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Baby Acne Treatment Ankeny IA

Baby acne, also known as neonatal acne or acne neonatorum, is a common condition seen in newborn babies . Almost 20 percent of newborns suffer from it. Baby acne is characterized by the appearance of pimples or red bumps on the baby's scalp, forehead, and especially the cheeks. Check below for related information, products and services.

Stacia Anne Rivers, MD
(515) 643-9000
800 E 1st St Ste 1600
Ankeny, IA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 2001

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Iowa Health Physicians and Clinics
(515) 963-4400
1105 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA
 
Bilgi Jaya Dr Md PC
(515) 964-7117
2201 West 1st Street
Ankeny, IA
 
Megan Marie Ver Ploeg, MD
Ankeny, IA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 2003

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Sufka-Boyd Pamela DO
(515) 964-4600
1105 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA
 
Shaeffer Bryon J MD
(515) 964-4600
1105 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA
 
Cary Robert Murphy, MD
(515) 965-1411
1906 WE Bel Air Dr
Ankeny, IA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr. Andrea White
(515) 964-4600
1105 N Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Michelle Lee Danielson
Ankeny, IA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr.Sara Schutte
(515) 222-7350
800 E 1st St # 1200
Ankeny, IA
Gender
F
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Hospital: Mercy
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Baby Acne Treatment in Newborn Babies, Top 4 Myths about Baby Acne

Top 4 Myths About Baby Acne

Baby acne , also known as neonatal acne or acne neonatorum, is a common condition seen in newborn babies . Almost 20 percent of newborns suffer from it.

Baby acne is characterized by the appearance of pimples or red bumps on the baby's scalp, forehead, and especially the cheeks. A rough skin, along with pustules, whiteheads, and blackheads is also a common indication of baby acne.

Myth 1: Baby acne is the same as infantile acne or teenage acne.

This is not true. Baby acne is not the same as infantile acne, which affects older infants over three months old. It also has no connection with the acne that teenagers and adults suffer from.

Myth 2: Baby acne can occur at anytime during childhood.

Actually, baby acne usually affects babies three to four weeks after birth. Sometimes however, babies even exhibit signs of baby acne right from the time they are born. The symptoms may appear and recede intermittently as the baby reaches around four to six months of age.

Myth 3: Baby acne is the result of poor hygiene and nursing.

On the contrary, baby acne is believed to be caused by hormones released by the mother during pregnancy. Absorbed through the placenta, these hormones play an important role in the development of the fetus during the later stages of the pregnancy . These hormones stimulate the oil glands present in the baby's skin and are thought to cause baby acne.

The symptoms may...

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