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Keep Your Phone Little Away from Face to Beat Acne
(image) Acne is a skin condition that causes spots and pimples,especially on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest, and upper arms. It's easy to avoid skin problems like acne by taking simple precautions. Drink sufficient water everyday and keep your phone a little away from your face for starters, suggest experts. Uma Singh, Medical Consultant for Ozone Organic Advantage, and Shikhee Agrawal, Head Trainer at The Body Shop, have shared a few tips: Have a glass of water every hour. For glowing ...



Gene Mutations in Rare Skin Disorder Identified, Paving the Way for Better Treatment
(image) bHighlights:/b ul class="group-list punch-points" liIchthyosis is a rare genetic skin disorder that is characterized by dry and thickened skin/li liMutation in KDSR gene causes ichthyosis, finds a research by scientists at Yale University/li liThe team also found that an acne medication called isotretinoin can treat ichthyosis /li/ul A commonly used medication can help treat a skin disorder called Ichthyosis, according to a research by Yale scientists. The research team ...



Omalizumab Drug: Asthma Medication Could Help Skin Disorder Patients
(image) bHighlights/b ul class="group-list punch-points"liSkin disorder like urticaria or hives results in red itchy patches on the skin./li liNew study finds asthma medication to be significantly beneficial in treating urticaria./li liOmalizumab drug found to improve symptoms in patients with physical or inducible forms./li/ul Omalizumab drug used in the treatment of asthma may benefit patients who develop itchy wheals in response to cold or friction. A research team from the ...



Here's How To Keep Acne At Bay
(image) Acne come uninvited, and can stay on for long, it is a common problem that most of us go through. Drinking lots of water, eating a balanced diet and keeping the skin clean can help you keep them at bay, says an expert. Chiranjiv Chhabra, dermatologist at Skin Alive, lists simple tips to keep acne away. Keep the skin clean. The first step of skin care is to clean it thoroughly. If not done regularly, it leads to acne. Be very gentle while you clean your skin. Hard scrubbing will only make your skin condition worse....



Include Milk in your beauty regime for soft and clear skin
(image) Milk plays multiple role in our life. Don't just sip milk, but also include it in your beauty regime for soft and clear skin, says an expert. Tanya Joshi, Senior Dietician and Nutritionist at Freshmen's Valley, lists out some ways milk can be used for skincare. It can be used a cleanser. Milk drives out all the dirt and dead skin cells from the clogged pores, preventing further blackheads and acne. It also removes fats from the oily areas and moisturises dry skin areas. Use: Dab a ...



Basic Steps To Help You Get Rid of Acne
(image) You can use cosmetics to cover up some facial flaws, but if you have acne on your face, you can't completely hide it. Washing your face with mild cleanser and keeping hair spray and styling gel away from your skin can help you in a big way. Karuna Malhotra, Cosmetologist from Cosmetic Skin and Homeo Clinic, lists steps that one should follow religiously to get rid of acne. Wash your face with mild cleanser only once or twice a day with lukewarm water. Avoid scrubbing or using harsh abrasive products....



Simple, Easy Remedies to Get Rid of Blackheads
(image) Cinnamon and honey can help in combating blackheads that appear due to pores becoming clogged with oil and dead skin, says beauty expert. Priyanka Tyagi, trainee head of Skeyndor India, has shared tips on how to get rid of blackheads from your face. *Baking soda: Baking soda isn't just for baking or keeping your refrigerator smelling fresh. The antiseptic quality of it makes it a wonderful product for your skin. It works as an exfoliant to scrub away dead skin cells leaving skin soft and smooth....



Simple Tips To Keep Acne At Bay
(image) Acne can occur due to various reasons. It could be a genetic problem or hormonal or constipation or simply lifestyle issues. Remove all make-up before you go to bed, go for regular clean-ups and use clean brushes and sponges to avoid skin problems like acne, says an expert. Bharti Taneja, aesthetician, cosmetologist, Founder-director of ALPS Beauty Academy and Group, has shared a few tips: bRemove All Makeup Before Going to Bed:/b The leftover make-up traces can mingle with the ...



Pimples Haunt Metrosexual Men As Well
(image) "Acne or pimples are not just a hassle for teenagers or women but they also haunt metrosexual men. Keep yourself hydrated and don't touch them to do away with pimples", says skin expert, Chandrika Mahindra. Mahindra, of the Himalaya Drug Company, shares a few tips: * Wash your face two to three times which will help in energising your skin and removing the dust particles, but don't go overboard. Use men's face wash regularly to clean your face. Products with natural ingredients are gentle and effective for fighting pimple problems....



Clear Off Acne Using Lemon With These 5 Simple Tips
(image) Acne is a common skin problem that starts when oil and dead skin cells clog up the pores. Getting rid of acne scars can be difficult than eliminating acne. Dr.Aakriti Mehra, consultant dermatologist, Enhance Clinics, shares some home remedies using lemon to remove acne scars. bLemon Juice Application:/b Take lemon juice in a small bowl, soak a cotton ball in it and squeeze out the excess juice from it. Apply the lemon juice to the acne-affected area. Leave it on the skin for 10 minutes or till the lemon juice dries out completely....



Skin Damage, Acne Due to Overuse of Beauty Creams
(image) The root cause for acne may be the overuse of fairness and beauty creams leading to thinning of skin, a leading dermatologist said. "The obvious side-effect of using beauty creams on face is thinning of the skin. Daily use of these creams leads to growth of acne besides skin losing its tightness and becoming thinner in return," said Rohit Batra, a skin doctor, at Acne India Summit held at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. The one-day programme was aimed at providing education and refreshing knowledge of practicing dermatologists regarding acne....



Psychological Stress Linked To Skin Problems In College Students
(image) High levels of psychological stress among college students are linked with skin problems, according to a new study by researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) and Temple University. The study, published by the international, peer-reviewed journal iActa Dermato-Venereologica/i aimed to assess the relationship between perceived psychological stress and the prevalence of various skin symptoms in a large, randomly selected sample of undergraduate students....



Cystic Acne Treatment Hindered By Excessive Use of Antibiotics
(image) Prolonged usage of ineffective antibiotics instead of prescribing the correct treatment method for severe acne leads to overuse and antibiotic resistance, revealed a new study.A Study conducted by researchers at the NYU Langone Medical Center analyzed the medical records of its patients visiting the center for acne treatment. The study was published in the iJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology/i."Our study suggests that physicians need to recognize within weeks, not months, when patients ...



Mumbai-Based Drug Firm Gets USFDA Approval For Acne Treatment Medicine
(image) Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has received approval from the US health regulator for its new acne treatment drug called XiminoTM extended-release capsules.The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has approved the company's supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for XiminoTM (Minocycline HCl) extended-release capsules in strengths of 45 mg, 90 mg and 135 mg, stated Sun Pharma. XiminoTM extended-release capsules are indicated for inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in patients 12 years of age and older....



Women With History Of Acne During Adolescence Maybe At Risk For Developing Cancer
(image) People who are prone to get acne may be more susceptible to developing certain cancers suggests evidence. Acne maybe linked to increased risk of melanoma and breast cancer. From hormonal fluctuations to genetic problems, acne can be caused by a number of different factors, and is undoubtedly one of the most dreaded skin conditions, particularly in teens. According to a study, women with a history of severe acne as a teenager were 44% more likely to develop melanoma. Also they were 17% more likely ...



Follow These Skin Care Tips to Get an Acne Free Skin This Monsoon
(image) Acne is a common skin problem and is usually treatable. It is typically characterized by areas of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, greasy skin, and possibly scarring. Acne may worsen during monsoon season. Skin expert Madhu Arora, franchise owner of capital-based Blush Clinic, suggests how to combat acne during monsoon- * Using products that have anti-acne qualities. Use a gel-based face wash followed by a toner and then a gel-based moisturizer for the skin. Salicylic acid based soaps are good for acne prone skin on back and arms....



For a Spotless Skin Keep Away from Vitamin B12 as It Leads to Facial Acne
(image) For all those who are longing for a clean and clear skin, a new ULCA research has revealed that staying away from vitamin B12 will keep off painful acne. The study findings suggest that the activity of the vitamin tweaks how genes behave in the facial bacteria, and promote inflammation which leads to pimples. By shedding light on one mechanism behind vitamin B12's role in acne, this UCLA finding may identify drug targets that lead to new treatments for acne. The research is published in iScience Translational Medicine....



Listen to the Dermatologist, Keep Skin Problems at Bay This Summer
(image) Summer season brings along some common problems like acne, heat rash and dryness. Simple tips from experts always helps you keep away from skin problems. Kiran Lohia, Medical director, Lumiere Dermatology, doles out some tips: ul class="group-list"li Heat Rash: Red bumps and itchy rash on the skin is called heat rash. It usually occurs in hot weather. This rash affects almost any area of the body./li bSolution:/b Avoid going out in the sun and try spending most of your time in shade....



Breakthrough in Dermatology: Treat Acne with a New High Tech Procedure
(image) Scientists from the University of California Santa Barbara and Sebacia have developed a novel approach to treat acne using a high-tech combination of ultrasound, gold coated particles and lasers. Acne is caused bya build up of oily sebum and the hair, dirt and other materials which it traps leading toblocked pores. This blockage results in inflammation and infection, which manifest as lesions on the skin. The technique inhibits the production of sebum, getting down to the root cause of the issue....



Easter Egg Hunts Can Lead to Skin Problems in Some Children
(image) Some kids and adults are allergic to nickel and may develop rashes when they come in close contact with it. They also may react to foods such as peanuts, chocolate, oats and processed American cheese, which contain a significant amount of nickel. A new Pediatric Dermatology study presents 4 clinical cases of hypersensitivity in children due to chocolate consumption at Easter. They all developed dermatitis flares approximately 48 to 96 hours after the holiday and admitted to binging on chocolate during their Easter Egg hunts....



Acne Treatment With New Antioxidant Found in Grapes
(image) Resveratrol, an antioxidant derived from grapes and found in wine, works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne, found UCLA researchers. The team also found that combining resveratrol with a common acne medication, benzoyl peroxide, may enhance the drug's ability to kill the bacteria and could translate into new treatments. Published in the current online edition of the journal iDermatology and Therapy/i, the early lab findings demonstrated that resveratrol and benzoyl peroxide ...



New Treatment to Eliminate Acne Developed
(image) Jay Hartenbach, a 24-year-old biomedical engineer and long time acne sufferer has revolutionized acne treatment with his new finding. After unsuccessfully trying to clear his skin with existing acne treatments, Jay founded Clearall, an innovative acne system that combines internal and external treatment. Clearall's patent-pending treatment eliminates acne by stopping excessive oil production and inflammation of the skin. As an aspiring entrepreneur, Jay saw the perfect ...



New App Exclusively for Acne Sufferers
(image) New iPhone app called 'diet and acne' created by Northwestern University scientists helps acne sufferers understand how certain food affect their skin conditions. "Diet and acne app," can be downloaded from the iTunes app store for free. It uses data from a systematic analysis of peer-reviewed research studies to show people if there is or is not scientific evidence linking acne to foods such as chocolate, fat, sugar and whey protein. Diana Cohen, M.D., creator of the app, designed ...



Right Skin Care Product Key to Preventing Acne This Summer
(image) Delhi-based dermatologist Kiran Lohia shares some of the ways through which you can prevent acne this summer. * Wash your face only twice a day: When you overwash your face, your skin signals your oil glands to overproduce oil, making it even more greasy. So, limit the excessive skin cleansing so that your skin can naturally balance itself. * Don't use soap: Soaps can damage skin by making it drier, rougher and more permeable to bacteria. * Look for face washes with salicylic acid ...



During Pregnancy, Acne may Dampen the Glowing Skin Effect
(image) A number of pregnant women are bothered by acne flares caused by an increase in androgen hormones, which may put a dampener on the glowing skin effect. To some, acne may seem trivial given the serious problems that could arise during pregnancy. However, dermatologists note that pregnant patients with acne are often more self-conscious of their ever-changing appearance, which can affect one's overall mood. The good news is that acne that occurs during pregnancy can be safely treated with ...



Acne Bacteria Get Transferred from Humans to Plants!
(image) In the many cases where humans have transferred bacteria to a plant, a new case has been reported where the bacteria that cause acne has been transferred to grapevines. Researchers from Italy analysed bacterial colonies growing on the common grapevine Vitis vinifera in the northeast. They were shocked to find a relative of exclusively human-seeking pathogen Propionibacterium acnes - that plagues the skin of humans worldwide - living in the bark of the plant. They believe farmers transferred ...



Vitamin A Used In Acne Medications May Now Help Deal With Autoimmune Disorders
(image) Vitamin A, which teens commonly use to deal with acne, may actually hold benefits that are more than just skin deep. That's because an international team of researchers have found that it may also help keep the immune system under control for people with autoimmune disorders or those who have received transplants. This finding was published in the February 2014 issue of the emJournal of Leukocyte Biology/em. "The results will help us to use the different protocol of Treg induction for clinical ...



Fatty Acids from Algae Useful in Acne Treatment
(image) Some researchers from the University of Stirling suggest that the fatty acids obtained from algae can be used to treat acne. The vast oceans covering the earth still remain a mystery as to what exactly remains covered within the deep waters. One of the areas of interest has been to find if the flora and fauna from the oceans have any medicinal properties. Several positive findings have been made in this regard. Among the marine plants, algae have been used for their nutritive as well as their medicinal properties....



Use of Birth Control Pills for the Treatment of Acne
(image) Studies indicate that certain birth control pills can be used to treat severe acne in girls and women. a href="http:www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/acne.htm" target="_blank"Acne/a is a common skin condition that usually affects adolescents. Pimples flare up on the facial skin due to underlying hormonal changes that are seen at this age. Excessive androgens in the blood cause increased sebum production in the a href="http:www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/skindisorder....



Skin Problems Due To Monsoon Season? Check Out These Cool Body Therapies
(image) During the monsoon season, the skin tends to suffer a lot of problems. With humidity levels so high, the skin can't breathe easily, but a few rejuvenating natural therapies can correct the problem. Try out treatments made of mint, rose oil and many more: - Rice-curd-rose oil scrub: It is a cream-based moisturising scrub that gently removes dead cells leaving the skin soft. The scrub also helps to remove tan and prevents cell damage by neutralising free radicals. - Mint massage: Made ...



Acne Made Me Depressed, Says Singer-songwriter Adam Levine
(image) The Maroon 5 band member, singer-songwriter Adam Levine says bad painful acne on his face left him "depressed" when he was in school. He also believes that a person should combat acne to improve self-confidence. "When I was in high school and I had acne, I spent a lot of time sulking in my room. I was depressed. I was not happy," femalefirst.co.uk quoted Levine as saying. "High school is hard enough, but having this problem and knowing that everyone is looking at you in the hallways ...



Acne Pill, Which Doubles Up as a Contraceptive, Has More Benefits Than Risks
(image) The safety of the acne drug Diane-35, which has also been used as a contraceptive, has now been confirmed by a EU medicines watchdog, despite oppositions from France, which has suspended its use. The CMDh, which groups EU drug agencies, agreed with a ruling by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) two weeks ago that the benefits of Diane-35 outweighed the risks of developing blood clots. The CMDh decision, by 26 votes to France's one, agreed with an EMA proposal that the drug should be prescribed ...



Want A Method To Cure Acne Without Elaborate Face Packs? Read On To Know More
(image) You can clear off acne from your face with the help of face packs made from a concoction of natural ingredients. Single ingredients like unprocessed honey, toothpaste and vinegar can also do the job well. Vedika Trivedi, a professional from Jawed Habib's hair and beauty salon chain, explains how to use them effectively: Raw honey: Apply unprocessed honey directly on the affected area. Its antiseptic properties will help to get rid of acne soon. Vinegar: Wherever you see acne on your face, apply apple cider vinegar....



EU Agency Says Acne Pill Benefits Outweigh Blood Clot Risk
(image) The benefits of acne drug Diane-35, also widely used as a contraceptive, outweigh the risk of developing blood clots in the veins, said Europe's medicines watchdog. The clot risk was "low", said a European Medicines Agency (EMA) ruling on a French-initiated review of the drug's safety. But it stressed Diane-35 and its generics should only be used when alternative acne treatments had failed and said measures must be taken to minimise the blood clot risk. "These medicines should ...



Fight Acne at Home
(image) Natural face packs made of fruits and herbs can help in getting rid of acne. Chandrika Mahendra, senior research scientist, R (and) D, The Himalaya Drug Company, shares few home remedies for treating acne. Aloe Vera-turmeric pack: Aloe vera is rich in enzymes, polysaccharides and nutrients that exhibit antibacterial and antifungal action. Aloe Vera acts as a natural barrier against toxins, and nourishes and softens the skin and maintains its natural moisture balance. Turmeric is an excellent exfoliating agent....






What Exactly Causes Acne Identified
(image) Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have managed to identify what exactly causes acne, leading to hopes that a new treatment can be developed in future that can put an end to many a sleepless nights among teens. The UCLA researchers conducted a joint study with researchers at Washington University in St Louis and the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute and found that all the people carry two strains of acne causing bacteria on their skin and the increased levels of ...



Effective Treatment for Vitiligo Skin Disorder Identified
(image) A new genetically modified protein developed by scientists reverses the skin disorder vitiligo in mice. The modified protein is potentially the first effective treatment for vitiligo, which causes unsightly white patches on the face, hands and other parts of the body. Loyola University Chicago has submitted a patent application for the protein, and researchers are seeking regulatory approval and funding for a clinical trial in humans. I. Caroline Le Poole, PhD, and colleagues describe ...



Study Explores Link Between Diet and Acne
(image) In a recent study it was found that high glycemic index diet and dairy products was associated with the development of acne. More than 17 million Americans suffer from acne, mostly during their adolescent and young adult years. Acne influences quality of life, including social withdrawal, anxiety, and depression, making treatment essential. Since the late 1800s, research has linked diet to this common disease, identifying chocolate, sugar, and fat as particular culprits, but beginning ...






Mayo Clinic Study Finds Skin Problems to be the Most Common Reason for a Visit to the Doctor
(image) Skin problems, back pain and joint disorders are the three most common reasons why people often visit their doctors, a new study conducted by Mayo Clinic researchers reveals. "Much research already has focused on chronic conditions, which account for the majority of health care utilization and costs in middle-aged and older adults," says Jennifer St. Sauver, Ph.D., primary author of the study and member of the Population Health Program within the Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery....



Acne Treatments Become More Difficult Due to Antibiotic Resistance
(image) Propionibacterium acnes, also known as P acnes, have developed resistance to antibiotics that would usually help in diminishing their numbers and considerably reducing the occurrence of acne, researchers say. With the boom in the cosmetic industry, particularly for anti-acne products that claim to work within a week or so, P. acnes has turned, not so surprisingly, immune to the antibiotics and has posed challenges for the production of new products for the resistant species. bThe minute menace:/b P....



Skin Virus Could Treat Acne
(image) A harmless virus living on our skin could help fight acne. The Sept. 25 online edition of the American Society for Microbiology''s imBio/i publishes the findings by scientists at UCLA and the University of Pittsburgh. "Acne affects millions of people, yet we have few treatments that are both safe and effective," said principal investigator Dr. Robert Modlin, chief of dermatology and professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA....



Acne Drug Users At High Risk of Developing Eye Infections
(image) Teenagers who take popular medications like Accutane or Roaccutane to treat acne are at increased risk of developing eye infections such as conjunctivitis (pink eye) or sties, warn researchers. Clinicians have long theorized a connection between acne and eye infections, but there was little available statistical research on the subject, according to Dr. Gabriel Chodick of TAU's School of Public Health at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine. "Acne itself can increase the risk of ocular diseases....



Natural Cure to Acne
(image) Thyme (medicinal herb) could be more effective at treating skin acne than prescription creams, shows research. Further clinical testing could lead to an effective, gentler treatment for the skin condition. Researchers from Leeds Metropolitan University tested the effect of thyme, marigold and myrrh tinctures on Propionibacterium acnes - the bacterium that causes acne by infecting skin pores and forming spots, which range from white heads through to puss-filled cysts. The group found that ...



Laser Treatment Improves Color and Texture of Acne Scars
(image) bWorried about the scars your acne has left on your face? Here is some good news: acne scars can be improved with respect to color and texture using laser treatment, according to a recently published review article/b. Acne scars may vary in terms of color. Red-colored acne scars appear due to dilated small blood vessels just below the skin. Brown scars are due to excessive pigmentation whereas white scars are due to lack of pigmentation. Treatment with laser therapy varies according to the color of the scar....



Baby With Rare Skin Disorder Born in Bhopal
(image) A hospital in Bhopal has reported the birth of a baby with a rare inherited skin disorder. The baby is born in a collodion membrane, a shiny waxy outer layer over the skin that resembles a plastic wrap. The disorder, lamellar ichthyosis, affects around one in 600,000 people, doctors said Friday. The baby was born at JP Hospital here Wednesday. "The first such baby had born in 1892, and till now only 400 cases of collodion babies are recorded in the world," said Prabhakar Tiwari of JP Hospital....



There is a Link Between Overweight and Acne in Teen Girls
(image) Most teens cannot get past this stage without having acne, yet a new survey has pointed out that overweight girls in their late teens carry double the risk than their normal -weight counterparts to suffer from acne during these tumultuous years. A recent survey of Norwegian teenagers has seen a connection between obesity and acne. During the study, researchers took into account other factors like diet, smoking, and mental distress. The finding revealed that obese girls carried a double risk of suffering from acne....



Stress in Workplace Could Cause Painful Acne In Women Beyond 25
(image) Stress could be a leading factor in developing unsightly and painful acne in working women even if they never had spots as teenagers. Stress makes the adrenal glands release male hormones, which trigger more oil production, blocking pores, and with 66 percent of UK mothers working, it has led to a new generation of women battling pimples. Researchers from the Nantes University Hospital in France also reported that adult acne takes a different form as compared to teenage spots, although the reasons are not yet completely understood....



Oral Antibiotics for Acne Linked to Increased Incidence of Sore Throat
(image) A new study published in the Archives of Dermatology suggests a link between acne medication and sore throats and said that those who took oral antibiotics for the skin condition were more likely to suffer from sore throats. The researchers admitted that they were not sure why oral antibiotics increased the risk of sore throats, but suggested that the medications may change the balance of bacteria in the throat, leading to the infection-causing strains to multiply. Lead researcher Dr David Margolis, ...