Skip navigation

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Acne

Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults. It is not serious, but it can cause scars.

No one knows exactly what causes acne. Hormone changes, such as those during the teenage years and pregnancy, probably play a role. There are many myths about what causes acne. Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but there is little evidence that foods have much effect on acne in most people. Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne; however, blackheads and pimples are not caused by dirt. Stress doesn't cause acne, but stress can make it worse.

(Read more)

Results 1 - 10 of 430 for Acne
  1. Acne (National Library of Medicine)  
    Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin ... neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young ...
  2. Rosacea (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... or flushing Small, red lines under the skin Acne A swollen nose Thick skin, usually on the ...
  3. Hidradenitis Suppurativa (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... chronic skin disease. Another name for it is acne inversa. It causes painful, boil-like lumps that ... stages because it can look like pimples or acne. To make a diagnosis, your health care provider: ...
  4. Acne is a skin condition that causes pimples or "zits." Whiteheads (closed comedones), blackheads (open comedones), red, inflamed ... the face, neck, upper trunk and upper arms. Acne occurs when tiny pores on the surface of ...
  5. Acne is a skin condition that causes pimples or "zits." Whiteheads, blackheads, and red, inflamed patches of skin ( ... Acne occurs when tiny holes on the surface of the skin become clogged. These holes are called ...
  6. ... rough texture. The bumps are one type of acne . They are found at the opening of skin ... Dinulos JGH. Acne, rosacea, and related disorders. In: Dinulos JGH, ed. Habif's Clinical Dermatology: A Color Guide in Diagnosis and Therapy . ...
  7. Propa pH® Peel-Off Acne Mask ... pimples and skin blemishes in people who have acne. Topical salicylic acid is also used to treat ... medications called keratolytic agents. Topical salicylic acid treats acne by reducing swelling and redness and unplugging blocked ...
  8. Acne (Acne Vulgaris) (VisualDX)  
    Acne/Start Here ... Acne ... VisualDX ... Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is thought to be caused by multiple factors. Overproduction of a normal oil on the skin, ...
  9. Acne/Children ... Acne ... VisualDX ... Explore neonatal acne (benign cephalic pustulosis), a common skin condition in newborns. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and ...
  10. Acne-Clear® ... peroxide is used to treat mild to moderate acne. ... see the effects of this medication. If your acne does not improve after this time, call your ...
previous · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · next