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Acne: Answers at your Fingertips

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    ISBN: 9781859590737

Dr Tim Mitchell, Alison Dudley

Acne is the most common chronic skin condition of adolescents. It tends to begin at puberty and affects almost all teenagers to some extent. For most people, it tends to disappear by the time they reach their mid-20s, but some people may continue to have acne into their 40s and 50s.

Although extremely common, this condition can be very distressing and unpleasant. The authors have great experience of managing acne in their patients and this book offers a mass of practical advice and information about dealing with the problem. It also casts light on the many myths and misconceptions about the potential causes and cures.

This book answers hundreds of real questions, providing: 

Questions from the book include:

Table of Contents:
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 What is acne?
Part 3 What causes acne?
Part 4 You and your doctor
Part 5 Treatment from your GP
Part 6 Specialist treatments
Part 7 The physical scars
Part 8 Emotional scars
Part 9 Complementary and alternative treatment
Part 10 Sex, growing up and practical concerns
Part 11 Skin-care
Part 12 Research and future treatments

"By far the best book I have read on the subject."
Peter Lapsley, Chief Executive, Skin Care Campaign

About the Authors:
Dr Tim Mitchell MBCHB, DRCOG, DPD is a General Practitioner at Montpelier Health Centre in Bristol, with a special interest in dermatology. He is a founder member and Secretary of the Primary Care Dermatology Society and an advisor to the Associate Parliamentary Group on Skin.

Alison Dudley is Chief Executive of the Acne Support Group and a founder member and Director of the Skin Care Campaign. Alison is a guest lecturer for South Bank University, has toured the UK giving talks to GPs, nurses and pharmacists and had acne herself for a number of years.

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