What about Acne in Children?

Written by on March 14, 2012 in Acne Treatments, in the news with 0 Comments

The following video from the American Acne & Rosacea Society will be interesting to those who are looking for more information about how to treat acne in children.

Children require special attention when presenting with acne as some of the adult treatments may be unsuitable for children.

The guidelines offer advice for adolescent acne, preadolescent acne, infantile and neonatal acne.

First-Ever Acne Treatment Guidelines for Children Revealed

By: BRUCE JANCIN, Family Practice News Digital Network


WAIKOLOA, HAWAII – New acne management recommendations from the American Acne and Rosacea Society are the first guidelines to specifically address pediatric acne.

Acne is a common problem, and the presentations and differential diagnosis differ among the various ages of childhood and adolescence. We had a strong desire to increase recognition and improve management of pediatric and adolescent acne across the spectrum of primary and specialty care," explained Dr. Lawrence F. Eichenfield, cochair of the guideline-writing panel comprised of general pediatricians, pediatric dermatologists, and acne experts.

Publication of the guidelines is pending, he noted. In the meantime, physicians can obtain an introduction to the guidelines, including full details of the treatment algorithms, while earning 1 hour of CME credit by viewing a 56-minute video featuring Dr. Eichenfield and other guideline panelists at www.acneandrosacea.org.

The AARS video is definitely worth viewing if you are looking for more information on how best to treat acne in children.

Video Link: AARS CME Webinar: National Pediatric Acne Guidelines of Care

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