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Acne – All you need to know
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. 
-- 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
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
Patients are advised to use antibacterial soaps to cleanse themselves. Ointments having salicylic acid extract or clindamycin are proven to be helpful.
Anti-inflammatory medicines, antiseptics, Vitamin A derivatives, and antibiotics are commonly prescribed by dermatologists to cure acne.
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.
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