Acne is an inflammatory skin condition characterised by red pimples on the skin, especially on the face, due to inflamed or infected sebaceous glands, including the nose, central forehead, cheeks, chin, back, and chest.
What is Acne Vulgaris?
What are the signs of Acne Vulgaris?
Common signs and symptoms of acne include:
Inflamed papules, pustules, or nodules
Large cysts and nodules
What are the causes of Acne Vulgaris?
Acne occurs when the pores of your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria.
Additional risk factors include:
Hormonal changes caused by puberty or pregnancy
Certain medications, such as certain oral contraception or corticosteroids
Diet - high in refined sugars or carbohydrates
How do I know if I have Acne Vulgaris?
If you have symptoms of acne, your doctor can make a diagnosis by examining your skin. Your doctor will identify the types of lesions and their severity to determine the best treatment. They may also request the following tests:
Male/Female comprehensive hormone profile (blood)
Food allergy panel IgG (blood)