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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 […]


Doctors OK Guidelines for Treating Acne in Younger Kids

May 6, 2013

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

February 28, 2013

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

February 28, 2013

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 […]



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