Acne

What is Acne?

Acne vulgaris is a common skin disease characterized by scaly red skin , blackheads , whiteheads , pimples & possibly scarring.

What are the causes?

  • Overactive sebaceous glands
  • Blockages in follicles
  • Bacterial infections
  • Inflammation
  • Hormonal changes related to menstrual cycle , pregnancy , birth control pills
  • Greasy cosmetics
  • High glycaemic load food
  • Side effects of certain drugs

(commonly appear on face , shoulders , trunk , arms , legs & buttocks)

What are the symptoms?

  • Scaly red skin
  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Papules
  • Pimple
  • Scarring
  • Cysts

What is the treatment?

  1. Medication
  2. Antiseptics
  3. Antibiotics
  4. Topical retinoids
  5. Oral retinoids
  6. Antinflammatory drugs
  7. Phytotherapy
  8. Laser treatment

How to prevent acne?

  • Keep your face clean
  • Moisturize
  • Avoid greasy cosmetics
  • Keep your hands off your face
  • Have balanced diet
  • Drink enough water
  • Exercise daily
  • Remain stress free
  • Sleep well
  • Be always happy

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