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.
Pimples have long been the bane of teenage existence, but pediatricians say there is now enough evidence on effective treatments to put out the first guidelines on battling acne in children. There is a range of medications that can clear up even severe cases of acne, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Writing in the May issue of its journal Pediatrics, the group throws its support behind new guidelines from the American Acne and Rosacea Society that detail how to treat acne in children and teens of all ages.
Your odds of having acne may depend on whether the “good” strain of a particular type of bacteria lives on your skin, a new study suggests. “People never think of wanting to have good bacteria on their skin,” said lead author Huiying Li, an assistant professor of molecular and medical pharmacology at the University of California, Los Angeles. “But some of them you should love.” It’s the presence of acne-defeating bacteria that allows people without acne to live relatively pimple-free, she explained.
By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) — Your odds of having acne may depend on whether the “good” strain of a particular type of bacteria lives on your skin, a new study suggests. “People never think of wanting to have good bacteria on their skin,” said lead author Huiying Li, an assistant [...]
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) — A new study counters the notion that the prescription acne drug Accutane raises the risk of Crohn’s disease or colitis in women. The study of more than 45,000 women found no such link between Accutane (isotretinoin) use and these illnesses, which are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). One expert [...]
SATURDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) — Shaving can sometimes be rough, but there are ways for men and women to get a smooth shave with a minimum amount of skin irritation, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Wet your skin and hair to soften it before you shave. Taking a shower or bath makes it [...]