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Baby Acne Treatment Westbrook 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.

Dr. Fred Ernest Emerson
(207) 591-5424
29 Dale Ave
Westbrook, ME
Specialty
Pediatrics

Paul Stern, MD
(207) 871-6179
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Chile, Esc De Pregrado, Fac De Med, Santiago, Chile
Graduation Year: 1965

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Alison Kopelman, MD
25 Chenery St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2004

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Michael Anthony Vozzelli, MD
(207) 871-2553
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1996

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

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Fred Ernest Emerson, MD
(207) 591-5424
29 Dale Ave
Westbrook, ME
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2005

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(207) 772-4444
887 Congress Street Suite 410A
Portland, ME
 
Stamatos Cathryn MD
(207) 828-2402
331 Veranda Street
Portland, ME
 
Mallory Baird MD
(207) 772-4444
887 Congress Street
Portland, ME
 
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(207) 797-5753
1250 Forest Avenue
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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