Also called: Pimples, Zits

Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults. It is not serious, but it can cause scars . No one knows exactly what causes acne. Hormone changes, such as those during the teenage years and pregnancy, probably play a role. There are many myths about what causes acne. Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but there is little evidence that foods have much effect on acne in most people. Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne; however, blackheads and pimples are not caused by dirt. Stress doesn't cause acne, but stress can make it worse. If you have acne Clean your skin gently Try not to touch your skin Avoid the sun Treatments for acne include medicines and creams.

Acne Discussions

  1. link Shangirl
    ALDACTONE is it an appropiate treatment for acne?
    Aldactone treatment for acne. I was on it for 7 years - I was told it was a heart blood pressure medication and that I had over active glands so this - 51% more...
    Shangirl- over a year ago - in Acne
  2. link Marion4kids7
    45 still acne
    After years of trying things from A to Z. I found one of the funniest things by accident. Of course diet, etc. I am by all means a clean freak. But, o - 74% more...
    Marion4kids7- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Acne
  3. link Johnsmith
    Cure to acne
    Find a good homeopathic / natural homeopathic doctor and go on a diet I have always had really bad acne, and I went through all the usual treatments(A - 92% more...
    Johnsmith- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Acne
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