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Why It’s Important to Remember the Skin’s Protective Barrier When Treating Acne

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If you have acne, you probably know that sometimes treatment just doesn’t work. In fact, once in a while acne treatments even make your skin worse. When acne treatment produces the oozy, slimy, painful symptoms we usually associate with eczema, the underlying problem typically is damage to the stratum corneum, the protective barrier of the […]

Is It Time To Call Your Dermatologist About Your Acne?

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Seeing the dermatologist for acne often costs a lot of money. Even worse for people in the United States, health insurance companies often give initial approval to see the doctor only to withdraw approval several months later, leaving you or your parents stuck with paying hundreds or, more commonly, thousands of dollars for doctor visits, […]

Why You Should Consider Trying Accutane to Treat Your Rosacea

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Since 1984, oral isotretinoin, the medication that is still known as Accutane but that has been labeled as Roaccutane since 2009, has been one of the most commonly prescribed medications for severe acne that forms nodules and cysts. Basically a super-charged version of vitamin A, Accutane causes the skin to grow so rapidly that it […]

Benzoyl Peroxide For Baby Acne

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Benzoyl peroxide is the world’s best-known over-the-counter (and sometimes prescription) product for acne. There’s no doubt that benzoyl peroxide can help clear up infected pimples. But benzoyl peroxide for baby acne requires special handling. How Benzoyl Peroxide Works Benzoyl peroxide breaks down into two different chemicals when it is applied to the skin. One of […]

Do You Need To See A Dermatologist?

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There is no better source of care for acne than a good dermatologist. If you don’t have health insurance, however, and oftentimes even if you do, however, your visits to the dermatologist can total hundreds of dollars per month and thousands of dollars per year. Is seeing the dermatologist really necessary? Here are ten situations […]

Everything You Need to Know About Killing Acne Germs

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Many acne care products advertise that they kill germs on contact (they usually don’t) or that they get rid of all the germs on your skin after just a few uses (they never do). Typically, these claims are carefully worded to make them sound much more exciting than they are, but you’ll be able to […]

Two New Combinations Of Drugs For Treating Acne

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It’s been at least 30 years since doctors prescribed single drugs for treating acne. Acne patients no longer get just a disinfectant like a benzoyl peroxide or just an antibiotic like minocycline or just a retinoid drug like Differin. Dermatologists prescribe medications with multiple effects to get rid of as many blemishes as possible. Typically, they […]

A New Frontier In Acne Medication

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Dermatological researchers are investigating a new class of medications for treating acne. These drugs are known as peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonists, or PPAR agonists (stimulants) for short1. This class of new acne treatments contains both great promise and great peril. Before you use them, you need to know about their potential benefits and side effects. We’re […]

When It Comes To Accutane, More Is Not Necessarily Better

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Accutane (also known as isotretinoin or 13-cis-retinoic acid) is sometimes a miracle drug for cystic acne, but the benefits of the medication come at the cost of side effects. Just a few of the potential side effects of Accutane include: Dry skin and peeling skin. Accutane breaks down the “glue” that holds skin cells together over […]

Why You Should Think Twice Before Using Doxycycline for Acne Treatment

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The antibiotic doxycycline is considered to be a kinder, gentler alternative to minocycline, an antibiotic more often used to treat acne in the United States. Canadian and European doctors often prescribe doxycycline for their teenage and young adult patients because it is less likely to leave black or blue stains on the teeth at the […]

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