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calinavargas posted:
my 5 year old has acne in his back is this normal? it hurts when i touch it and around the pimple its red and irritated should i be worry about something?
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi calinavargas and welcome!

Well, I never tell a mom not to "worry". Isn't that what we do best?

You need to make an appointment with his pediatrician to get the proper diagnosis. It's difficult to know if it's actually acne from just the appearance. Also, because of his age, acne doesn't seem likely. Seeing a health care professional will be reassuring for you too!

Here are some resources about different kinds of skin irritation:

Common Skin Rashes


Acne - Topic Overview

Please do get a diagnosis before starting any type of over the counter or home treatment.

Let us know what you find out!

Haylen


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