Thursday, February 24, 2011

Does Acne Need a Doctor's Advice?

If your acne is well controlled by gently washing with soap and water, and by using over-the-counter lotions or creams, you may not have to visit your doctor.

On the other hand, the University of Michigan Health System says you should see your doctor if:
  •  Your acne keeps getting worse.
  •  You have large, fluid-filled pimples that may feel hard to the touch. This is called cystic acne.
  •  Your acne keeps you from social activities, such as parties or dates.
  •  You are depressed or very embarrassed because of acne.
  •  Either or both your parents had severe acne that caused permanent scars.
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