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Acne

Acne: Introduction

Acne: Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands), which leads to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions ... more about Acne.

Acne: Pimples and blackheads on the face and skin. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Acne is available below.

Symptoms of Acne

Treatments for Acne

  • Simple treatments and preventive measures:
    • Wash skin - gently
    • Avoid rubbing or scratching
    • Shave carefully
    • Sun exposure - some level of sun exposure has been mentioned as beneficial to acne
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Acne?

Acne: Related Patient Stories

Acne: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Acne

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Types of Acne

Curable Types of Acne

Possibly curable types of Acne include:

Rare Types of Acne:

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Acne: Complications

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Causes of Acne

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Disease Topics Related To Acne

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Misdiagnosis and Acne

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Acne: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Acne

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Acne: Animations

Prognosis for Acne

Prognosis for Acne: Excellent. Not a major health problem, some risk of scarring. Usually resolves but may last into adulthood.

Research about Acne

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Statistics for Acne

Acne: Broader Related Topics

Acne Message Boards

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Article Excerpts about Acne

Health Topics Questions and Answers About Acne: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands), which leads to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples or zits. Acne lesions usually occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Nearly 17 million people in the United States have acne, making it the most common skin disease. Although acne is not a serious health threat, severe acne can lead to disfiguring, permanent scarring, which can be upsetting to people who are affected by the disorder. (Source: excerpt from Health Topics Questions and Answers About Acne: NIDDK)

Questions and Answers About Acne: NIAMS (Excerpt)

Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands), which leads to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples or zits. Acne lesions usually occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Acne: NIAMS)

Acne: NWHIC (Excerpt)

The most common form of acne is known as acne vulgaris, which means common acne. Most women will experience at least a few acne pimples over the course of their lives. (Source: excerpt from Acne: NWHIC)

Definitions of Acne:

An inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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