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Long-term antibiotic acne treatment unlikely to cause bacterial resistance






Concerns about whether significant bacterial resistance could be caused by long-term acne treatment with antibiotics may be unfounded, suggest study results. David Margolis (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA) and colleagues found that use of these antibiotics by … Continue reading

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Acne (i.e. acne itself, not any medication) linked to suicidal ideation and depression in adolescents…






Adolescents with substantial acne have more frequent suicidal ideation and depression than those without the skin condition, say researchers who believe this is likely to be a result of the burden of acne rather than an adverse therapy-associated effect. Writing … Continue reading

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Risk factors for severe acne flare on Roaccutane identified…






Male gender, severe acne, macrocomedones (obvious “black/whiteheads”, presence of truncal comedones ( “black/whiteheads” on the trunk), a higher number of facial comedones, and the presence of more than two facial nodules (large / deep lumps) are risk factors for severe acne … Continue reading

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