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Sign and symptoms of acne

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  • Pimples, blackheads or whiteheads on the face and may also on the shoulders, chest and trunk region
  • Skin eruptions may be painful and may leads to hardening scarring of the skin
  • Small scars may eventually vanish but larger scar may persist
  • It is more common in teenagers
  • Factors that trigger acne are mainly 
  • Hormonal changes
  • Genetic factors
  • Excessive sweating
  • Use of certain medications

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Do and Don’ts of acne

  • Use mild, non-drying soap for the skin
  • Wash the affected skin only once or twice in a day
  • Avoid excessive scrubbing, squeezing, scratching or rubbing and repeatedly touching the pimples
  • Do not use greasy or oily cosmetics
  • Over-the counter (OTC) medication can be used

Advice from Your Physician

Consult your physician if:

  • Acne persists for long time and worsens even after precautions and OTC medication
  • Acne in elderly women may indicate underlying serious disorder

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Surgical Intervention

Surgical and cosmetic intervention might be considered in serious acne and scar.

Written by: healthplus24.com team

Date last updated: April 04, 2016