Acne

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  • an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones

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  • an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones

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Acne Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Acne is an infection of the skin, caused by changes in the sebaceous glands. The most common form of acne is called acne vulgaris, which means "common acne". The redness comes from the inflammation of the skin in response to the infection.

Oils from the glands combine with dead skin cells to block hair follicles. Under the blocked pore, oil builds up. Skin bacteria can then grow very quickly. This infection makes the skin become swollen and red, which becomes visible.

The face, chest, back, and upper arms are most common places for acne to happen.

Acne is common during puberty, when a person is turning from a child into an adult, because of high levels of hormones. Acne becomes less common as people reach adulthood.



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  • Hormone-induced acne
    ROUNDED, raised and red that was disfiguring on the face: that is how the acne of Vincent, a dude in his mid-20s appeared when he visited a dermatology clinic in town. But his reasons for seeking the services of the dermatologist are not isolated on his face as acne has spread all over the skin of his legs, back, shoulders, neck and upper arms. Read more on this news related to 'Acne'
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  • Women on Accutane need better contraceptive knowledge
    By Kathryn Doyle Women who take the acne drug isotretinoin (Accutane) must pledge to prevent pregnancy but often they lack thorough, accurate information about birth control methods, according to a new study. For many young women with severe acne, this is their first real exposure to birth control education, and they aren’t getting the information they need, sai Read more on this news related to 'Acne'

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