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Baby Acne Treatment Bangor ME

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.

Fernandez Angel A MD
(207) 947-6116
700 Mount Hope Avenue
Bangor, ME
 
Kirkpatrick Sally E Neurologist
(207) 947-0558
498 Essex Street
Bangor, ME
 
John Farquhar Jr, MD
(207) 973-7979
PO Box 422
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1969

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(207) 947-0558
498 Essex Street
Bangor, ME
 
Ann R Wilbanks
(207) 973-7556
489 State St
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Scott Clough
(207) 941-1155
302 Husson Ave
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Pediatrics

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(207) 941-1155
302 Husson Avenue
Bangor, ME
 
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(207) 973-6100
268 Stillwater Avenue
Bangor, ME
 
Open MRI of Bangor
(207) 990-3900
1048 Union Street
Bangor, ME
 
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(207) 947-0147
1068 Union St
Bangor, ME
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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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