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Baby Acne Treatment Chevy Chase MD

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.

Stefania Kenessey, MD
(301) 657-2242
4601 N Park Ave
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Semmelweis Orvostudomanyi Egyetem (Peter Pazmany Univ), Budapest
Graduation Year: 1956

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Elliot S Gersh, MD, FAAP
(301) 404-8001
4613 Langdrum Ln
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1973

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Ibrahim A Dabbous, MD
(602) 438-8687
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1961

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Eva Landsberg-Lewin, MD, FAAP
(301) 656-8666
8100 Connecticut Ave Apt 407H
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Daniel Finkelstein
(301) 907-3960
8401 Connecticut Ave
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Roy Alan Jacobstein
(201) 915-2574
4309 Thornapple St
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Weinstein Michael MD
(301) 654-2521
5530 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD
 
Metropolitan Gastroenterology Group - OFC
(301) 654-2521
5530 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD
 
Dr. Howard Dubowitz
(410) 706-5289
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Stanford Joseph C Coleman
(301) 496-5457
5710 Warwick Pl
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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