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  1. Skin Conditions and Acne

    WebMD explains the treatment options for acne.

  2. 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. ...

  3. Skin Care for Those With Acne

    WebMD explains skin care for those with acne.

  4. 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.

  5. Understanding Acne Symptoms

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

  6. Acne - What Happens

    Learn how acne vulgaris develops.

  7. Acne - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Acne: Should I see my doctor? Acne: Should I take isotretinoin for severe acne? ...

  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. 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 ...

  10. Acne: Treatment With Salicylic Acid - Topic Overview

    Salicylic acid is an active ingredient in some nonprescription acne treatments. When you apply it to your skin,it dries up whiteheads,blackheads,and pimples. It also causes the top layer of your skin to peel. Products that contain salicylic acid may cause tingling and a mild redness of the skin. Use them less often if you notice that your skin becomes very red or very dry. You'll find ...

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