Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Symptoms of Acne?

Acne can be found anywhere on your body. It most commonly develops on the face, back, neck, chest, and shoulders. If you have acne, you will typically notice pimples that are white or black in appearance. Both blackheads and whiteheads are known ascomedones. Blackheads open at the surface of the skin giving them a black appearance. Whiteheads are closed just under the surface of the skin, giving them a white appearance. While whiteheads and blackheads are the most common types of acne, other lesions can occur. Inflammatory lesions are more likely to cause scarring of the skin and include the following:
  • papules—small red, raised bumps caused by infected hair follicles
  • pustules—small red pimples that have pus at their tips
  • nodules—solid, painful lumps that are beneath the surface of the skin
  • cysts—infections found beneath the skin that contain pus and are often painful

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