Inflammatory Acne in Asian Women May Be Aggravated By Air Pollution

The authors of a recent study report:

“The prevalence of acne is similar between Asian and Caucasian women, but Asian women have a higher prevalence of inflammatory acne. They also report their symptoms exacerbate during periods of high air pollution. “

https://www.dovepress.com/pollution-and-acne-is-there-a-link-peer-reviewed-article-CCID

Acne and Chocolate Revisited

A recent study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology revisits the concerns held by patients and parents that chocolate aggravates acne.  Dermatologists have downplayed this connection for years, but a small study of 54 college students suggests there way be some linkage between chocolate ingestion and acne.

http://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(16)01395-5/fulltext

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Study Compares Generic vs Branded Minocycline for Acne Treatment

This study compared the need for more intense treatment and administrative interactions following the use of the branded extended release minocycline versus the generic twice daily formulation.

Generic, twice-daily minocycline versus branded, extended-release minocycline for acne: A retrospective comparison of treatment escalation

Gupta, Preeta et al.
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology , Volume 76 , Issue 6 , 1195 – 1197

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