Neonatal cephalic pustulosis
What is neonatal cephalic pustulosis?
Neonatal cephalic pustulosis is sometimes called ‘neonatal acne’. It is a pustular eruption arising on the face and/or scalp of newborn babies often during the third week. There are no comedones (blackheads, whiteheads).
What is the cause of neonatal cephalic pustulosis?
What is the result of neonatal cephalic pustulosis?
Neonatal cephalic pustulosis does not cause scarring. It settles within a few weeks of onset.
Neonatal cephalic pustulosis generally resolves without treatment. However, if the appearance is unsightly, a topical antifungal cream can be used safely and may be helpful.