Nonpharmacologic therapy for acne

A. Diet. Patients should be advised to eat a well-balanced diet and to avoid foods which consistently result in acne flare-ups.

B. Cleanliness. Development of acne is not related to dirt. Excessive scrubbing may worsen the condition. Patients should be encouraged to wash affected areas with any standard soap once or twice a day and after strenuous physical activities.

C. Medications that worsen acne include oral contraceptives, corticosteroids, anabolic steroids, phenytoin, lithium, and isoniazid.

Acne Myths Uncovered

Acne Myths Uncovered

What is acne? Certainly, most of us know what it is, simply because we have had to experience it at one time or another in our lives. But, in case a definition is needed, here is a short one.

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