Ailment: A condition that usually affects younger individuals with red facial sores found typically on face or back.

Odd Cure: Avoiding allergic contributions from cosmetics.

Rationale:  Technically, acne arises due to increased activity from a bacterial strain, Propionibacterium acnes - however, allergic reactions from cosmetics, shampoos, and facial cleansers may create "acne" like symptoms. This was evident in one case involving an individual with acne from ages 16-28. Several interventions were attempted including tetricycline, salicyclic acid, benzoyl peroxide, Accutane, and even expensive laser surgery. At 28 years of age, the individual switched brands of shampoo and the acne resolved. Recurrence was noted when using shampoos with similar ingredients.

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