Acne: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:39 by admin
Acne is a sebaceous gland disorder that affects the surface of the skin. The condition is common in teenagers but can occur at any age. Acne occurs when oil that is produced under the surface of the skin cannot escape normally through hair follicles. As a result, the oil accumulates under the skin and forms a pimple.

While good hygiene can go a long way in controlling excess oil, some acne sufferers need the help of prescription antibiotics and topical solutions. However, particularly stubborn cases of deep acne may require the use of the powerful drug Accutane.

Chloracne is a severe skin disease with acne-like lesions that occurs mainly on the face and upper body.

In addition to natural causes, certain medications, foods, and products may induce the onset of acne.

See Also

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  2. Agent Orange
  3. Buckeye Pulp Mill: Overview
  4. Chlorinated Dibenzofurans (CDFs)
  5. Colfax Treating Co. & Durawood - Pineville, Louisiana & Alexandria, Louisiana
  6. Dioxin
  7. Ephedra Recall
  8. GE Capacitators - Queensbury, New York: Overview
  9. Massena GM Plant: Overview
  10. Midland, Michigan - Tittabawassee River
  11. Norplant Contraceptive
  12. PCBs
  13. Rheumatrex / Methotrexate
  14. Skin-Cap: Overview
  15. Union City Cemetery - Indiana: Overview
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