Acne is the most common dermatologic condition presenting to the family physician’s office. It is usually found in patients between the ages of 12 and 25, with about 85% of teen-agers affected.1 It can present with a wide range of severity and may be the source of significant emotional, psychological, and physical scars. As teen-agers develop their self-image, the physical appearance of the skin can be critically important. Despite excellent medical treatments for this disorder, many patients (and their parents) view acne as a normal part of development and do not seek treatment. The importance of early treatment to prevent the physical and emotional scars cannot be overemphasized.
KeywordsContact Dermatitis Benzoyl Peroxide Seborrheic Dermatitis Secondary Syphilis Pyrithione Zinc
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