FDA Approves Acne Drug Differin for Over-the-Counter Sale

July 8, 2016

Good news for acne sufferers: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an over-the-counter retinoid drug for acne—the first new active ingredient available without a prescription since the 1980s.

Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada

April 25, 2016

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A Canadian program to prevent pregnancy in women who are taking the acne drug isotretinoin is failing because many women do not follow the program’s recommendations, a new study finds.
Isotretinoin increases the risk of birth defects and miscarriages, the researchers explained. First marketed as Accutane, isotretinoin is now […]

Misconceptions About Acne Still Common

March 4, 2016

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — There are still plenty of negative and mistaken beliefs about people with acne, a new study finds.
Researchers showed photos of acne and several common skin conditions to study participants and asked them their views about each condition. More than 62 percent said they were upset by the photos […]

Safe Treatments Available for Expectant Moms’ Skin Conditions

March 4, 2016

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — There are a number of safe and effective ways to treat chronic skin conditions in pregnant women, a dermatologist says.
“If there is a way to manage your skin condition without medication during pregnancy, that is the preferred option,” said Dr. Jenny Eileen Murase, an assistant clinical professor of […]

This Is the Best Way to Treat Acne, According to Experts

February 24, 2016

Acne affects up to 50 million Americans a year.

Many Patients With Acne Take Antibiotics Too Long: Study

October 30, 2015

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many patients with severe acne remain on antibiotics too long before they are prescribed more effective medication, researchers say.
A team led by Dr. Seth Orlow, chair of dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, reviewed the medical records of 137 patients over the age of […]

Psoriasis, Cold Sores Most Stigmatized Skin Disorders: Survey

October 9, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Psoriasis and cold sores top the list of stigmatized skin conditions, a new survey indicates, but experts say much of the ill will directed at sufferers is misguided.
Surveying 56 people, Boston researchers found that nearly 61 percent wrongly thought psoriasis — which produces widespread, scaly […]

Experimental Treatment Uses Nitric Oxide for Acne

July 31, 2015

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s no shortage of products out there that claim to treat the pimples that so often plague teen skin, but your body may already be making an effective treatment that just needs a little tweaking from science, a new study suggests.
The treatment is nitric oxide, a substance produced […]

Could This Important Vitamin Play a Role in Acne Outbreaks?

June 25, 2015

New research suggests that high levels of vitamin B12 may affect germ activity in certain people, boosting the odds that they’ll develop acne.

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

March 20, 2015

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 […]


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