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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 - Cause

    There are different types of acne. The most common acne is the type that develops during the teen years. Puberty causes hormone levels to rise, especially testosterone.

  7. 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

  8. Acne - What Happens

    Learn how acne vulgaris develops.

  9. Acne: Tips for Keeping It Under Control - Topic Overview

    You can help prevent acne from getting worse by the way you wash your face:Gently wash your face once or twice a day with warm water and a mild soap or acne wash.Use gentle, circling motions rather than scrubbing your face.Always completely rinse your skin after you wash it, and gently pat it dry. Avoid rubbing your skin.If your face feels dry after washing it, use a moisturizing lotion. Look for skin care products that say noncomedogenic on the label.Other tips include the following:Shower as soon as you can after any activity that causes heavy sweating, especially sports.Try keeping your hair off your face. Having hair hanging in your face can cause a breakout. Washing your hair every day may help.Try not to scrub or pick at your pimples. This can make them worse and can cause scars.For mild acneMild acne, with a few pimples that clear up on their own, may not need any medical treatment. Try an acne cream with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. These work best when used just the

  10. 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.

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