100 Questions & Answers About Acne

Jones & Bartlett Learning

100 Questions And Answers About Acne Provides You With All The Information You Need To Manage Your Complexion Problems. Written By Dr. Doris J. Day, A World-Class Expert In The Field, This Clearly Written, Readable Book Offers The Latest Medical Knowledge And Practical Tips On What Acne Is And What You Can Do To Treat It Effectively.

The Only Book To Present The Physician’S And The Patient’S Point Of View (Featuring Actual Acne Patients’ Comments), 100 Q&A About Acne Answers All Your Questions About Acne.

This Book Is An Invaluable Friend For All Who Suffer From Acne, Whether A Few Occasional Pimples Or An Extreme Chronic Condition.


Part 1. Acne Overview
Questions 1–19 describe basic facts about acne:
What is acne?
Who gets acne?
What causes acne?

Part 2. Acne Myths and Facts
Questions 20–31 address common misconceptions and highlights underlying causes of acne, such as:
Does chocolate cause acne?
Can greasy food or any food cause or make acne worse?
Does dirty skin make acne worse?

Part 3. When to Treat
Questions 32–37 discuss factors to consider when thinking about treatment, including:
I get only a few pimples each month. Do I need to treat them?
Why do I always get acne in the same spots?
Do I need a blood test to evaluate my acne?

Part 4. Topical Acne Treatment
Questions 38–55 discuss the types and availability of various topical treatments, including:
What different types of topical treatments are available for acne?
How long should it take to see results?
Why are there so many different treatments for acne?

Part 5. Oral Antibiotics
Questions 56–65 review considerations for the use of oral antibiotics, such as:
When should I consider taking oral antibiotics?
If I take an oral antibiotic, will it make me resistant to antibiotics if I really need to take them at a later time?
What are the most common side effects of oral antibiotics?

Part 6. Oral Isotretinoin
Questions 66–78 discuss the use of isotretinoin as treatment for acne:
What is oral isotretinoin?
Am I a good candidate for oral isotretinoin?
How does isotretinoin work?

Part 7. Hormonal Treatments
Questions 79–82 describe hormonal therapies for acne, including:
What is hormonal therapy? Do I need to have my hormones evaluated?
What hormonal therapy is right for me?
Does every oral contraceptive help acne?

Part 8. Procedures Done in the Doctor’s Office
Questions 83–94 detail surgical and other procedures to treat acne and acne scars, including:
What procedures can be used to treat acne?
Are chemical peels safe?
What is dermabrasion?

Part 9. Other Treatments/Experimental Methods
Questions 95–100 address alternative and experimental treatments for acne, such as:
Are herbal supplements safe for acne? Do they work for acne?
How does photodynamic therapy work?
How do I know if a treatment I heard about in the media will work?


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