1. Acne Neonatorum:
What Is It:
• A skin condition which affects newborns during the first month of their lives.
• It is marked by presence of lesions that resemble acne (pimples) which are mainly seen over the cheeks, chin and the forehead.
Occurs due to hormonal stimulation of the sebaceous glands present in the skin.
• Since it is a self-limited condition, it requires no treatment. The problem disappears usually once the infant completes three months of age and the effects of the mother’s hormones wane off.
• In mild cases, daily cleansing with soap and water is sufficient.
• In severe cases, however, mild keratolytic agents under medical supervision can be used.