Myths and truth about acne neonates
How unpleasant it is for a young mother to discover on the face of crumbs a scattering of incomprehensible pimples. The head immediately climbs bad thoughts, that she did something wrong, wrongly looked after, overlooked, missed. The ration is cut to a minimum, the child is smeared in three layers by cosmetic means, and after a while everything passes – as if there were none. Mom breathes a sigh of relief and is proud of herself. And she did not know that she spent a whole month on buckwheat in vain. It was a neonatal acne – a harmless rash, indicating that the body of the crumbs is cleansed of the parent hormones.
Many people who have raised children do not know what acne is newborn. But everyone knows about allergies. Even some doctors, seeing the pimply baby, begin to reprimand Mom for breaking the diet of nursing.
True: Acne is not an allergy! These two conditions can be confused (although doctors are unacceptable), but as a rule, children under three months are not susceptible to allergic reactions, and acne occurs precisely during this period. There is no connection with the maternal diet here.
Mom’s teenagers are often told that pimples appear only in the mud. Growing up, they think that they have committed blemishes in children’s hygiene, since their kids now have acne.
True: The cause of acne in every third newborn is genetic. It is not possible to avoid the inclusion of this mechanism. Dirty still inactive children are only below the belt, and their face in no means, except for water, does not need.
Even those who have heard of neonatal acne are sure that it should be treated. Eels on tender cheeks look terrible, and the prospect of waiting at the sea does not attract the weather. Well, if everything is limited to enhanced hygiene. Some, recalling their teenage experience, begin to squeeze out acne from the baby.
True: Acne passes itself, in any treatment or special waste events does not need. To squeeze out acne is a very harmful habit for teenagers, and it is impossible to do this with infant’s skin! Consequences will be scars or – if you are unlucky to bring an infection – scars for life.
Sometimes parents notice that immediately after the appearance of the hormonal rash, the baby began to scream for several hours in a row and sleep badly.
True: Acne does not deliver any painful sensations. The fact is that the age of the appearance of acne roughly coincides with the age of colic, and sometimes it may seem that these two phenomena are related.
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As the name implies, acne of newborns occurs in the first month of life and by 3 months usually passes without a trace. If similar rashes appeared at an older age, it is probably allergic.