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Baby Acne Treatment Springfield MO

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.

Coulter James W MD
(417) 875-3160
1001 East Primrose Street
Springfield, MO
 
Dr. Don Dee Sponenberg
(417) 883-7422
3231 S National Ave
Springfield, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Melissa K Hampton
(417) 882-1600
1000 E Primrose St
Springfield, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics

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(417) 875-3120
3555 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO
 
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(417) 882-1600
1000 E Primrose St Ste 560
Springfield, MO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Carlile John MD Pediatric Specialty Clinic
(417) 269-4850
3443 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO
 
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(417) 875-3250
1001 East Primrose Street
Springfield, MO
 
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(417) 888-5666
3231 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO
 
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(417) 888-5666
3231 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO
 
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3231 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO
 
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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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