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Acne Treatment for Children

Acne is a common problem in adolescent children. Learn how to get help treating your child's acne, with information on new treatments and how to prevent acne.

Acne Creams - Creams for Acne
Because acne creams don't give quick results, often have to be used every day for long periods of time, and can have side effects, some teens don't like to use them. Finding the right acne creams for your teen might improve compliance and your child's complexion.

Acne Treatment - New Acne Medications
Learn about new acne treatment medications, such as Acanya gel, CLENZIderm M.D. gel, Doryx, Epiduo gel, and Solodyn, and review older acne medications to find the right acne treatment for your child.

Acne Questions, Myths, and Facts
Review common questions, myths, and facts about acne in children, such as that eating chocolate causes acne or that the sun is good for acne.

Acne Treatments
Review all of the available treatments for children with acne.

Accutane for Acne
Accutane (isotretinoin) is a powerful and effective medication for teens with uncontrollable or severe acne, but can also have powerful and serious side effects. Learn more about Accutane to help decide if it is the right acne treatment for your child.

Parenting Tips
Submit your parenting tips for coping with common issues and problems related to parenting a child with acne. What works for you?

Acne Treatments for Children
Acne is a common problem in teens, but it can be effectively treated by your pediatrician with prescription medications, including Retin A and Differen. Learn how to prevent and treat your child's acne.

Ziana (Zee-Ah-Na) is a new topical gel that was recently approved by the FDA to treat acne in patients who are 12 years or older.

Acne - Adam Health Encyclopedia
Review the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of acne, including pictures of acne in newborns and teens.

Accutane Medication Guide
Important information about Accutane, a medication commonly used by dermatologists to treat severe acne. Read about possible side effects, including birth defects, and possibly mental problems and suicide.

Links to sites with info about types of acne, treatment options, clinical trials, and the use of Accutane.

Acne Net
Comprehensive information about acne, including basic facts and current treatments from the American Academy of Dermatology.

Acne Treatment Guide
Pimples are a common problem that affects most teenagers at one time or another. Learn how to prevent pimples from forming and common treatments.

Can I prevent acne?
Tips on preventing acne from occuring, including how to wash your face, and which cosmetics, lotions and aftershaves are noncomedogenic, or don't cause acne.

Find a Dermatologist
Search for a dermatologist to help care for your child's skin, especially if he has moderate or severe acne, which can lead to scarring.

Questions and Answers about Acne
Fact sheet about acne, with a discussion of how acne develops (with pictures), causes of acne, and treatment options, including over-the-counter medications and prescription medications for mild and moderate or severe acne.

Should I Pop That Pimple?
A brief article that will hopefully discourage teens (and parents) from popping pimples, which can lead to scarring and worsening acne.

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