Alternative Treatments for Acne
Learn more from WebMD about alternative treatments for acne - from honey to fruit acids - and what the experts say about them.
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.
Understanding Acne Symptoms
Learn about the symptoms of acne -- and signs that you should call a doctor -- from the experts at WebMD.
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 ...
Acne - Topic Overview
Information on acne vulgaris.
Acne - Treatment Overview
Learn about treatment for acne vulgaris.
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.
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.
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 ...
Acne - Prevention
While you cannot prevent acne, there are steps you can take at home to keep it from getting worse.