Acne pp 231-232 | Cite as

Acne Detergicans

  • Gerd Plewig
  • Albert M. Kligman


Acne patients generally overwash, hoping to moderate the disease by removing oil. Occasionally it is harmful, for some soaps contain comedogenic substances. Specialty items containing tars or sulfur are easy to spot but more ordinary soaps excessively used can become troublesome, especially if certain bacteriostatic substances are present.


Lauric Acid Potassium Salt Acne Patient Posterior Trunk Body Washer 
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  1. Mills, O.H., Kligman, A.M.: Acne detergicans. Arch. Derm. 111, 65–68 (1975).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Plewig
    • 1
  • Albert M. Kligman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of MunichMunich 2Germany
  2. 2.School of Medicine, Duhring LaboratoriesUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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