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Acne – All you need to know

About

When dead skin cells and skin oil clog hair follicles, it leads to a chronic skin ailment known as acne vulgaris or acne.
Acne is the 8th most recurring disease globally, affecting 80-90% of teenagers worldwide. [2]

-- Treatable by a medical professional
-- Doesn’t require a medical diagnosis
-- Lab tests or imaging rarely required
-- Long-term: it takes years for pimples to subside
Increase in testosterone commonly begets acne, though the primary cause is often accredited to hereditary reasons.
Ages affected: Between 0 and 13: More often; Between 14 and 40: Predominant; Above 40 – Less often

Symptoms

Requires a medical diagnosis:
Symptoms vary from blackheads, to huge pus-filled pimples and red bumps. Hypertrophic scars and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) are common acne symptoms.

People may experience:
● Skin – whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules, cystic lesions, etc.
● Faintness, difficulty in breathing
● Swelling of the face, eyes, tongue or lips

Treatment

Self-care:
Patients are advised to use antibacterial soaps to cleanse themselves. Ointments having salicylic acid extract or clindamycin are proven to be helpful.

Medications:
Anti-inflammatory medicines, antiseptics, Vitamin A derivatives, and antibiotics are commonly prescribed by dermatologists to cure acne.

Specialists:
Dermatologists at mfine are some of the finest experts in their field, you shouldn’t miss out on their advice and treatment. Talk to them at www.mfine.co.

Dermatologist

Dr. Girish Panth

Dr. Girish Panth

MD- Dermatology

33+ years exp

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Apollo Hospitals

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. D. Indira

Dr. D. Indira

MD, DVL - Dermatology (PGIMER, Chandigarh)

25+ years exp

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Aster Prime Hospital

Hyderabad

Dermatologist

Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

MD - Dermatology

25+ years exp

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North Bangalore Hospital

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

MRCGP (UK), M.B.B.S, Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine

24+ years exp

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Primecare Hospital

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

MS Gen.Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), MRCS (Ireland), MRCGP, DFFP, MCh Plastic Surge...

21+ years exp

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KIMS Hospital

Hyderabad

Dermatologist

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

MD - DVL,

17+ years exp

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Apollo Hospitals

Bangalore

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