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Infantile Acne: When and How Should it be Treated?

Infantile acne is a term used for the acne that affects toddlers between the age of three and 12 months. On rare occasions, infantile acne may persist in toddlers until the age of three. This type of acne is slightly more severe than baby acne that affects toddlers immediately after birth. Infantile acne usually results from hormonal changes during the birth of the toddler.

Toddlers affected with infantile acne generally have yellow papules on their face. They may also have blackheads, whiteheads and pustules.

Normally infantile acne is self-corrective and is remedied within a few months of its eruption. However, some times the acne can be severe enough to require treatment. It is worthwhile to note that in some cases toddlers with infantile acne may develop acne again in their teens.

Following are some cases when it is advisable to provide treatment for infantile acne:

General Treatment:

Disclaimer: The above information is commonsense reflection drawn from general experience. If you are looking for expert medical advice, please consult your doctor.