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Caring for a child with acne


Handouts from the Society for Pediatric Dermatology

PDF downloadAcne (short version)
TranslationsFrench | Spanish
Handout includes:

  • What is acne and why so I have pimples?

  • What can I do to help the acne go away

  • How should I use my acne medications?

  • Tips for using your acne medications correctly

  • Pregnancy and acne treatment

  • Sample acne treatment plan

PDF downloadAcne (long version)
Handout includes:

  • Why do I have acne/pimples?

  • What causes my acne?

  • Should a physician treat my acne?

  • Skin hygiene: How should I wash my skin?

  • Acne treatments

  • Topical acne medications/recommendations for use

  • Oral acne medications/side effects

  • Extra information for preadolescent acne

  • Your acne treatment plan


This content was created in partnership with The Society for Pediatric Dermatology.

If you are a parent or guardian of a child with a dermatologic condition, the American Academy of Dermatology, in partnership with The Society for Pediatric Dermatology, offers a wealth of resources.

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