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Zoe D. Draelos, MD, discusses 3 mechanisms of action for treating acne- decrease nutrients, C acnes lesions and inflammation-and her tips for addressing these, such as facial cleansing products and the use of probiotics.
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In a recent study, researchers investigated the effects of a real-time, electronic, decision-support tool on the treatment of acne among primary care providers.
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Yang Yu, MD
In medicine, we have long recognized that the microbial communities in our bodies and on our skin are intricately linked to health and disease. Acne vulgaris is a disease that exemplifies the importance of host-microbiome interactions in disease pathogenesis.
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A recent study showed patients with mild acne experienced improvements in lesion counts after using a day and night formulation of licochalcone A for 8 weeks.
Findings from a recent study showed the prevalence of depression and anxiety were higher among people with acne, supporting the need for more aggressive treatment and psychiatric screening.
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Researchers investigated the association between health care use and treatment and patient factors, including race/ethnicity and sex, among patients with acne.
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Findings from a recent study showed a novel tazarotene 0.045% lotion formulation achieved treatment success and was well-tolerated among patients with moderate to severe acne.
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Amit Om, MD
Patients are searching on YouTube for health care information at an increasing rate. Unfortunately, the majority of uploaded videos are not by health care professionals, which may lead to misinformation about isotretinoin for the treatment of acne.
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Findings from a recent study suggest that the consumption of cheese and carbohydrates may be associated with the formation and severity of acne.
Richard N. Barnett, DO, and James H. Barnett, MD
A 76-year-old woman presented with a 3-day history of a worsening lesion on her right cheek. The area had become reddened and painful. She had no fever, chills, or other constitutional symptoms.
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