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Your skin has tiny holes called pores that that can become blocked by oil, bacteria, and dirt. When this occurs, you may develop a pimple or zit. If your skin is repeatedly affected by this condition, you may have acne. According to the Ameri[read article]

Tests for Acne

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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Acne

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BENZOYL PEROXIDE (BEN zoe ill per OX ide) is used on the skin to treat mild to moderate acne.  More
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SALICYCLIC ACID (SAL i SIL ik AS id) breaks down layers of thick skin. It is used to treat common and plantar warts, psoriasis, calluses, and corns. It is also used...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Acne

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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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BENZOYL PEROXIDE (BEN zoe ill per OX ide) is used on the skin to treat mild to moderate acne.  More
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DOXYCYCLINE (dox i SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It kills certain bacteria or stops their growth. It is used to treat many kinds of infections, like dent...  More
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DROSPIRENONE; ETHINYL ESTRADIOL (dro SPY re nown; ETH in il es tra DYE ole) is an oral contraceptive (birth control pill). This medicine combines two types of femal...  More
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ISOTRETINOIN (eye soe TRET i noyn) treats severe acne that has not responded to other therapy like antibiotics.  More
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MINOCYCLINE (mi noe SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It stops the growth of some bacteria. It is used to treat many kinds of infections, like acne, respirat...  More
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TAZAROTENE (ta ZAR oh teen) is applied to the skin to treat psoriasis and mild to moderate acne.  More
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TETRACYCLINE (tet ra SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other v...  More
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TRETINOIN (TRET i noe in) is a naturally occurring form of vitamin A. It is used on the skin to treat mild to moderate acne.  More
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AZELAIC ACID (ay ze LAY ik AS id) is used on the skin to treat mild to moderate acne.  More
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CLINDAMYCIN; TRETINOIN (KLIN da MYE sin; TRET i noe in) is a combination of a topical antibiotic and a form of vitamin A. It is used to treat acne.  More
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ERYTHROMYCIN (er ith roe MYE sin) is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used on the skin to treat acne.  More
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ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; NORGESTIMATE (ETH in il es tra DYE ole; nor JES ti mate) is an oral contraceptive. The products combine two types of female hormones, an estrogen...  More
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SALICYCLIC ACID (SAL i SIL ik AS id) breaks down layers of thick skin. It is used to treat common and plantar warts, psoriasis, calluses, and corns. It is also used...  More
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SULFACETAMIDE (sul fa SEE ta mide) is a sulfonamide antibiotic. It is used on the skin to treat acne.  More
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benzoyl peroxide-sulfur topical(Sulfoxyl Regular , others...)
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Self Care for Acne

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I never use an exfoliant in the morning, I always use a heavy moisturizer before going to bed. We each have our own long-held beliefs about our skin care products a...  More
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Medical Procedures for Acne

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Cyst Drainage
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Ultraviolet Therapy
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Herbs and Supplements for Acne What's this?

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Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is derived from two sources: preformed retinoids and provitamin carotenoids. Retinoids, such as retinal and retinoic ac...  More
Efficacy Grade A
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Guggul (gum guggul) is a resin produced by the mukul mirth tree. Guggulipid is extracted from guggul, and contains plant sterols (guggulsterones E and Z), which are...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Echinacea species are perennials that belong to the Aster family and originate in eastern North America. Traditionally used for a range of infections and malignanci...  More
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Saccharomyces boulardii is a non-pathogenic yeast strain that has been used for treatment and prevention of diarrhea. Saccharomyces boulardii is classified as a pro...  More
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Zinc has been used since ancient Egyptian times to enhance wound healing, although the usefulness of this approach is only partially confirmed by the clinical data ...  More
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