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    Acne for Teens

    What is Acne? Acne is the term used to describe clogged pores or comedones (blackheads, whiteheads), pimples and deeper lumpes such as cysts or nodules that usually occur on the face, neck, back, shoulders and upper arms.  There are so many types of acne.  The most common is called acne vulgaris.  Almost everyone goes through a period of acne at one time or another.  Just beneath the surface of the skin lie hundreds of tiny glands called sebaceous glands.  Their function is to collect and excrete the oily substance called sebum, to keep the skin healthy.  However, the tiny pathway for the sebum to escape often becomes clogged, and a bacterium…

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    Current Research and Clinical Trials in Acne

    www.ClinicalTrials.gov for a list of current acne research opportunities.   Display Options Rank Status Study 1 Completed Safety and Efficacy of MBI 226 1.25% and 2.5% Topical Acne Solutions in the Treatment of Acne Conditions: Acne Vulgaris;   Acne;   Propionibacterium Acnes Intervention: Drug: MBI 226 Acne Solutions 2 Completed Safety and Efficacy of MBI 226 2.5% and 5.0% Topical Acne Solutions in the Treatment of Acne Conditions: Acne Vulgaris;   Acne;   Propionibacterium Acnes Intervention: Drug: MBI 226 Acne Solutions 3 Active, not recruiting Comparative Antimicrobial Efficacy of Two Topical Acne Therapies for the Treatment of Facial Acne Condition: Acne Interventions: Drug: Antibiotic and benzoyl peroxide gel;   Drug: Antibiotic and topical retinoid gel 4 Completed A Study of Acne Treatment in Children Ages 9 to 11 Condition: Acne Vulgaris Interventions: Drug: Retin-A Micro 0.04% facial acne treatment;  …

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    American Acne Foundation

    Place your preferred methods of contact here. If you prefer e-mail contact, use only the Contact Us Module on this page. Company Name Phone number Fax number Address line 1 Address line 2 Address line 3 E-mail address * First name (required):* Last name (required):* E-mail address (required):Phone number:* Message (required):I want to receive newsletters, updates, and special offers

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    Rosacea FAQ

    What is rosacea? Is rosacea like acne? What causes rosacea? What are risk factors for rosacea? Is rosacea contagious? What are the signs and symptoms of rosacea? How is rosacea diagnosed? What else could it be? What happens to the nose? What happens to the eyes? How is rosacea cured? What about using acne medicine? What is used for treating rosacea? What should be avoided? What foods are good for rosacea? What natural or home remedies can help rosacea? Does rosacea get worse with age? How should I care for the skin of my face? How are the telangiectasias (the red lines) treated? How is a rhinophyma (the W.C. Fields…

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    Acne: We Have Answers to Your Questions

    Questions and Answers About Acne This booklet contains general information about acne. It describes what acne is and how it develops, the causes of acne, and the treatment options for various forms of acne. Information is also provided on caring for the skin. If you have further questions after reading this booklet, you may wish to discuss them with your doctor. What Is Acne? Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones and other substances on the skin’s oil glands (sebaceous glands) and hair follicles. These factors lead to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples or zits. Acne lesions usually occur on the face, neck,…

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    Other Acne Resources

    More information may be found at the following websites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acne_vulgaris http://www.aad.org/public/publications/pamphlets/common_acne.html http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/acne.html http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-topic-overview

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    Acne Facts

    Audio Version of this Document | Time: 08:14 | Size: 7.7 MB What Is Acne? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of Publications for the Public Acne is a disease that affects the skin’s oil glands. The small holes in your skin (pores) connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands make an oily substance called sebum. The pores connect to the glands by a canal called a follicle. Inside the follicles, oil carries dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. A thin hair also grows through the follicle and out to the skin. When the follicle of a skin gland clogs up, a pimple grows. Most pimples…