Clinical Reference Systems: Pediatric Advisor 10.0
Acne for Teenagers - Brief Version
What is acne?
Acne occurs when the oil glands of your skin become plugged.
More than 90% of teenagers have some acne. With acne you
will have blackheads, whiteheads (pimples), or red bumps are
on your face, neck, and shoulders.
How can I take care of myself?
Call your doctor during office hours if:
- The acne has not improved after you have treated it with
benzoyl peroxide for 2 months.
- It looks infected (large, red, tender bumps).
- You have other concerns or questions.