Acne

Acne or pimples are caused due to excess production of oil or sebum by the oil glands beneath the skin. The oil glands usually produce oil that surface to the face through small pores in order to keep the skin smooth. Thus the excessively greasy skin forms an environment for the growth of Propionibacterium acnes (the organism responsible for acne).

Where does one get Acne?
Acne occurs on the face, neck, shoulders and neck. Although acne does not cause serious harm to the health, they leave scars on the affected area which usually becomes a cause of concern.

Who gets Acne?
Acne is a common skin condition majorly seen in teen boys and girls, who are attaining puberty. However acne can be a trouble for adolescent adults as well. So people between the ages of 12-25 are usually prone to acne.

Symptoms

Acne appears in following forms:

  • Whiteheads and Blackheads – They are tiny white or black bumps that appear on the outer surface of the skin, caused due to plugging of pores. The plugging of pores occurs when the top skin of the pores gets thicker with dead cells or hair follicles.
  • Pustules – Pimples filled with pus and are red at the base.
  • Papules – Tiny inflamed bumps which are usually red or light pink in colour and are very tender.
  • Nodules- Large bumps on the skin that are rooted deep in the skin and are painful.

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