What is Acne Comedones: its symptoms, and facts?
Acne Comedones are the lesions/papules (small bumps) found frequently on the chin and forehead of the people having acne mainly due to oil and dead skin cells or trapped hair follicles.
Acne is a common condition in adolescents that generally occurs in 70-80% of adolescents.
- Non-inflammatory and can be open or closed
- Affects both male and female and all races
- Does not require lab test or imaging
- They are common and not risky
- Can be easily treated at home or clinic
Comedones acne usually appears on forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. A comedone is a result of the blocked hair follicle and turns into acne if left unattended. They are two types; blackheads and whiteheads.
Ages affected – Affects all ages but common in teenagers (both boys and girls).
The common symptoms include small bumpy acne papules. For mild acne comedones, OTC acne-creams can be used. If acne comedones get severe, it is always recommended to consult a dermatologist.
- People may experience
- Small red fleshy spots
Self-care: Try not touching and squeezing the acne, usage of mild soap and cleanser can be recommended, use of less makeup, water-based and oil-free makeup, avoid direct exposure to sun, and certain dietary changes.
Medications: Benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, azelaic acid, nicotinamide, retinoids, oral antibiotics, oral contraceptive pill (for females), and isotretinoin. (Must be taken only on prescription)
Specialists: Visit a dermatologist. At mfine we are here to help you with all your medical condition and diseases by providing online consultation from trained doctors and specialists. Download mfine today and get instant consultation.