Harry Potter Wiki


14,837pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
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)

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.