Infantile acne generally affects the cheeks , forehead and chin of the children aged from two to six months and may persists until three to four years aged.
Infantile acne is characterized by development of comedones (Whiteheads or Blackheads) and inflammatory papules and pustules . Rarely it is nodules and cyst which may results in scarring.
CAUSES OF INFANTILE ACNE
The etiology is still not clearly known. It may be genetic origin. The excessive testosterone or other androgenic hormones are the usually main cause of this infantile acne.
Acne are rare in this age but the higher levels of androgens is expected in these types of children , the features that suggests higher level of androgens are
Hormonal abnormalities in the children with acne may be associated with the following conditions::
TESTS FOR INFANTILE ACNE
In most of the cases there is no need of investigations. In the older children if there are any other signs of hormonal changes then go for following
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR INFANTILE ACNE
The Ayurveda is the safest method of treatment for All Skin Diseases of Infantile , Children and Adults of all ages.