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Baby Acne Treatment West Des Moines IA

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.

Gerald Dee Loos, MD
(515) 224-9666
105 35th St
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Family Practice, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Iowa Methodist Med Ctr, Des Moines, Ia; Iowa Lutheran Hosp, Des Moines, Ia
Group Practice: West Des Moines Family Physcns

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Vaun Johnson Archibald, DO
(515) 241-4497
2918 Meadow Ln
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2004

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Dr. Randall A Kavalier
(515) 267-1003
1003 Grand Ave
W Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Vaun Johnson Archibald
(515) 241-4497
2918 Meadow Ln
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Heidi Rebecca Shreck, MD, FAAP
517 Colonial Cir
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2002

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Janice Elizabeth Bacon, MD
(601) 859-1331
1200 Pleasant St
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1983

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Balasubramanyan Napa, MD, FAAP
1415 S 45th St
West Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1981

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James Anthony Coggi
(515) 457-1102
1243 8th St
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Janice Elizabeth Bacon
(601) 859-1331
1200 Pleasant St
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Randall A Kavalier, DO
(515) 267-1003
1003 Grand Ave
W Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1984

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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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