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Health Tip: Can't Clear Your Acne?

Posted 18 days ago by Drugs.com

-- If you're having little success in clearing your acne, experts say you shouldn't give up hope. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests: If you're trying a new treatment, give it time to work before you try something else. You should see some improvement in four-to-six weeks. Always follow the instructions on any medication or skin care product. Don't scrub or pick at your skin. Avoid touching it repeatedly. Use products labeled "oil-free," "non-comedogenic" or "non-acnegenic" that shouldn't clog pores. Use acne medication on any area prone to a breakout, not just on active blemishes. Regularly wash pillowcases, hats and anything that touches your face. Read more

Related support groups: Acne, Rosacea, Epiduo, Retin-A, Benzoyl Peroxide, Acne Treatment, Adapalene, Differin, Salicylic Acid, Compound W, Finacea, Aczone, Duac, Benzaclin, Duofilm, Atralin, Ziana, Benzoyl Peroxide/Clindamycin, Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide, A/T/S

Can Dogs Teach Doctors New Tricks?

Posted 27 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 – Can your canine companion help you fight off a troubling skin condition? Possibly. Well, maybe not your dog, per se, but dogs in general. A human skin specialist said that dogs can offer valuable insight into human skin conditions such as eczema. "Dermatologists, veterinarians and scientists can learn a lot from one another," said Dr. Jennifer Gardner, an assistant professor of dermatology at University of Washington in Seattle. "When we work together and share our expertise, it can improve the health of humans and animals alike, as well as the health of the environment they share," she explained in an American Academy of Dermatology news release. For example, Gardner said, there has been significant research into developing systemic and immune-based treatments for eczema in dogs, due to the fact that the use of skin-applied treatments is limited when a ... Read more

Related support groups: Alopecia, Eczema, Rosacea, Androgenetic Alopecia, Diagnosis and Investigation

Study Highlights the Beauty Industry's Ugly Side

Posted 26 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 26, 2017 – When you purchase a new eye shadow or shampoo, you expect those products will be safe and that they won't cause skin breakouts – or worse. But new research found that's not always the case. And, because cosmetics are woefully underregulated in the United States, and there's no solid system in place to catch when personal care products are harmful, it's possible you'll never hear about a problem with a product, the study suggested. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration complaints database contains only 5,144 adverse events between 2004 and 2016 reported in connection with cosmetics, noted the study's senior author Dr. Steve Xu. He's a dermatologist with Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. "Here is a $400 billion industry with millions of products and multiple controversies, but we only had about 5,000 adverse events over the course of ... Read more

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Hollywood Villains Are No Dermatologist's Friend

Posted 5 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 – Movie villains often have a "look," and it's not a good one, a new study reports. Scary, evil characters in films tend to have certain types of less-than-attractive facial features – bulbous noses, warts and scars among them, the researchers said. But while these nasty personalities are fictional, the way they look could have real-life consequences for people who suffer from skin problems, the study authors warned. "Negative portrayals of skin conditions in film likely serve to perpetuate a tendency toward discrimination in our society, targeted at those with certain skin diseases," explained researcher Dr. Julia Croley, from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. In the new study, the investigators assessed the top 10 antagonists and protagonists from the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Heroes and Villains List. Croley's team found ... Read more

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

Allergan Announces FDA Approval of Rhofade (oxymetazoline hydrochloride) Cream for Facial Erythema Associated with Rosacea

Posted 23 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

DUBLIN, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Allergan plc, (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, announced today the approval of Rhofade cream by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the topical treatment of persistent facial erythema (redness) associated with rosacea in adults. Approval was based on two clinical studies that evaluated the primary efficacy endpoint on day 29.1 "The FDA approval of Rhofade exemplifies Allergan's commitment to continuing to address unmet patient needs through innovation in medical dermatology," said David Nicholson, Chief R&D Officer of Allergan plc. "We know persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea is a challenge for patients and physicians and having options can help in treating the disease. Rhofade is the first and only alpha1A adrenoceptor agonist approved for persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea in adults. ... Read more

Related support groups: Rosacea, Oxymetazoline, Rhofade

Men: Here Are Ways to Healthier, Younger-Looking Skin

Posted 19 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 – Many men don't think about skin care but they should, a dermatologist says. The first step is to understand your skin type, according to Dr. Anthony Rossi. Sensitive skin may sting or burn after product use. Normal skin is clear and not sensitive. Dry skin is flaky, itchy or rough. Oily skin is shiny and greasy, and combination skin is dry in some places and oily in others, Rossi explained. "Understanding your skin type will help you learn how to take care of your skin and select skin care products that are right for you," Rossi said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release. Rossi is assistant professor of dermatology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College, both in New York City If you're prone to acne, choose cleansers and moisturizers that are "oil-free" or "noncomedogenic," which means they won't clog your ... Read more

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How to Exfoliate Safely and Give Your Skin a Healthy Glow

Posted 8 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Jan. 8, 2017 – Many skin care products promise to improve appearance by exfoliating – or removing dead cells – from the skin's outer layer. But sometimes, exfoliating can do more harm than good, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). "For some people, exfoliation can actually make their skin worse with increased redness or acne breakouts," said Dr. Rebecca Tung, associate professor of dermatology at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. "If you choose to exfoliate, it's important to do so safely so that it does not damage your skin." Before exfoliating, consider your skin type, Tung advised in an AAD news release. Sensitive skin often burns or stings after use of skin care products. Normal skin is clear and not sensitive. Dry skin is flaky, itchy or rough. Oily skin is shiny and greasy. Combination skin is dry in some areas and oily in others. ... Read more

Related support groups: Acne, Skin Rash, Dry Skin, Rosacea, Hydroquinone, Facial Wrinkles, Fleet, Biafine, Tri-Luma, Skin Care, Vaseline, Aquaphor, Aveeno, Ammonium Lactate, Eldoquin, Lanolin, Hylatopic, Complex-15, Concept, Eucerin

Can Protein in Common Skin Bacteria Offer Disease Protection?

Posted 23 Nov 2016 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, Atopic Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Melanoma - Metastatic, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, History - Skin Cancer, Minor Skin Irritation, Minor Skin Conditions

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, Adapalene/clindamycin, Clindap-T, Minor Skin Conditions

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

Related support groups: Acne, Accutane, Rosacea, Isotretinoin, Epiduo, Claravis, Benzoyl Peroxide, Acne Treatment, Amnesteem, Duac, Benzaclin, Sotret, Benzoyl Peroxide/Clindamycin, Adapalene/Benzoyl Peroxide, Zenatane, Acanya, Benzoyl Peroxide/Erythromycin, Absorica, Acne-Clear, Oxy-10

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

Related support groups: Alzheimer's Disease, Rosacea

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

Related support groups: Birth Control, Contraception, Acne, Emergency Contraception, Accutane, Postcoital Contraception, Rosacea, Isotretinoin, Claravis, Amnesteem, Hydrocephalus, Sotret, Zenatane, Absorica, Brain Anomalies incl Congenital, Myorisan

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

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