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Baby Acne Treatment North Andover MA

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.

Sunita Tuli, MD
(781) 933-6236
7 Alfred St
Woburn, MA
Business
Woburn Pediatric Associates
Specialties
Pediatrics

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McCann William P MD
(978) 687-2321
220 Sutton Street
North Andover, MA
 
Suzanne E DuVal
(978) 557-5712
820a Turnpike St
North Andover, MA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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(978) 689-2247
565 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA
 
Dr. Joan Irene Gitlin
(904) 244-5198
575 Turnpike St # 114
North Andover, MA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Devita James N MD
(978) 557-8700
203 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA
 
Carabba Victor MD
(978) 557-8700
203 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA
 
Norton Jeffrey A MD
(978) 687-2321
220 Sutton Street
North Andover, MA
 
Dr. Steven J Harris
(978) 685-9600
630 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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(916) 243-9478
208 Carlton Ln
North Andover, MA
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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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