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  1. Acne Rosacea

    Acne Rosacea is a skin disorder limited to the nose,cheeks,chin,and forehead,typically beginning during adulthood. The facial skin becomes oily,reddened and bumpy. Small red blood vessels are visible. In extreme cases,the nose may appear very red and bulbous. ...

  2. Skin Care for Those With Acne

    WebMD explains skin care for those with acne.

  3. Understanding Acne Treatment

    How is acne treated? WebMD offers a comprehensive guide to prescription and nonprescription treatments for this skin condition, along with tips for preventing acne outbreaks.

  4. Understanding Acne Symptoms

    Learn about the symptoms of acne -- and signs that you should call a doctor -- from the experts at WebMD.

  5. Types of Acne - Topic Overview

    The different types of acne include: 1,2 Newborn acne. About 20% of newborns develop mild acne. This may be because certain hormones are passed to them through the placenta by their mothers just before delivery. Or newborns may get acne because the stress of birth may cause the baby's body to release hormones. Newborns with acne usually only have whiteheads. And these go away without ...

  6. Acne - Surgery

    Read about surgery to remove deep acne scars.

  7. Acne - Symptoms

    Acne develops most often on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, or back and can range from mild to severe. It can last for a few months, many years, or come and go your entire life.

  8. Acne: Treatment With Antibiotics - Topic Overview

    Doctors often prescribe antibiotics to treat severe acne or acne that is likely to leave scars. Antibiotics improve the look of your skin by killing bacteria that cause acne. This means you'll have fewer pimples and redness. Less acne means less acne scarring. You can put antibiotics directly on your skin (topically) or take them by mouth (orally). Topical antibiotics kill bacteria on your ...

  9. Acne: Treatment With Alpha Hydroxy Acids - Topic Overview

    Alpha hydroxy acids such as lactic acid,mandelic acid,and glycolic acid (for example,Alpha Hydrox) are often used in products to treat acne. These products work by drying up whiteheads,blackheads,and pimples and causing the top layer of your skin to peel. Skin care products that have AHAs are generally safe to use,but they may cause tingling and a mild redness of the skin. Use them less ...

  10. Acne - Exams and Tests

    When you see a doctor about acne, you'll have a physical exam, and your doctor will ask about your medical history. Women may be asked questions about their menstrual cycles. This information can help your doctor find out if hormones are playing a role in

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