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Dermatology Center of North Mississippi PA
(662) 844-6272
516 Pegram Dr
Tupelo, MS
 
Jeffrey C Houin
(662) 844-6272
516 Pegram Dr
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Dermatology

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Dr.Jeffrey Houin
(662) 844-6272
516 Pegram Drive
Tupelo, MS
Gender
M
Speciality
Dermatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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James Lee Ballard, MD
(662) 842-7016
811 Garfield St
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: North Mississippi Med Ctr, Tupelo, Ms

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John Davis Burk, MD
(662) 844-6272
516 Pegram Dr
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1975

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Burk, John D MD - Dermatology Center of North MS
(662) 844-6272
516 Pegram Dr
Tupelo, MS
 
Houin Jr, Jeffrey C MD - Dermatology Center of North MS
(662) 844-6272
516 Pegram Dr
Tupelo, MS
 
Ballard James L Jr MD PA
(662) 842-7016
811 Garfield St
Tupelo, MS
 
John D Burk
(662) 844-6272
516 Pegram Dr
Tupelo, MS
Specialty
Dermatology

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Jeffrey Charles Houin Jr, MD
(662) 844-6272
516 Pegram Dr
Tupelo, MS
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1992

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Acne Treatments - A Brief Users Guide For Parents, Teens And The Rest Of Us

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by Mark MacKay

Treating acne depends on the type and severity of your acne. Treatment also depends on how dry or oily your skin is, if you are male or female, if you are taking any medications, if you are pregnant or might be soon. These various factors affect your treatment options and can make any one size fits all acne treatment method ineffective.

Lucky their are numerous acne treatment options, so while you might not find one that works the first time, do not give up just try another. Do to the numerous acne treatments available today doctors can control most acne outbreaks; with greater success the earlier treatments are started. Hopping your acne will go away will not work, your local pharmacy is filled with many over the counter medications you can try, or visit your doctor who can prescribe more powerful treatments if needed.

The most popular way to treat mild to moderate acne is by using a topical treatment. These treatments can be in the form of a gel, cream, lotion or on a pad. They are applied to the surface of your skin, hence the name topical. The two main over the counter topic treatments are Salicylic acid and Benzoyl peroxide. Prescription Salicylic acid and Benzoyl peroxide are also available in stronger doses if required. Doctors my also prescribe ointments containing sulfur, tetracycline, erythromycin or a retinoid. Many times you will need to use a combination of the above treatments for best results.

Salicylic acid and retinoids are used to treat the clogged hair follicles that are causing the acne lesions. They penetrate the pores and help the dead skin cells dissolve. Benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, tetracycline and erythromycin are antibacterial ointments used to treat the inflammation and kill the bacteria in the blocked follicles.

For people with moderate to server acne, in addition to topical treatments they my also require some type of oral medication to treat their acne. The three types of oral medications are antibiotics, hormones, and isotretinoins. All three require a prescription.

Tetracycline, erythromycin, clindamycin, and doxycycline are the most common prescribed antibiotics. They work by being absorbed through the digestive system, then into the blood, and then into the hair follicles where they kill bacteria and reduce inflammation. This option would be used when topical antibiotic treatments were unsuccessful.

Hormones are an option available to treat teenage girls and women with acne. They are usually taken in the form of a birth control pill. They work by increasing the level of female hormones in the bloodstream. This helps reduce the production of androgen, which will then reduce the production of sebum.

For severe acne, isotretinoin is often used. It is a powerful drug that treats acne by stopping all of the changes in the skin that causes acne. It kills bacteria, reduces sebum production, and slows the growth of skin cells.

All of the above acne t...

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