

 

They have a new cleanser and moisturizer now called DermaControl that's meant for acne prone skin.

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My 8 year old started to have acne and I was reading experiences of other kids too.biggrin.gif 3.gif

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