Friday, July 2, 2010

Acne Problems

Pimples, spots, zits or simply acne is a skin disease which commonly affects teenagers or adolescents. They said that this is because acne is usually caused by an increase in male sex hormones which accrue during puberty. It develops because of the blockages of follicles. Acne normally forms in the face, the upper part of the chest and the back.

I also had those when I was a teenager but it diminishes over time until it finally disappeared. However, I know people who are well into their thirties or forties who still have this disease so there’s really no way to predict how long it will take for this to disappear.

One of my nephews had lost count of the number of pimples on his face and tends to complain when we would send him to do errands outside the house. Worse than scarring, the acne’s main effects are psychological in nature. This condition can result to reduced self-esteem especially for teenagers and their social life may be greatly affected.

I also heard or read theories or studies that acne runs in the family and that there’s a connection between acne and stress. If it runs in our genes then there’s really not much that we can do about it. Managing stress is also not an easy thing to do. However, there are now various medications and treatments available in the market to control acne. I haven’t tried any of those but what I can suggest is for one to consult a dermatologist first before taking any of these medications. If you haven’t heard about it, there’s an action lawsuit that was filed by someone who claimed that he suffered from inflammatory bowel disease as a result of using an acne medication.

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