Speaker: Amgen, Valeant. Grants: Valeant. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Acne is one of the most common dermatologic diseases, affecting million people each year in the United States. While best known as a bothersome part of puberty, affecting approximately 85 percent of young people , acne can persist or even start in adulthood, causing emotional and physical distress and sometimes permanent disfigurement.
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While these three ingredients pack a powerful punch when it comes to wound care, they should be avoided when it comes to acne care. But there are different types of bacteria—and the antibiotics in TAOs are not effective at fighting the acne-causing bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes. TAOs are made up of antibacterials that are not designed to be used over prolonged periods of time.