It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Children's Health Message Board

Can an 8 year old have acne?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-14-2008, 08:28 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Posts: 9
beth468 HB Userbeth468 HB User
Can an 8 year old have acne?

My son will turn 8 this Friday and for about the last month or so he has developed these little pimples all over his nose and between his eyebrows. Some will even be filled with pus. He washes his face every night and morning too. Can a child this young have acne problems? I guess I remember being atleast 11 or 12 before I started getting pimples. I always thought it came along with puberty and hormones raging. I don't know if I should put acne medicine on them or not. Is that type of stuff too harsh for his skin? Any advice greatly appreciated. Beth

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 07-17-2008, 09:31 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California
Posts: 651
negot HB Usernegot HB User
Re: Can an 8 year old have acne?

Hi Beth, I would take him to a dermatologist who can diagnose what it is. My son had "acne" when he was about 2 years old. It took 2 dermatologists until he was correctly diagnosed and cured. In my son's case it was a skin condition which name I can't remember now, but it was completely harmless. Had he not been treated though, it would have spread rapidly.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Recommendations for 12 year old's acne jdatt Acne 4 09-20-2007 05:23 PM
Serious problem for about a year now...i'm at a loss AlteredState Acne 1 10-09-2006 06:02 AM
how i nearly elimanated acne (still 1 1/2 year later) idealist Acne 8 02-08-2006 06:22 PM
I'm back after a Year, Tanning Bed Solution?? Accutane Dude Acne 47 12-14-2005 03:13 PM
My 11 year old is mad about her acne!!! barton93 Acne 10 12-02-2005 10:26 AM
Haven't felt this good in over a year!! aprilnichole Acne 16 08-26-2005 07:19 PM
Accutane one year report boardguy16 Acne 4 11-07-2004 06:12 PM
1 year later...accutane round 2 MsPeace Acne 11 06-23-2004 10:20 PM
My 13 year old on accutane(LONG POST) GirlienNc Acne 21 02-23-2004 10:10 PM
great news my 15 year old niece is cured of acne joeh Acne 0 02-21-2004 09:35 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:36 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!