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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
Tough question..: Simple question, but not easy to answer. It is easier to prevent acne than treating severe acne because severe/cystic acnes will cause scars which are permanent. Inflammatory acne are often treated with topical benzoy/antibiotic combo or oral antibiotics. Black-heads acne probably better treated with some retinoid derivatives..It is best to consult doc for individualized treatment... Good luck. ...Read more
Time : Scars do improve over time.Get a more detailed answer ›
Infected hair follicles, pustules and acnes are ruining my life. im losing hope to have a girlfriend. Is there anyway to stop this?
Skin conditions: At this point, my best advice would be to work with a dermatologist to clear this up. Take care. ...Read more
Is it acne in my scalp or something else? I have acne like places through out my scalp. They itch and do form pustules. I was on doxyciclin for four months. It calmed the the condition but didn't cure it. When i got off of the doxy the places came back. I
Acne : Acne can occur on the scalp. We also sometimes call it folliculitis--inflammation (or occasionally infection) of hair follicles. Doxycycline is a commonly prescribed antibiotic for both acne and folliculitis. Another course of the same could be done and then followed by a topical antibiotic solution like clindamycin. There are no good options for otc treatment--shampoos, etc. Rarely allergic reactions to medications can present as pustules in the scalp. A medication history and exam would need to be done to exclude this possibility. ...Read more
If I had many papules and pustules what kind of acne was that define? What defines cystic severe acne?
Why do you ask?: Teresa, this is the 21st century and you should not have to suffer with this kind of acne. Exact definitions vary, but "many pustules", especially on a female, is an indication for the isotretinoin you're taking. I'm going to assume that a trial of topical agents and perhaps an antibiotic / spironolactone / the oral contraceptive pill failed. ...Read more