Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Van's Newborn Acne
On Wednesday last week Van started showing signs of newborn acne. By Thursday afternoon the left side of his face was extremely red and swollen so we took him to the pediatrician. The nurse practitioner was concerned with the swelling and told us to watch the rash for the next twenty-four hours.On Friday the redness and swelling had spread across his face. It now covered his temples, cheekbones, eyelids, and nose. We went back to the doctor and after three different physicians looked at him, they sent us to Children's Hospital in Seattle to have a specialist make sure it wasn't anything worse than acne. After spending a few hours in the hospital they concluded that it was just a severe case of newborn acne. These pictures were taken the next morning; the redness and swelling had gone down quite a bit. The acne still continues to spread and flare up at times, but we are hopeful that he'll get over it soon and grateful that it wasn't anything else.