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What is acne?

Acne is a medical condition in which the hair follicles become clogged under the skin. After being clogged, the area gets inflamed and often gets foiled with a liquid discharge called pus formation on the skin, which often leads to outbreaks from different skin parts. It can be due to several reasons.

How do I know I have acne?

Acne can occur in all parts of the skin, either on the face, cheeks, forehead, shoulders, or back. You will know you have acne when you have:

  • Outbreaks 
  • Pus formation in the bulging 
  • The redness and inflammation of the skin 
  • Irritation or itching of the skin 

Acne is a symptom indicating several underlying conditions that lead to acne on the skin or different body parts. 

What causes acne?

Some of the different causes that can lead to acne are: 

  • Excess oil production in the pores is called sebum.
  • Clogged hair follicles are usually due to dead skin cells or oil production.
  • Bacteria, e.g., Propionibacterium acnes, cause acne. 
  • Hormonal changes, especially during puberty, menstruation, or pregnancy.
  • Some medications include corticosteroids and hormonal treatments. 
  • Genetics.
  • Diet (high glycemic foods or dietary foods).
  • High cortisol or Stress causes acne.
  • Environmental factors like pollution and humidity can be the main causes. 
  • Certain skincare and cosmetic products. 
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What are the treatment options for acne?

Treatment options for acne depend on the cause of it. Your healthcare provider will prescribe medications according to the nature and severity of your medical condition. 

Some of the most prescribed treatment options for acne include: 

  • Topical treatments like benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, salicylic acid
  • Oral medications, including antibiotics, hormonal treatments, isotretinoin (accutane) 
  • Both topical and oral medications in combination.
  • Healthcare providers often recommend light therapy (photodynamic or blue light therapy).
  • Extraction of comedones (blackheads and whiteheads).
  • Laser therapy can also be prescribed depending on the underlying medical condition.
  • Lifestyle changes (such as proper skincare routine, diet modifications, stress management)
  • Home remedies (such as tea tree oil, aloe vera, honey)

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How can you prevent acne?

Acne can be prevented in several ways, including: 

  • Maintaining a consistent skincare routine will help eliminate clogged pores. 
  • Keep your face and skin clean by washing it twice daily and pat dry. 
  • Use non-comedogenic skincare products.
  • Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water will help regulate the body’s normal metabolism and electrolyte balance. 
  • Follow a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables to stay full of nutrients and lead to healthy skin. 
  • Get regular exercise to promote healthy circulation. If not rigorous exercise, regular stretching would help maintain blood circulation.
  • Manage stress levels through relaxation techniques.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and use sunscreen.

NOTE: In case of an underlying condition like a hormonal imbalance causing acne, it can not be prevented. Instead, it needs proper diagnosis and medication.

How to connect with doctor for acne

Connect with a health care professional online in 3 easy steps.

1

Describe your issue

Download our app, register and tell us about your medical issue to get started.

  • Acne
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  • STD
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  • Skin
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Chat with a doctor

Connect with a board-certified doctor. You can chat, send pictures and videos.

Hi I’m Dr. Nicole. How may I help you?

Hey Dr. Jessica, I have pus-filled pimples on my face. I have tried everything, can you help me?

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Get online prescription

Our online doctors can help you with your medical issues and give you prescriptions.

Prescription

  • Benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel, apply once daily for 8 weeks.
  • Clindamycin cream, apply twice daily for 8 weeks

 

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