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  1. 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

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Acne - What Happens

    Learn how acne vulgaris develops.

  5. Acne - What Increases Your Risk

    The tendency to develop acne runs in families. You are more likely to develop severe acne if your parents had severe acne.The risk of developing acne is highest during the teen and young adult years. These are the years when hormones such as testosterone

  6. Acne - Medications

    Information on drugs used to treat acne vulgaris.

  7. Azelaic Acid for Acne

    Drug details for Azelaic acid for acne vulgaris.

  8. Topical Retinoid Medicines for Acne

    Drug details for Topical retinoid medications for acne.

  9. Acne - Topic Overview

    Information on acne vulgaris.

  10. 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

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