Friday, July 21, 2017

Acne Information Overview

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Category: Acne

An estimated 10 percent of adults from age 25 to 44—some 17 million Americans—are plagued by acne. But among adult women, the figure is more like 20 to 40 percent. In fact, adult women are the fastest-growing group of people consulting dermatologists for acne—and many of them had far fewer pimples as teens.

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Acne Treatments

“Most people can manage acne on their own,” says family practitioner Anne Simons, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of family and community medicine at the University of California’s San Francisco Medical Center. “But if you have severe (cystic) acne—red, hot skin with cysts and nodules—see a professional.” There are many things you can do at […]

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What Causes Acne?

Contrary to popular belief, chocolate does not cause acne. Still, this myth persists almost 50 years after it was debunked. Back when TV was a novelty, Albert Kligman, M.D., a professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania, gave some teens real chocolate bars, and others chocolate-tasting candy bars that contained no chocolate. None of […]

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Prescription Acne Treatments

If home remedies, complementary, and over-the-counter products don’t provide sufficient relief after two months, consult a physician for one of the many prescription acne treatments available after a consultation with a dermatologist.

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Acne and Your Diet

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While no specific foods have been proven to trigger acne, several observational studies suggest that a high-fiber diet—one with plenty of fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains, and a minimum of meats, sugar, and processed foods—helps prevent and treat acne.

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