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  1. Tea Tree Oil Treats Skin Problems

    Beth Seigenthaler stumbled across a promotional display for tea tree oil in her local health food store while she was suffering from a particularly bad episode of fever blisters. Having had the condition since childhood, she figured she might as well try the product, which claimed to help a variety

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  2. FDA Panel: Ease Accutane Rules

    Aug. 1, 2007 - A program to prevent birth defects from the acne drug Accutane should be more flexible, an FDA advisory panel said today. Accutane is a powerful drug that works against some of the hardest-to-treat forms of acne. But the drug also causes birth defects. Women who take the drug must tak

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  3. Light Plus Suction Promising for Acne

    April 12, 2007 -- A novel approach to treating acne, which combines light therapy with skin suction, shows promise in an early trial. In the small study, 15 patients with severe acne experienced significant improvements in their acne lesions after as few as two to three weekly treatments, researcher

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  4. Stress Makes Teen Acne Worse

    March 7, 2007 – The largest study ever conducted on acne and stress levels confirms what many have suspected for years: Stress can make acne worse among teenagers. Researchers found teenagers who were under high levels of stress were 23% more likely to have increased acne severity. Stress has long b

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  5. Acne Treatments That Work

    You listen to every infomercial and read every magazine article you find. Still, you can't find an acne treatment that works. Or maybe you found your acne solution - only to discover that 3 months into treatment it suddenly stopped working. "Everyone's skin is a little bit different and sometimes it

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  6. Drug-Resistant Acne: All in the Family

    Oct. 2, 2006 -- An antibiotic-resistant acne germ can spread among family members, Swedish researchers find. The germ is Propionibacterium acnes. Skin colonized by P. acnes tends to erupt into the blotches and pustules of acne. Since the 1960s, doctors have fought P. acnes with antibiotics. The bug

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  7. Acne Drug Accutane Ups Cholesterol

    Aug. 21, 2006 -- There are new safety concerns about the controversial prescription acne acne drug Accutane. In a study involving almost 14,000, mostly young patients taking the drug, elevations in blood cholesterol, triglycerides triglycerides (a blood fat), and a blood liver function test were mor

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  8. Acne ... Again?

    It's not fair. Just when you've successfully navigated the ravages of adolescence on your skin, you wake up and find acne. What can you do? As most dermatologists will tell you, "bad" skin isn't just for teens. The good news is that new treatments are now available to help fight adult acne. The acne

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  9. Retinoid Gels May Help Keep Acne Away

    May 15, 2006 -- New acne acne research shows that prescription retinoid skin gels might help skin stay clear without oral antibiotics. Retinoids are drugs derived from vitamin A. Prescription retinoid gels are applied to the skin. Oral antiacne drugs include other forms of retinoids, as well as anti

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  10. Foods to Help Keep Your Skin Healthy

    Your skin is the first thing people see when they look at you. Strangely enough, it's considered the largest organ in the human body -- right up there with the intestines, lungs, and liver. It serves many purposes, including acting as our first defense against germs and the environment, and converti

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