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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

  • Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) — Though acne has long been viewed as a teen phenomenon, dermatologists have been tending to an ever-younger patient pool, a new preadolescent reality that many experts link to a trend toward an earlier onset of puberty. Now, a team of physicians has put together a new list [...]

  • Doctors OK Guidelines for Treating Acne in Younger Kids

    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.

  • Acne-Free People May Have Skin-Protecting Bacteria

    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.

  • With Acne, Bacteria Strain on Your Skin May Be Culprit

    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 [...]

  • Study Finds No Tie Between Acne Drug Accutane and Crohn’s, Colitis

    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 [...]

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