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Acne is a common skin problem that causes blackheads, whiteheads and other skin lesions. Acne can be found on any part of the skin, but are most commonly found in the face, chest, back, and legs. Acne forms when hair follicles are blocked, which cause an overproduction of sebum (an oily substance) and leads to bacterial growth.


Although hormones can play an important role in the formation of acne, most patients have normal hormone levels. Age also plays a role in acne prevalence, which usually resolves by itself with age. Diet is a controversial cause of acne and there is no evidence that a high fat or sugar diet causes acne.

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What is acne vulgaris?

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Acne is a common skin problem that causes blackheads, whiteheads and other skin lesions. Acne can be found on any part of the skin, but are most commonly found in the face, chest, back, and legs. ...

What are the treatments for acne?

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Treatment of acne includes topical creams, antibiotics, hormones, and herbal remedies. Unfortunately, successful treatment varies between each patient and thus there is no single treatment that wo...

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Medications to treat Acne

Prescription Topical Medications The following is a popular list of topical medications often prescribed by doctors for the treatment of acne: • Antibiotics o Slows/stops the spread of bacteria a...

What are the proper skin care techniques for people with acne?

Tips for washing skin with acne

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