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THE ACNE GROUP is dedicated to providing accurate, reliable information on the treatment of acne, acne skin care and eliminating acne. Believe it or not, acne IS a skin disorder! Everyone seems to have acne and everyone seems to suffer from it.

THERE ARE THREE CAUSES OF ACNE:

  • 1) Abnormal blocking of the sweat and hair follicle caused by too much androgen production in teenagers and by stress in those with adult acne.
  • 2) A greater production of oil by the sebaceous glands.
  • 3)And the abundance of common bacteria that all humans have.

ACNE RELATED SKIN CONDITIONS:

1)Rosacea: Acne and rosacea are two unrelated skin conditions. However, the two do co-exist together on the patients skin just as acne and psoriasis or acne and eczema and many other skin conditions that also appear together. Adult acne and rosacea are often seen on approximately 80% of patients and varies from mild to severe acne. Rosacea and acne are quite different as rosacea is a red face in the mild forms and has many stages. However, acne is red pus filled bumps that vary from mild to severe.

Clogged skin pores and bacterial infections cause acne. The blackheads, whiteheads and pimples are all different forms of acne and sometimes appear with rosacea or combined skin disorders appearing at the same time. Rosacea consists of red bumps called papules. The papules and pustules that occur in rosacea may look like typical acne, but closer observation by a trained physician reveals the absence of whiteheads and blackheads. In rosacea, the pimples and cysts rarely appear on the chest and back.

2)Seborrheic Dermatitis: Seborrheic dermatitis is very painful sensitive skin when on the face. When it is on the scalp it is called dandruff and had little or no pain as the scalp has very few pain sensors or nerve endings. Many people bump their heads for years with very little problem. Seborrheic dermatitis is an itch red area on the facial skin and on other places of the body. Most often, seborrheic dermatitis is on the facial area along with rosacea. It involves overactive sebaceous glands and scaly flaky skin. Whereas, the scaling skin on the eyelids of ocular rosacea.

is sometimes confused with it.

Pictures are shown as follows to illustrate the severe skin conditions:


ACNE COMEDONICA

ACNE VULGARIS

ACNE SCARRING

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Did you know that many acne sufferers are also affected by rosacea? Quite often due to the very aggressive skin medications to exfoliate the blocked oil pores, the skin becomes very red and irritated. Rosacea and acne is caused by an acidic body and skin, and the primary symptom is a red face. The Rosacea-Ltd III web site has more information on rosacea.

Article of the Week:

Baby Acne
Acne is very common in newborns. Pimples can show up anytime between 2 weeks and 2 months of age and last until your child is between 4 and 6 months old. As with adult acne, it usually amounts to some small whiteheads on the face, or less frequently on the back. (These pimples are different from the little red bumps called milia that your baby may have had on her face at birth. Milia usually go away within two weeks.) If the baby has a rash anywhere else on her body, or if it's scaly or red and rashy, check with your pediatrician. Your baby could have another condition such as cradle cap or eczema.

Baby acne is caused by the hormones the baby gets in the womb and through breast milk. Since your baby isn't producing these levels of hormones herself, once you're done breastfeeding and they're out of her system, the acne will clear up.

It's probably best to just leave it alone. Topical remedies and vigorous washing could irritate your baby's sensitive skin, and the condition will be a distant memory in a few short weeks or months anyway. Your pediatrician probably won't prescribe any treatment unless the acne looks severe enough to scar.
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