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Acne

Whether you call them blemishes, pimples, or zits, most of us experience mild acne at some point in our lives. More often a problem in the teen years, acne vulgaris, as it's known medically, starts when skin pores become blocked by excess oil and dead skin cells. Some people have severe acne resulting in hundreds of pimples across the face, chest, and back, although many treatments can help.

Acne News

  • Many Acne Patients Don’t Take Their Meds, Survey Shows

    FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many acne patients do not take all their recommended medications, a small new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 143 acne patients and found that 27 percent of them did not obtain or use all of the prescription and over-the-counter products suggested by their dermatologists. “Non-adherence is a pervasive problem in all [...]

  • Better Contraceptive Knowledge Can Aid in Safe Use of Acne Drug: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say giving birth control information to women visiting dermatology clinics can help promote the safe use of the drug isotretinoin, an acne medication known to cause birth defects. Isotretinion was originally sold under the brand name Accutane. That particular brand has been discontinued, according to the U.S. Food [...]

  • Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For certain people, the acne treatment Aczone may be linked to a rare blood disorder, a new case study contends. A 19-year-old woman who had used Aczone — the skin gel version of the drug dapsone — for a week developed a serious condition called [...]

  • Tattoo-Removal Laser May Help Reduce Acne Scars

    The same kind of laser that is used to remove tattoos may reduce scarring from acne, a small pilot study shows.

  • Some Acne Products Can Trigger Severe Allergic Reactions

    Some popular over-the-counter acne treatments can cause severe irritation or even potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

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