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  Acne vulgaris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Acne vulgaris is an inflammatory disease of the skin, caused by changes in the pilosebaceous units (skin structures consisting of a hair follicle and its associated sebaceous gland).
True acne vulgaris in older adults may be a feature of an underlying condition such as pregnancy and disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome or the rare Cushing's syndrome.
Acne will generally reappear quite soon after the end of treatment—days later in the case of topical applications, and weeks later in the case of oral antibiotics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Acne   (4300 words)

 What is Acne?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Acne is the term for plugged pores (flheads and whiteheads), pimples, and even deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and even the upper arms.
Acne lesions range in severity from comedones (flheads and whiteheads) to nodules and cysts.
Some acne investigators believe that true cysts rarely occur in acne, and that (1) the lesions called cysts are usually severely inflamed nodules, and (2) the term nodulocystic should be abandoned.
www.skincarephysicians.com /acnenet/acne.html   (1130 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Acne
Acne is a skin condition characterized by whiteheads, flheads, and inflamed red pimples or "zits."
Acne commonly appears on the face and shoulders, but may also occur on the trunk, arms, legs, and buttocks.
Acne is most common in teenagers, but it can happen at an age, even as an infant.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000873.htm   (867 words)

 Acne - treatment and causes of pimples and blackheads
Acne is caused by the overactivity of the sebaceous glands that secrete oily substances onto the skin.
Acne is easily recognised by the appearance of the spots, and by their distribution on the body.
Acne may cause you considerable emotional distress but there is a range of treatment options to help you tackle the problem.
hcd2.bupa.co.uk /fact_sheets/Mosby_factsheets/acne.html   (1320 words)

Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands.
Acne can be superficial (pimples without abscesses) or deep (when the inflamed pimples push down into the skin, causing pus-filled cysts that rupture and result in larger abscesses).
Depending upon the severity of acne, topical medications (medications applied to the skin) or systemic medications (medications taken orally) may be prescribed by your child's physician.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /uvahealth/peds_derm/acne.cfm   (584 words)

The precise cause of acne in newborns is not known, but some researchers speculate that it may be due to the transfer through the placenta of hormones from the mother or of acne-causing medication (such as lithium and phenytoin) that the mother may have been taking.
The main goals of acne treatment are to prevent scarring, reduce the number of painful lesions, and minimize the stress and embarrassment related to the condition.
However, the incidence of adult acne, especially in women, seems to be increasing and is not unusual in women in their 30s and 40s.
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsConditions/Acnecc.html   (2935 words)

Acne is a general term for pimples and deeper pustules that are clogged pores.
Acne is an inflammatory skin disorder of the skin's sebaceous glands and hair follicles that affects about 80% of people between the ages of 12 and 24.
Other factors that contribute to acne are allergies, stress, the menstrual cycle, nutritional deficiencies, over-washing and repeated rubbing of the skin.
www.coolnurse.com /acne.htm   (1562 words)

Acne vulgaris, the medical term for common acne, is the most common skin disease.
Acne conglobata, a more common form of severe inflammation, is characterized by numerous, deep, inflammatory nodules that heal with scarring.
Acne is not curable, although long-term control is achieved in up to 60% of patients treated with isotretinoin.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/acne.jsp   (1907 words)

 Questions and Answers About Acne
It describes what acne is and how it develops, the causes of acne, and the treatment options for various forms of 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.
For most people, acne tends to go away by the time they reach their thirties; however, some people in their forties and fifties continue to have this skin problem.
www.niams.nih.gov /hi/topics/acne/acne.htm#acne_h   (3220 words)

 Acne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Acne is a common skin condition that afflicts most people, to a varying degree, during the teen years.
Years of untreated acne can leave a lifelong imprint on a person's face and can have an effect on his or her self-image.
Prior to correcting acne scarring, it is generally advisable to wait until acne activity has been low or absent for several months.
www.aocd.org /skin/dermatologic_diseases/acne.html   (1283 words)

 Acne Free in 3 Days - Get rid of Acne & Pimples Natural Acne Treatment Home Remedy for Zits Blackheads
No matter what you may think about your acne or what you have been told, I am going to show you the fast and easy way to get rid of your pimples, zits, whiteheads, and flheads, so you too can get out there and LIVE your life...without the fear and low self-esteem acne creates...
I was a chronic cystic acne sufferer for many years searching for a way to end my skin problems that caused me embarrassment and a whole lot of pain.
Permanent acne scarring is the number one concern of people who suffer from this debilitating disease and even the dermatologists who treat them.
www.acnefreein3days.com   (6510 words)

Acne is a common skin disorder characterized by clogged pores and pimples.
Acne is rarely a serious medical condition, but it often causes emotional distress and can lead to scarring of the skin.
Acne typically appears on your face, neck, chest, back and shoulders, which are the areas of your skin with the largest number of functional oil glands.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00169.html   (1387 words)

The hair follicle, the site of acne, may get plugged with dead skin cells, and the sebum and bacteria may accumulate and lead to pimples with redness and discomfort.
A cyst is a particularly deep and uncomfortable swelling associated with acne.
There are a number of different ways to treat acne, and the therapy is dependent on the severity and the type of acne.
www.childrensspecialists.com /body.cfm?id=497   (651 words)

 Acne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Acne is a disorder that causes outbreaks of skin lesions commonly called pimples.
Acne in young women tends to be more random and linked to hormone changes, such as the menstrual cycle.
Acne lesions tend to form a few days before the cycle begins and go away after the cycle is completed.
www.4woman.gov /faq/acne.htm   (2007 words)

 Clear Your Acne | Adult Acne Skin Care Treatment | Treat Pimples, Zits, Blemishes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Most people suffer from some acne as a teenager, but we are led to believe that it will clear up as we reach our twenties.
Others with previously clear skin start to see zits and acne appear for the first time as adults, right when we are supposed to presenting a clear face to the world.
Acne can be treated at all ages with the latest acne control products.
www.clear-your-acne.com   (121 words)

 Acne Treatment - The ZENMED® Derma Cleanse® System
This all-natural, three step system is scientifically formulated to treat acne from the inside-out.
Acne is not just a problem at the surface of the skin.
If you have tried other acne treatments, there is a reason why you are here now — the other products didn’t work or you were left with negative side effects, or both.
zenmed.com /acne?aid=1185   (1021 words)

 Acne in Teens: Ways to Control It -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Acne commonly starts in the early teen years, when the oil glands in the body start making more sebum (oil).
In people who have acne, these cells mix with the oil and plug up the hair follicles in the skin.
Acne, especially cystic acne, can cause scars in some people.
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 Acne.net - Acne & Skin Treatment Resource
Acne or Acne Vulgaris is the Standard Acne that occurs in people of all ages.
Evaluation of each persons complete medical history and an examination of the specific acne lesions, will enable the skilled physician to determine the need for limited topical or medical treatment or if a more extensive medical evaluation is needed.
Most acne medication, especially Accutane or Retinoids, should never be recommended for pregnant women, women who may be pregnant, or possibly their sexual partners.
www.acne.net   (580 words)

 Acne Guide: Your Prescription for Acne Treatment Information Online
Acne, oftens thought to be only a teenager’s skin problem, is actually a condition that can affect adults both male or female, although it generally begins during puberty.
Your daily skin care regime, along with the acne treatment or product you and your dermatologist select, are key steps in your fight to eliminate pimples and curing acne.
We also list various acne remedies and acne medicines that are available including over-the-counter acne products, prescription drugs including creams, oral treatments and hormone therapies.
www.acneguide.ca   (376 words)

 Acne definition - Skin diseases, conditions and procedures on MedicineNet.com
Acne: Localized skin inflammation as a result of overactivity of the oil glands at the base of hair follicles.
Acne happens when oil (sebaceous) glands come to life around puberty, when these glands are stimulated by male hormones that are produced in the adrenal glands of both boys and girls.
Acne (Pimples) - Complete medical explanation produced by doctors regarding acne, its causes, myths of causes, treatment on your own, and treatment by doctors.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2117   (392 words)

 Acne Resource Center
If you are suffering from acne there is good news for you.
Acne develops when the hair follicle of skin gets plugged by overproduction of sebum, dead cells and become infected by bacteria.
The bad news for people with acne is that no medication has been found that can prevent acne.
www.acne-resource.org   (440 words)

Acne and Pimple Eliminator - Cosmetic science has created a most effective, yet safe formula that actually starves unwanted blemishes to death.
Acne, find information and assistance on curing acne - Face acne at any age armed with the latest treatment and prevention information.
Acne Prevention, Control, and Support - Advice and guidance for preventing and controlling vulgaris and cystic acne for people with acne prone skin.
www.ability.org.uk /acne.html   (682 words)

Scarring is most often due to cystic acne.
If the zit is deep down and the whitish stuff inside isn't close enough to the surface, you might end up squeezing the acne bacteria back down into your skin (the result: a big, irritated cyst that can stick around for a long time).
There is a lot said about squeezing, popping and picking acne, some say it causes no damage, and others say it does.
www.acnepain.com   (404 words)

 AcneSucks.net - Acne , Acne Scars , Community and Support
Welcome to AcneSucks.net, we do not sell anything here, but we do offer acne related articles that explain what acne actually is, what you can do to prevent it, and a community in where you can reach out to other people suffering from acne as well.
Acne can cause lots of emotionally stress, and this website can be used as a good tool for people to learn how to cope with the stress that acne puts on people.
I have created this website as a useful tool for people with acne, or acne scars, and would like a more personal experience on how individuals cope with acne in their everyday life.
www.acnesucks.net   (131 words)

 Acne.com - Acne Treatment Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Our mission is to give you the facts you need about Acne — fast — so you can get on the road to clear skin right away.
The acne.com website provides a ton of information about acne, including acne's various causes and effects, types, preventative measures, and common myths and claims.
The information posted here by Acne.com or any third party should not be considered medical advice, and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified dermatology professional.
www.acne.com   (119 words)

 Acne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The Reversion acne control system is a new product that is engineered to target the core causes of acne.
Many people have even gone so far to say that it is the best acne treatment aside from Accutane, and it is definitely a much safer, all natural alternative.
A drug that caused thousands of birth defects worldwide in the 1960s and last week was approved as a cancer treatment by the FDA will carry a new warning about potentially deadly blood clots, the result of a petition by state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.
www.acneelimination.com   (1277 words)

 MedlinePlus: Acne
Acne Treatments: Promising Therapies for Clearer Skin (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
Acne Treatment Revolutionized by 25 Years of Research (American Academy of Dermatology)
The primary NIH organization for research on Acne is the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/acne.html   (339 words)

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