Acne For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 4, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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Acne is the most common skin disease in the United States, affecting more than 60 million adults and teenagers each year. Acne For Dummies addresses the causes of acne, and, most importantly, what can safely be done to cover it up, treat it, and minimize scarring. The book covers everything from daily skin care, over-the-counter acne preparations, and when to see a dermatologist to the hazards and benefits of prescription acne medications and the range of dermatological procedures available to erase aftereffects. Also covered are specific issues common to acne as seen in various ethnic groups and other skin problems, such as rosacea, a condition that people often mistake for acne.  
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Dealing with Acne
9
Getting Comfortable with the Skin Youre In
17
Taking Care of Your Skin
23
Tracing the Evolution of a Pimple
27
Classifying Acne
35
Figuring Out Your Acne
37
Addressing Acne in Adults
49
Managing Acne
137
and Other Isotretinoins
151
Searching for Weapons
167
Seeking Alternative Treatments
177
Dealing with Scars
189
Coping with the Psychological Scars
203
Reining in Rosacea
211
Examining Irritants and RosaceaProne Skin
217

Myth and Reality
61
Taking Care of Acne Over the Counter
73
Turning to the Pros to Treat
85
at Your Dermatologists Disposal
101
Going Generic
113
Taking the Oral Antibiotic Route
115
Hormonal Treatment for Women
129
Managing the Redness
225
Associated with Acne
243
Ten Terrific Acne and Rosacea Web Sites
251
Ten Things You Should Never Do to Your Skin
261
Glossary
269
of the Medications Listed in This Book
279
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About the author (2006)

Herbert P. Goodheart, MD, has been in the private practice of dermatology for over 25 years. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the Greater New York Dermatological Society. For 20 years, Dr. Goodheart was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Dermatology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, and is now an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai College of Medicine in New York City.

Dr. Goodheart is the author of Goodheart’s Photoguide of Common Skin Disorders, Diagnosis and Management, a clinical guide to assist the primary care provider and dermatologist-in-training in the identification and treatment of common skin disorders. The book, which is in its second edition, was a unanimous choice for first prize in dermatology at the annual British Medical Association Book Awards for 2004. He also is a contributing editor of Women’s Health in Primary Care, a medical journal for physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Dr. Goodheart’s monthly column, “Dermatology Rounds,” provides information on the wide spectrum of skin disorders affecting women.

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