HealthyLife® Students' Self-Care Guide
Section I–Common Health Problems
Acne is a common skin condition. It occurs most often in teenagers and young adults, but can persist into adulthood.
Signs & Symptoms
The following occur on the face, neck, back, and/or shoulders:
Causes & Risk Factors
Foods and beverages, such as chocolate, nuts, greasy foods and cola do not cause acne. If you find that eating certain foods make your acne worse, avoid them.
Mild acne can be treated with self-care ( see below). When this is not enough, a health care provider can prescribe one or more of the following:
Questions to Ask
For Information, Contact:
American Academy of Dermatology
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March 21, 2007