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Learn About the Causes of Acne and How to Manage Them

About:

Acne is the appearance of a skin bump characterized by oily skin, spots and skin that may be hot or painful to touch.

About 85 percent of people between the ages of 12 and 24 suffer from minor acne. [1]

- Self-diagonaisable, however medical diagnosis may be required
- Short term
- Treatable

Our skin is made up of tiny pores, which get blocked by oil, bacteria, dead skin cells and dirt. Every pore is an opening to a hair follicle. Due to excess oil being produced by the follicle and bacterial growth, a bump may develop there.

Symptoms

Symptoms generally vary as per the type of acne.
- Blackheads
- Whiteheads
- Papules (Small red bumps that feel sore and tender.)
- Pustules (Have a white center due to accumulation of pus.)
- Nodules (Large, hard and painful bumps beneath the skin.)
- Cysts

Treatment

Self-care: Maintaining personal hygiene and lightly washing the affected area with salicylic acid based solutions may help.

Medication: Benzoyl Peroxide, Retinoids, and Antibiotics depending on the kind of acne may be suggested by the specialist.

Therapies include Laser Treatment, Dermabrasion, and chemical peels.

Specialists:
Most cases of acne resolve within a short term. In case of recurrence and pain, you must consult a doctor. At mfine, you can contact us for any medical issues and receive accurate and professional guidance.

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