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As many as 50 million Americans deal with acne. The blemishes can be painful and, for some, embarrassing.
Now, researchers may have found a new weapon to fight acne - one without harsh side effects.
A study in Germany has pinpointed omega-3 fatty acids - found in fish oil, wild salmon, nuts and seeds - as a nutrient helpful for reducing acne.
Among 100 participants with acne,...
The often-used steroid spironolactone is not linked to any increased risk of a range of common cancers, according to a new study.
The synthetic steroid is routinely used to manage heart failure, high blood pressure and edema, and also used off-label to treat acne, hair loss and excessive hair growth (hirsutism).
A type of skin cell that plays a significant role in fighting acne has been identified -- a finding researchers say could lead to new ways to treat the common skin ailment
Hair follicles have been known to be major factors in acne development, but this study suggests that other skin cells may have a lar...
For countless teens, it's the scourge of adolescence. But researchers say the discovery of new genetic variants associated with acne could help doctors identify people at high risk and perhaps point the way to new treatments.
"Despite major treatment advances in other skin conditions, progress in acne has been limited," said Catherine Smith, co-author of a
Growing numbers of folks are turning to CBD or cannabis products to treat skin conditions like acne or rosacea, but researchers warn that the science on their safety and power hasn't kept up with demand.
When more than 500 adults were asked about their use of CBD (cannabidiol) or marijuana, fully 17.6% said they used an over-the-counter
Healthy looking facial hair starts with healthy skin -- even if you're Santa.
The American Academy of Dermatology suggests some tips to prevent dandruff, ingrown hair<...
Acne is more than skin deep.
This is the overarching message of a new study that looked at the mental and psychological toll that acne can take on adult women.
"Some felt that their acne made them appear less professional or qualified at work, and many described that having fewer peers with acne in adulthood magnified the impact of acne on their mental health, leading to feelings of...
Add stress-related hair loss to the many problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
"I've had patients coming in recently with stress-related hair loss, who tell me they were so worried about dying earlier this year or even that they had COVID-19. But they don't see the effects until three months later," said dermatologist Dr. Ohara Aivaz of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Dealing with acne can be especially difficult for people of color, a skin expert says.
Acne affects up to 50 million people in the United States each year. For people of color, acne is often accompanied by dark spots or patches called hyperpigmentation.
"Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., and it can be particularly frustrating for people with skin of color b...
For most people, wearing a face mask is a harmless inconvenience, but wearing the coverings may cause skin problems for some, one dermatologist explains.
It's been called mask-acne, or "maskne."
Dermatologist Dr. Allison Truong, from Cedars-Sinai Medical Group in Los Angeles, said that she is seeing many patients with this problem.
Patients are complaining of thre...
Are you plagued by acne even though you're way past puberty? A new report might have you avoiding certain foods.
The study of more than 24,000 French adults found that sweet and greasy fare -- especially milk chocolate, sweetened drinks, dairy products, and sugary or fatty foods -- all appeared to raise the odds for zits.
The new findings "appear to support the hypothesis th...
Burns on the face, arms and hands that require skin grafts. Acne boils and ugly rashes. Black hairy tongue and other oral lesions.
These are some of the ways that vaping can do serious damage to someone's skin, a new evidence review shows.
For example, an estimated 2,035 people with electronic cigarette burn injuries were treated in U.S. emergency rooms between 2015 and 201...
Certain eating habits, high levels of stress and exposure to pollution are among the greatest factors associated with acne, researchers say.
They studied links to acne in more than 6,700 people from six countries in Europe and the Americas. The analysis showed that many more people with acne consume dairy products each day than those without acne -- 48.2% versus 38.8%....
Hundreds of pregnancies still occur every year among U.S. women taking an acne medication that carries a high risk of birth defects, a new study finds.
"While the number of pregnancies among patients taking isotretinoin is low, even 200 pregnancies is too high," said corresponding author Dr. Arash Mostaghimi. He is director of dermatology inpatient service and co-director of the Compl...
Acne is the bane of many teens, and even some adults. Now, researchers say they might have hit on a new approach to easing the condition.
The key lies in a naturally produced skin oil called sebum, explained a research team led by William Esler, a researcher with drug giant Pfizer in Cambridge, Mass.
Sebum is important to the skin's health because it helps regulate temperat...
For years, doctors have debated the safety of the acne drug most commonly known as Accutane, but new research suggests the medication does not boost depression risk among its users.
"The existing literature to date is quite mixed with regards to the issue of whether there is or is not an association between isotretinoin [Accutane] use and increased risk of depression," explained study...
U.S. dermatologists are prescribing fewer antibiotics overall but are writing more short-term orders for the drugs, a new study finds.
Dermatologists prescribe more antibiotics per doctor than any other medical specialty -- more than 7.1 million prescriptions per year, the University of Pennsylvania researchers said.
According to their analysis of 2008-2016 data from private...
An old acne drug may hold the key to developing a new, safer treatment, a study suggests.
Isotretinoin (Myorisan, formerly branded as Accutane), is a form of vitamin A, and has been prescribed for acne for decades. It works by reducing oil in the skin, thus helping prevent acne.
An additional benefit of the drug has recently come to light. It alters the bacteria on the skin ...