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Description
Mostly referred to as acne vulgaris, this skin disorder occurs when the sebaceous gland the lining of the hair follicle become overactive because it results in clogging of the hair follicles due to accumulation of sebum and cells. This block or plug is referred to as comedo. Depending upon the location of the plug it is referred to as closed comedo or white head if it below the surface of the skin View more...
Causes
This condition mostly affects teenagers; however it could also affect adults between ages 25 and 30.
One of the main contributing factors due to which acne occurs is hormonal and testosterone is found to play a large role in causing acne.
Other factors include family history.
Prevention
Tips on preventing acne include the following:
It helps to use astringents to eradicate the excess oil that generally accumulates and contributes to acne formation;
Oil-free moisturizers can be used if the skin appears to be rough particularly after washing the face;
Water-based products are found to be more effective in comparison to oil or petroleum-based products;
Facial masks, especially View more...
Common Symptoms
Acne can be classified into two main factors; non-inflammatory and inflammatory acne; and the non-inflammatory variety generally occur as few whiteheads and blackheads on the face. It is the milder form of acne and can be treated with nonprescription medications. Most people suffer from this form of acne.
Rare Symptoms
Inflammatory acne consists of inflamed whiteheads and red pimples along with the development of pustules. This is a more severe form of acne and untreated it can lead to disfiguring cysts and deep, pitting scars of the face, neck, back, chest and groin. Prescription medication and in some cases surgery might be required to treat this form of acne.
Traditional Treatment
Physicians recommend some of the following to help treat mild acne:
• Nonprescription acne medication and apply regularly and these include drugs containing sulfur, resorcinol, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide, which are used in the treatment of mild acne.
• Washing the face and other affected area regularly with soap or cleanser that is mild and does not contain too many chemicals.
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Alternative Treatment
Herbal remedies include: Calendula; German chamomile; Witch hazel; Licorice root; Flaxseed and flaxseed oil; and also Tea Tree Oil.
Homeopathic treatment for acne includes the following: sulphur, sanguinaria, kali bromatum; antimonium crudum; asterias rubens; belladonna; hepar sulphur; calcarea silicate; nux vomica; arsenicum iodatum; causticum; chelidonium majus; graphites; psorinum; sabina; c View more...
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Research and Development
Blue light therapy, Homeopathy treatments(kali bromatum), Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Yoga, are all being researched as acne clearing treatments.
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