What do you know about newborn acne?
The skin condition that can affect a newborn baby is called neonatal acne scarring, or keratoconjunctivitis, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Neonatal Skin Disorder Society.
The condition is often accompanied by scarring and itching on the newborn’s face and neck.
It is not a skin disease, which means it can’t be treated with topical creams, lotions or other products.
“It can be caused by a combination of environmental factors, which are the same as most skin conditions, and can occur anywhere in the body,” said Dr. Katherine Kornbluth, a dermatologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Neonatal acne scars are also called “skin problems” in medical terms.
According to the NORD, the condition is typically found on the face, neck and body, but can also affect the lungs and the brain.
If a baby has the condition, it can cause symptoms such as: Severe itching, dryness and pain on the skin around the eyes and mouth