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Acne In Children
Does children with more acne and pimples on their faces grow taller then the children that has barely to none?
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
Enterovirus?: I think you meant to say "enterovirus" We are having an especially high number of hospitalizations this season in children. It presents as a very intense cold, fever, sometimes headache and sore throat. The hospitalizations are mostly related to severe respiratory illness, so watch for shortness of breath, wheezing, difficulty breathing, fast breathing. The rash does not look like acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 31 & have adult acne, antibiotics & ocp dont help long term, I have 2 young children & don't want any more. Hard lumps on lower face.
Frustrating Adult Acne: Adult acne can be very frustrating. I recommend washing your face well twice a day to remove all daily dirt and makeup. A combination of daily oral antibiotics (minocycline) plus Topical RetinA can help reduce breakouts. Try hard not to pick at the lesions (even though it is tempting with the hard lesions) as it spreads germs and can ultimately make things worse. ...Read more
Hormonal acne. Doctor gave me choice:Acutane or birth control.Will birth control affect my ability to bear children in future?wb Acutane's side effect
Acutane: Birth control must be used with Acutane as it is a drug that is toxic to the fetus and can cause birth defects. It must be used while you are on Acutane. Once your acne is controlled and once you come off the Acutane for a month you can stop your birth control pills if you want to become pregnant. All the best. ...Read more
Blocked sebum....: Each hair follicle has a sweat gland....which opens to a skin pore........because of some reason the pore or sweat duct gets blocked to cause cummulation of fluid which can get infected and inflamed and raised above skin surface..........Acne ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please see referance: It is a big topic, so please review this site. It is an inflammation of the oil glands over the face chest and back primarily. Hormonal factors play a big role esp. in teens. Young adults may have other factors contributing to this and will need some further evaluation. https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/acne ...Read more
Skin disorder: Involving the pilosebaceous follicles which encompasses the hair shaft, the hair follicle, the sebaceous(oil) gland. Acne involves increased "debris", so called follicular hyperkeratinization, in the follicle, along with increased sebum(oil) production, and inflammation that may in part be related to the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blocked follicles: Acne is a condition in which hair follicles on your face and other skin areas get blocked with oil ad dead skin cells. It is common in teenagers and may be exacerbated by hormonal shifts. It usually but not always clears up when people get somewhat older. Here is a link to a site for more information http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/definition/con-20020580 ...Read more