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Posted by: BB | 2004/10/28

Acne carried over?

I'm 20 years of age and suffer from mild acne. My father had an extremely bad skin when he was young and my fiance as well.
Will my children suffer from acne? Will it be carried over?

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Dear BB

Acne is not a clear cut genetic disorder, but it sometimes clusters in families. Your children will be at increased risk, but it is by nomeans certain that they will be affected. On the positive side, the medical treatment of acne is constantly improving and there are very good prospects for effective management in the future.

Regards, Maritha

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