Acne: The 'At Your Fingertips' Guide (At Your Fingertips) by Tim Mitchell

By Tim Mitchell

Zits is the commonest continual pores and skin situation of teens, affecting as much as ninety five% of boys and eighty five% of stripling women. It has a tendency to start at puberty, and whereas for many humans it has a tendency to leave by the point they succeed in their mid-20s, a few humans may well proceed to have the illness till they achieve their 40s or 50s. victims locate it difficult to get solid info, particularly within the some ways of decreasing the impact of pimples on their paintings and social lives. This booklet solutions 1000's of genuine questions requested by means of individuals with pimples and their households to make sure that nobody must have to undergo or just 'put up' with this situation. confident, sensible suggestion on each point of dwelling with zits tips to therapy it, easy methods to disguise it, and the way to house hard-to-manage episodes. Medically actual and simple to appreciate solutions to genuine questions from individuals with pimples. suggestion at the most sensible how one can deal with zits and deal with pores and skin Lists agencies and internet sites to touch for additional aid, items and supportForeword via Peter Lapsley, leader government of the surface Care crusade.

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Another possibility is that you might have just finished taking a long course of the contraceptive pill and your skin is now reacting to the changing hormones. This may settle in time, although you should still be able to get effective treatment to keep your skin under control. A word about hormones We have made much of the role of hormones in acne and it is worth saying a little bit more about them before answering more questions. The hormones that are important in acne are the sex hormones, which start being produced in large quantities from puberty.

You may have heard of antiageing creams: these contain the same type of substance, although a beauty counter will only be able to sell a fairly diluted form of it. They act to prevent the formation of comedones, helping to remove the tiny blockages in the pores, so are ideal on their own if you just have the blackhead and whitehead type of acne. They can also be used in combination with benzoyl peroxide or an antibiotic, if necessary. Retinoids are also used in tablet form but are then available only from hospital doctors.

The practice will have a system for dealing with complaints that will either sort it out to your satisfaction or show you how to take it further. This is the best way to approach any complaint, because it will allow some discussion of all the issues in a less formal setting than if you complained direct to the primary care Acne ayf Final 31/10/02 12:36 pm Page 37 You and your doctor 37 organisation. Doctors often find it easier to say ‘Sorry’ in this situation as, once it goes outside the practice, they start to feel threatened and defensive.

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