100 Questions & Answers About Acne

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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’ ...

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Overview

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.

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Reviewer: Patricia Wong, MD (Stanford University Medical Center)
Description: This book presents information about acne in the format of commonly asked questions with answers in laymen's language.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate acne sufferers about acne, treatments, and its causes. Medical personnel may find the information helpful in discussing acne with patients in language they can understand.
Audience: Patients with acne and nurses and physicians having difficulty explaining acne to their patients are the intended audience.
Features: A few simple diagrams illustrate the pathogenesis of acne, what causes comedones, etc. Tables list different types of medications used to treat acne and the different concentrations of alcohol for topical solutions. The simple explanations are the strength of the book.
Assessment: The book is most useful for the general public. Dermatologists will find the book extremely elementary.
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Reviewer: Patricia Wong, MD(Stanford University Medical Center)
Description: This book presents information about acne in the format of commonly asked questions with answers in laymen's language.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate acne sufferers about acne, treatments, and its causes. Medical personnel may find the information helpful in discussing acne with patients in language they can understand.
Audience: Patients with acne and nurses and physicians having difficulty explaining acne to their patients are the intended audience.
Features: A few simple diagrams illustrate the pathogenesis of acne, what causes comedones, etc. Tables list different types of medications used to treat acne and the different concentrations of alcohol for topical solutions. The simple explanations are the strength of the book.
Assessment: The book is most useful for the general public. Dermatologists will find the book extremely elementary.

2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763745691
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 8/16/2004
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 182
  • Sales rank: 976,587
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction v
Part 1. Acne Overview 1
What is acne?
Who gets acne?
What causes acne?
Part 2. Acne Myths and Facts 43
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 63
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 73
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 103
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 119
What is oral isotretinoin?
Am I a good candidate for oral isotretinoin?
How does isotretinoin work?
Part 7. Hormonal Treatments 137
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 149
What procedures can be used to treat acne?
Are chemical peels safe?
What is dermabrasion?
Part 9. Other Treatments/Experimental Methods 163
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?
Appendix 169
Glossary 171
Index 177
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