Neonatal cephalic pustulosis

Otherwise known as benign cephalic pustulosis, or acne neonatorum, benign cephalic pustulosis is a form of malessezia folluculities. This appears shortly after birth and resolves within a couple of months. Neonates present with papules and pustules which are on the face. Unlike in acne vulgaris, there are no comedones. It resolves without any treatment. Occasionally a topical antifungal (e.g. ketoconazole) can be used for a few days only, if it doesn’t resolve..