Acne is one of the commonest reason for visiting skin specialist. Apart from the face, acne can occur on the back, arms and chest also. It is common for such individuals to also have oily facial skin.
Age group- seen mostly during 10 to 40yrs of age. Maximum incidence during 15 to 20 years.
Types of lesions in acne- comedones (white heads and black heads), red papules, nodules (big painful lesion), cystic lesion (filled with fluid, pus).
Hormonal acne- increased facial hair growth in female, increase hair loss from scalp, irregular or decreased periods or increase in acne before periods, no improvement in acne with treatment can indicate hormonal acne. In such cases hormonal tests such as FSH, LH, DHEAS, Testosterone, Prolactin, 17 hydroxyprogesterone, urinary cortisol, USG pelvis are required.
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