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Pomona Sprout: "An excellent remedy for the more stubborn forms of acne, bubotuber pus. Should stop students resorting to desperate measures to rid themselves of pimples."
Hannah Abbott: "Like poor Eloise Midgen. She tried to curse hers off."
Pomona Sprout: "Silly girl. But Madam Pomfrey fixed her nose back on in the end."
Pomona Sprout and Hannah Abbott discuss Eloise Midgen's acne[src]

Acne is an infection of the skin, caused by changes in the sebaceous glands which usually happen during puberty.[1] Acne can be treated with a solution of Bubotuber pus.[2]

Acne is also a part of a Mandrake's maturing cycle; once their acne has cleared up they are ready for repotting and after that reach maturity.[3]

Eloise Midgen was known to have a bad case of acne [2] and many of her colleagues at Hogwarts School used her as the standard against which really bad acne was to be measured.[4]


Notes and references

  1. "Acne vulgaris" on Wikipedia
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 13 (Mad-Eye Moody)
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 13 (The Very Secret Diary)
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 17 (Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four)

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