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Baby Acne Treatment South Portland 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.

York Linda MD
(207) 775-4151
75 John Roberts Road
South Portland, ME
 
Dr. Suszanne Ilona Bernat
(520) 806-2650
Portland, ME
Specialty
Pediatrics

Alison H Kopelman
(207) 662-7060
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
Specialty
Pediatrics

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(207) 879-5437
295 Forest Ave Ste 2
Portland, ME
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1999

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(207) 773-1728
229 Vaughan Street
Portland, ME
 
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(207) 775-4151
75 John Roberts Rd Bldg B
South Portland, ME
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Pediatrics

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(207) 828-1122
335 Brighton Avenue Suite 200
Portland, ME
 
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(207) 772-3703
180 Park Ave
Portland, ME
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Pediatrics

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(207) 662-7060
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
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Pediatrics

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(207) 774-4092
1685 Congress St
Portland, 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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