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How is neonatal acne treated?

Dr. Doris Day, MD
Dermatology
Controversy exists regarding the true nature of neonatal acne, some arguing that it is not truly acne but a rash that looks like acne with different underlying causes, but because the condition most commonly resolves on its own, the discussion is mostly academic. When treatment is offered, it is usually in the form of a combination of antifungal creams along with a variety of creams typically used in the treatment of acne. Sometimes oral medications are used if warranted.

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