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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 […]

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

February 4, 2015

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

January 29, 2015

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

November 21, 2014

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

June 26, 2014

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.

New Approaches to Acne Treatment

June 9, 2014

MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — No cure exists for acne yet, but new treatments make this common scourge of adolescence easier to manage, dermatologists say.
“Things are so much better today because there are so many more options for treating acne,” said Dr. Sarah Taylor, a dermatologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in […]

Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts

August 6, 2013

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 […]


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