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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.

Dr. Sonia Hodge
(301) 656-4620
4620 N Park Ave Apt 1502W
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Richard Lee Jones, MD
(301) 907-3960
8401 Connecticut Ave Ste 201
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1971

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Nancy R Kadowitz, MD, FAAP
(301) 907-3960
8401 Connecticut Ave
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1998

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Karina Maria Volodka, MD
Chevy Chase, MD
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Pediatrics
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Female
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Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1998

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(301) 652-6621
5454 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 840
Chevy Chase, MD
 
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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Sonia Hodge, MD
(301) 656-4620
4620 N Park Ave Apt 1502W
Chevy Chase, MD
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Pediatrics
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac'L Pedro Henriquez Urena, Esc De Med, Santo Domingo, Dom Rep
Graduation Year: 1979

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James Frederick Leland, MD
3711 Leland St
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1977

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Kathleen Brown, MD
(202) 832-2880
8001 Glengalen Ln
Bethesda, MD
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Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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