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What are the symptoms of acne inverse?

What are the symptoms of acne inverse?

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa, commonly referred to as acne inversa, is a severe inflammatory skin condition manifesting through blackheads and painful red bumps filled with pus that may persist for weeks or even months. This inflammatory skin condition is certainly amongst the most distressing and severe, which many sufferers find difficult to cope with both physically and psychologically. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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What sort of problem is acne inverse?

What sort of problem is acne inverse?

Acne Inversa: Hidradenitis suppurativa (hs), also known as 'acne inversa', is a physically, psychologically, and socially disabling disease affecting inverse areas of the body (those places where there is skin-to-skin contact - armpits, groin, breasts, etc.), and where apocrine glands and hair follicles are found. It is non-contagious and recurrent; but presents, with boils or painful lesions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acne inverse?

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa, commonly referred to as acne inversa, is a severe inflammatory skin condition manifesting through blackheads and painful red bumps filled with pus that may persist for weeks or even months. This inflammatory skin condition is certainly amongst the most distressing and severe, which many sufferers find difficult to cope with both physically and psychologically. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acne inverse?

What is the treatment for acne inverse?

Varies: Fr antibiotics to surgical excision in rextreme cases. I am assuming you acne inverse is otherwise known as hydradinitis suppurativa. ...Read more

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Does fragrance free and acne medication mean it is non comedogenic?

Does fragrance free and acne medication mean it is non comedogenic?

Not the same: Non-comedogenic generally refers more towards the tendency not to clog pores, but some cross over in definition occurs because fragrances and other additives can cause inflammation which promotes pore blockage. Hypoallergenic fragrance free products are often accompanied by non-comedogenic formulations and labeling. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have sever back acne i mean backne on my back. what is the best treatment for this?

I have sever back acne i mean backne on my back. what is the best treatment for this?

Serious Rx: In addition to a good topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid, you'll need at least some systemic therapy, perhaps with tetracycline. Alternatively, this may be time for you to consider isotretinoin. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If i'm getting a lot of acne and oily skin does that mean my hormones are out of whack?

If i'm getting a lot of acne and oily skin does that mean my hormones are out of whack?

It depends: Serious acne in a woman suggests excess androgens especially if the monthly cycle isn't as it is for most women. Any general physician knows how to do this workup. A man between age 12 and age 96 or so is probably maxed out on testosterone, and whether or not he has acne says nothing about his hornomal milieu -- ask about sexual functioning instead. ...Read more

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How to treat (by means of consuming natural products or herbs) acne caused by imbalanced hormones ? ( a: 21 g: male)

How to treat (by means of consuming natural products or herbs) acne caused by imbalanced hormones ? ( a: 21 g: male)

Get real Rx, man: Forgive my frankness. Being a twenty-year-old man is difficult enough without acne. If somebody has told you "natural is better" & this is why you still have acne, you have my sympathy & you should be angry. Benzoyl peroxide, prescribed rx's like retinoic acid derivative, topical / systemic antibiotics & dermatologist's strong rx's can manage all acne nowadays. Get yourself treated effectively. ...Read more

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I have acne bumps that never come to the surface of my skin.. (all over my forehead) what does that mean. how can it be fixed?

I have acne bumps that never come to the surface of my skin.. (all over my forehead) what does that mean. how can it be fixed?

Acne: If these acne bumps are red and tender, they could be what is called cystic acne. If you have not seen a doctor for your acne, I would recommend that you do. There are many remedies for acne and your doctor may want to refer you to a dermatitis. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Definition)

Sores with blood & pus in the groin, under the arms, sometimes other areas. Poor response to antibiotics. If you recognize this in a localized area you should have this skin removed. More common in obese young wonen who ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more