If you’ve ever dealt with acne, you know how much it truly sucks. It can feel like no matter how many prescription creams and drugstore serums you slather on your zits, and no matter how nicely you treat your face, your acne breakouts keep coming back with a vengeance.
Looking at daily dietary records of nearly 25,000 individuals, consumption of one portion of fatty and sugary food per day was tied to a 54% higher odds of currently suffering from acne (adjusted odds ratio 1.54, 95% CI 1.09-2.16), Laetitia Penso, MSc, of the University of Paris in France, and colleagues reported in JAMA Dermatology.
The typical customer of the “clean” cosmetics company Beautycounteris in her 30s, and historically anti-aging has been her biggest concern. But when the nearly 6-year-old company introduced a set of acne-control products in August, the line quickly became Beautycounter’s top skin care seller.
People who suffer from atopic dermatitis – a common form of eczema – might one day find relief in a treatment based on the compound that makes bee stings painful.
A few years ago, LCDR Ian A. Myles, MD, got a hunch about eczema, an itchy, infection-prone inflammatory skin disease that affects 13% of children and 7% of adults in the United States.
Ultraviolet light from the sun or from a manmade source like a tanning bed causes these raised, crusty growths. You’ll probably have more than one. Most turn red, but some can be tan or pinkish. See your doctor if you spot them: They can turn into cancer if not treated. The doctor may prescribe a cream, remove them with surgery, or freeze or burn them off.
It is difficult to regulate the abundance of medical information that is available to patients on the Internet. This systematic review evaluated content available online related to diet and 3 dermatologic conditions: acne, psoriasis, and eczema.