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Baby Acne Treatment Germantown 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. Selwa Jawad Diwani
(301) 515-5300
12851 Wisteria Dr
Germantown, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Joseph Cu Hsu
(301) 540-0811
19735 Germantown Rd Ste 200
Germantown, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Misha Patnaik Martin
Germantown, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Wendy Rumble VanBronkhorst
(301) 540-7496
19803 Executive Park Cir
Germantown, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Frank A Pedreira, MD, FAAP
(301) 540-0555
19501 Doctors Dr
Germantown, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1963

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Lisa Lixin Zheng, MD
(301) 279-6480
Germantown, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Beijing Med Univ, Beijing, Beijing, China
Graduation Year: 1986

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Malkovich Deborah MD
(301) 972-9559
20528 Boland Farm Road
Germantown, MD
 
Dr. Radhika J Manikumar
(240) 361-1205
13038 Town Commons Dr
Germantown, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Washington Sinus Center
(301) 515-6314
20528 Boland Farm Road
Germantown, MD
 
Dr. An Tan Pham
(301) 515-7382
20412 Boland Farm Rd
Germantown, MD
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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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