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Can Protein in Common Skin Bacteria Offer Disease Protection?

Posted 17 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 – Our most common skin bacteria may help shield us from some skin diseases, a new study suggests. Swedish researchers report that Propionibacterium acnes secretes a protein called RoxP that protects against bacteria that are believed to contribute to several skin disorders. Specifically, RoxP protects against skin cell damage called oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen bacteria. UV radiation from the sun is a common cause of oxidative stress on the skin. Oxidative stress is believed to contribute to several skin diseases, including eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer. The protective effect of RoxP is as strong as antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, according to the study published recently in the journal Scientific Reports. "This protein is important for the bacterium's very survival on our skin. The bacterium improves its living environment by secreting ... Read more

Related support groups: Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis, Rosacea, Contact Dermatitis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Atopic Dermatitis, Melanoma - Metastatic, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, History - Skin Cancer, Minor Skin Conditions, Minor Skin Irritation

Acne's Silver Lining: Slower Aging of the Skin?

Posted 29 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 – There's some potentially good news for people with a history of acne – their skin may age more slowly than those who didn't have to suffer mottled skin through adolescence. That's the suggestion of a British study that included just over 1,200 twins. One-quarter of them struggled with acne at some point in their life. "For many years, dermatologists have identified that the skin of acne sufferers appears to age more slowly than in those who have not experienced any acne in their lifetime. Whilst this has been observed in clinical settings, the cause of this was previously unclear," said lead researcher Dr. Simone Ribero. He is a dermatologist in the department of twin research and genetic epidemiology at King's College London. "Our findings suggest that the cause could be linked to the length of telomeres, which appears to be different in acne sufferers and ... Read more

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Health Tip: Don't Ignore Acne

Posted 19 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Acne is more than just a nuisance and a blow to someone's good looks. Letting acne run its course is not the best advice, the American Academy of Dermatology says. The academy adds: Lack of treatment can lead to permanent scarring and dark spots. Treating and ridding your skin of acne can boost self-esteem. Ignoring acne isn't wise or necessary. There are a host of effective treatments available. Read more

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Acne Treatment Differin Gel Approved for OTC Use

Posted 12 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 – The once-daily acne treatment Differin Gel 0.1% (adapalene) has been approved for over-the counter use among people 12 and older, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. It's the first among a class of drugs called retinoids to be made available over the counter to treat acne. The drug's active ingredient is the first new OTC acne treatment approved since the 1980s, the FDA said in a news release. Differin Gel 0.1% was first approved in 1996 as a prescription drug. Acne affects some 50 million people in the United States, mostly teens and young adults, the FDA said. Clusters of pimples most often form on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. The agency warned that women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding should get their doctor's approval before using the product. While no specific issues with pregnant or breast-feeding ... Read more

Related support groups: Acne, Rosacea, Epiduo, Adapalene, Differin, Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide, Epiduo Forte, Clindap-T, Minor Skin Conditions, Adapalene/clindamycin

Health Tip: Discuss Acne Products With a Dermatologist

Posted 16 May 2016 by Drugs.com

-- If you're using acne products, you should take precautions to prevent a rare but serious allergic reaction. The American Academy of Dermatology offers this advice: See your dermatologist to discuss acne treatments that you'd like to use. Always consult a dermatologist before using an acne treatment if you've had an allergic reaction before. Ask the doctor about how to safely test acne treatments at home. Read more

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Are People With Rosacea at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's?

Posted 28 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 – Rosacea, the facial redness affecting millions of Americans, may be linked to a higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. However, the study authors were quick to stress that people with rosacea should not be overly worried about the finding. "It is important for patients to remember that having rosacea does not guarantee that they will develop Alzheimer's disease," said lead author Dr. Alexander Egeberg. "In fact, while the risk in rosacea patients may be slightly increased compared with the general population, the absolute risk [to any one patient] is still quite low," said Egeberg, of the department of dermato-allergology at Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the National Rosacea Society, roughly 16 million Americans suffer from the skin condition, which is characterized by the appearance of ... Read more

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Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada

Posted 25 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 – A Canadian program to prevent pregnancy in women who are taking the acne drug isotretinoin is failing because many women do not follow the program's recommendations, a new study finds. Isotretinoin increases the risk of birth defects and miscarriages, the researchers explained. First marketed as Accutane, isotretinoin is now sold under various brand names and aimed at patients with severe acne. The Canadian program recommends informed written consent, two negative pregnancy tests before beginning treatment with isotretinoin, and the use of two reliable birth control methods while taking the drug. The United States has similar safeguards in place. In 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a program requiring doctors to enroll patients who take isotretinoin in a national registry to guard against serious side effects that had been linked to the ... Read more

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Health Tip: Coping With Rosacea

Posted 22 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

-- The redness of rosacea can be difficult to manage, but getting treatment can help your skin and your confidence. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests: Keep a journal logging things that seem to trigger rosacea flares. Some common triggers include exposure to sunlight, certain beverages and foods, and emotional stress. See a dermatologist, who can help you determine and avoid your triggers. A dermatologist also can help you create plans for skin care and treatment. Read more

Related support groups: Skin Rash, Skin Infection, Rosacea, Minor Skin Conditions, Minor Skin Irritation

Rosacea Might Boost Parkinson's Risk: Study

Posted 21 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 21, 2016 – Rosacea, a chronic skin condition that causes marked redness in the face, may be linked to an increased risk for Parkinson's disease, a large, new study suggests. Among more than 5 million Danes, those with rosacea were about twice as likely to develop Parkinson's as those without the skin condition, said lead researcher Dr. Alexander Egeberg of Herlev and Gentofte Hospital in Copenhagen. "Rosacea is a common facial skin disorder affecting up to 10 percent of light-skinned individuals, women in particular," he said. "It is possible that rosacea, or rosacea-associated features, such as facial flushing, may contribute to Parkinson's disease diagnosis at an early stage." The link appears to be associated with rosacea itself, not the medications used to treat it, the researchers said. They actually found reduced risk of Parkinson's among patients who took ... Read more

Related support groups: Parkinson's Disease, Rosacea, Parkinsonian Tremor, Parkinsonism

Misconceptions About Acne Still Common

Posted 4 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 – There are still plenty of negative and mistaken beliefs about people with acne, a new study finds. Researchers showed photos of acne and several common skin conditions to study participants and asked them their views about each condition. More than 62 percent said they were upset by the photos of acne. And more than 80 percent said they felt pity toward people with acne, the research revealed. Of even greater concern, more than two-thirds said they would be ashamed if they had acne and would find someone with acne unattractive. Forty-one percent said they would be uncomfortable being seen in public with someone with acne, and more than 44 percent said they would be uncomfortable touching a person with acne, the findings showed. Many of the study participants had common misconceptions about acne. Fifty-five percent mistakenly believed acne was caused by poor ... Read more

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Health Tip: Acne Has Lasting Effects

Posted 15 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Acne may be most visible on the skin, but for many people, its effects are greater than just temporary blemishes. Acne can lead to these physical and emotional issues, says the American Academy of Dermatology: Developing poor self-esteem and isolation. Developing depression, which can become severe. Developing dark spots that remain after acne has cleared. These may last for months or years. Developing scars. Read more

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Psoriasis, Cold Sores Most Stigmatized Skin Disorders: Survey

Posted 9 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 – Psoriasis and cold sores top the list of stigmatized skin conditions, a new survey indicates, but experts say much of the ill will directed at sufferers is misguided. Surveying 56 people, Boston researchers found that nearly 61 percent wrongly thought psoriasis – which produces widespread, scaly red skin lesions – looked contagious, and about nine in 10 said they would pity a person who had it. About four in 10 said herpes simplex, or cold sore, is the most bothersome skin condition. "We knew from other studies that psoriasis seemed to be more stigmatizing than other skin diseases, [and] we did this study to try to find out why," said study author Dr. Alexa Kimball, a dermatology professor at Harvard Medical School. "We suspected that the fact that it looked infectious could be part of the reason people reacted strongly to it, but we didn't expect that reaction ... Read more

Related support groups: Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema, Cold sores, Warts, Rosacea, Plaque Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Tinea Versicolor, Herpes Simplex Labialis, Minor Skin Conditions, Minor Skin Irritation

Rosacea Caused Half by Nature, Half by Lifestyle: Study

Posted 9 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 – Millions of Americans may wonder what caused them to develop the chronic skin disease rosacea. New research suggests the reason is half environmental and half genetic. On the environmental side, sun exposure is the key contributor. But obesity, alcohol and heart disease also appear to raise risk, the new study found. "Fifty-fifty is not a complete surprise in retrospect," said study lead author Dr. Daniel Popkin. "But we just didn't know. "We now have strong evidence for the first time that there is clearly a genetic contribution," said Popkin, an assistant professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. If you have a strong family history of rosacea, "more attention should be paid to environmental factors, and seeking medical advice can help quite a bit," he said. "Lifestyle choices can definitely attenuate [reduce the severity of ... Read more

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FDA Approves New Rosacea Treatment

Posted 3 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 – A new prescription treatment for the common skin condition rosacea was approved on Monday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Rosacea is a chronic disease that causes redness and pimples on the skin. In most cases, it affects only the face. Rosacea is most common in women and people with fair complexions, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The FDA approved Bayer HealthCare's Finacea (azelaic acid) Foam, 15 percent, for treatment of mild to moderate rosacea, Bayer said in a news release. "According to recent studies, Finacea Foam can help with papules [pimples], pustules [pus-filled bumps] and redness of rosacea," said Dr. Gary Goldenberg, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City. "This is good news for patients with this chronic condition." The approval is based on the ... Read more

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FDA Approves Finacea (azelaic acid) Foam for Rosacea

Posted 2 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

WHIPPANY, N.J., July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Bayer HealthCare today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Finacea (azelaic acid) Foam, 15% for the topical treatment of the inflammatory papules and pustules of mild to moderate rosacea. The approval is based on results from two pivotal clinical trials examining the efficacy and safety of Finacea Foam compared to its foam vehicle (without the drug azelaic acid) in the topical treatment of papulopustular rosacea. Papulopustular rosacea is a skin disease causing inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules) on the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. In two pivotal clinical trials, treatment with Finacea® Foam resulted in a higher Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA) success rate compared to vehicle control (32.1% vs. 23.4% in trial 1 and 43.4% vs. 32.5% in trial 2), as well as a greater reduction in the mean ... Read more

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