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  1. Some Acne Products Can Trigger Allergic Reactions

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some popular over-the-counter acne treatments can cause severe irritation or even potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The products contain the active in

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  2. How to Manage Emotional Effects of Acne

    If you're having an outbreak of acne, there's a lot you can do to keep it from putting a dent in your self-esteem. There's no need to let blemishes stop you from keeping up your social life. Take these steps to manage your emotions while you manage your skin problems: Get treatment. First, see a der

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  3. A Guide to Severe Acne Treatment

    You don't have to put up with severe acne and run the risk of getting scars on your face. There are lots of treatments that can bring your breakouts under control. The key is to work with your dermatologist to tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs. Isotretinoin is a powerful drug that's use

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  4. 10 Lifestyle Steps to Help Your Acne

    Beating breakouts isn't just about what lotions you put on your skin. You could see your acne improve if you make some simple changes to your daily routine. According to a study in Sleep, the risk of psychological stress increases by 14% for every hour of sleep you lose a night. So what does this ha

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  5. Guide to Treating Acne Scars and Skin Damage

    If you see signs that your acne is leaving a scar on your skin, you don't have to grin and bear it. There are lots of ways to heal your scars and keep new ones from forming. If your scar is red or swollen, use a cortisone cream to calm your skin, says Tina Alster, MD, a Georgetown University profess

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  6. When It's More Than Acne

    If you're breaking out long after your teen years are over, you may need to look beyond your skin for the source of the problem. Sometimes acne is a symptom of an underlying hormone condition that can cause far more than facial blemishes. PCOS is a hormone disorder that affects women. Although it's

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  7. Selecting the Right Acne Treatment for You

    Years ago, teenagers with acne were told to cut out the potato chips and given a tube of Clearasil. Today, we know far more about the reasons why some people develop acne and how it can most effectively be treated. All cases of acne are not created equal, and neither are all acne treatments. Althoug

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  8. Adult Acne: Why You Get It, How to Fight It

    Acne isn’t just for teens. Many people have it as adults. Temi Zeitenberg got acne in college, just as most people her age were outgrowing it. Because of her acne, "there were times I would not leave the house," says Zeitenberg, an attorney in Boca Raton, Fla.   It doesn't have to be that way. There

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  9. Top 8 Acne Treatment Mistakes

    For the nearly 50 million Americans affected by acne, the many available medications and treatments can be confusing and overwhelming. It's easy to make mistakes treating acne or even make it worse, despite the best intentions. Here, experts list the most common mistakes. In most cases, a dermatolog

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  10. Pediatricians Endorse New Acne Treatment Guidelines

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Pimples have long been the bane of teenage existence, but pediatricians say there is now enough evidence on effective treatments to put out the first guidelines on battling acne in children. There is a range of medications that can c

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