Acne

Acne - cause

There are different types of acne is the type that develops during the teen years. Puberty causes hormone level to rise, especially testosterone. High hormones cause signal skin glands to start making more oil (sebum). Oil releases from the pores to protect the skin and keep it moist. Acne begins when oil mixs with dead cells and clogs the skin’s pores. Bateria can grow in this Mixture. And if this Mixture leaks into near by tissues. It cause swelling, redness, and pus. A common name for these rased bumps is pimples.

Certain Medicines, such as corticosteroids or lithium, can cause acne to develop.

Acne - Symptoms

Acne develops most often on the face, neck, chest, shouders, or back and can range from mied to servers. It can last for a few months, many years, or come and go your entire life.

Mied acne usually cause only white heads and blackheads. At times, these may develop into an infection in the skin pore (pimple)

Server acne can produce hundreds of pimples that cover large areas of skin. Cystic lesions are pimples that are large and deep. These lessons are often painful and can leave scars on your skin.

Acne can lead to low self esteem and sometimes depression. These condition need treatment along with the acne.

Acne - When to call a doctor 

Call a doctor if:

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• You are concerned about you or your children’s acne 

• Your acne gets worse or does not improve after 3 months with home treatment.

• Your develop scars or marks after acne heals

• Your pimples become large and hard or filled with fleid

• You stout to have other physical symptoms, such as a facial hair growth in women.

 

• Your acne began when you started a new medicine prescribed by a doctor.

• You have been exposed to chemicals, oils, or other substances that cause your skin to break out.

 

Acne - Prevention 

Although you can’t prevent acne, there are steps you can take at home to keep ance from getting wore.

Gently wash and care for your skin every day, avoid scrubbing too hard or washing too often.

Avoid heavy sweating if you think it causes your acne to get worse. Wash soon after activities that cause you to sweat.
Wash your hair often if your hair is oily. Try to keep your hair off of your face.

Avoid hair care products such as gels, mouses cream rinses, and pomades that contain a lot of oil.

Avoid touching your face.

Wear solf, cotton clothing or moleskin under sports equipment. Parts of equipment, such as chin straps, can rub your skin and make your acne worse.

Avoid exposure to oils and harsh chemicals, such as petroleum

Protect your skin from too much sun.

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