Accutane: Weighing the Pros and Cons

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If you are searching for a solution to your acne problems, one possibility you may have heard of is Accutane. Although the active this solution is just an extract of a widely available nutrient, vitamin A, Accutane packs a very powerful punch: it is almost undoubtedly the most powerful and widely applicable acne medications out there.

Nonetheless, Accutane (also known as Isotretinoin), is controversial. The reason for this is that Accutane can cause very serious side effects. Because of the potential ...

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Sun Safety for Spring Break!

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Spring break is almost here and this means a flurry of activity in preparation of travel to sunnier states, trips to the beach, and all kinds of outdoor fun. Unfortunately, in the midst of all this excitement, one very important consideration can oftentimes be overlooked. We’re talking, of course, about skin protection!

Sure, it’s oftentimes easier to pay attention to our wardrobes, our waistlines, and our spring break plans than it is to pay attention to our skin. However, skin health ...

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6 Misconceptions About Acne That Make Dermatologists Cringe

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Acne is a very common skin condition that affects most people at some point in their lives. It occurs when a pore becomes blocked or clogged, allowing bacteria to grow and the pore to become inflamed. Although acne affects a large portion of the population, there are still common myths and misconceptions associated with it. Here are a few of the most popular ones:

1. Only teens get acne. Although many people see acne disappear in 20’s due to hormonal balance, ...

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Eczema

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What is Eczema?

Eczema is the term used to describe a chronic skin disorder characterized by inflammation of the skin. Eczema results in irritation and itchiness, but scratching only prolongs the cycle. In most cases, the skin will begin to itch before a rash appears. Characteristic patches of dry, red, and itchy skin and can occur anywhere on the body and skin may develop scales or crusts over time. Affected areas are more likely to become infected with scratching. Eczema is ...

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