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Baby Acne Treatment Biddeford 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.

Murry Christopher B DO
(207) 284-6673
6 Wellspring Road
Biddeford, ME
 
Southern Maine Medical Center - Ambulatory Behavio
(207) 283-7660
291 Alfred Street
Biddeford, ME
 
Zimmerman Robert F Jr MD
(207) 284-5252
22 West Cole Road
Biddeford, ME
 
Connor Moore
(207) 282-7531
483 Alfred St
Biddeford, ME
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Sparks Alisande MD
(207) 282-3349
30 West Cole Road
Biddeford, ME
 
Conner Miles Moore, MD
(207) 282-7531
483 Alfred St
Biddeford, ME
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Southern Maine Med Ctr, Biddeford, Me
Group Practice: Prime Care Pediatrics

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Primecare Physician Associates - Gastroenterology
(207) 283-1427
407 Alfred Street Suite 102
Biddeford, ME
 
Van Deinse William H MD
(207) 283-1427
407 Alfred Street
Biddeford, ME
 
Souto Enrico MD
(207) 283-1427
407 Alfred Street
Biddeford, ME
 
Maine Nephrology Associates PA
(207) 284-5252
22 West Cole Road
Biddeford, 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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