Saturday, November 5, 2011
Types of Acne
There are different types of acne that affects people, some are softer in nature and others that are very serious. Discuss some common variations:
Acne vulgaris - common variety of
This is the most common form of acne. Acne vulgaris involving multiple lesions such as white, black, papules, pustules and nodules at different stages of development.
Acne rosacea - the picture is not so rosy
This form usually affects the middle third of the face and is characterized by persistent redness of the forehead, lower the nose, cheeks and chin. This is accompanied by red bumps, pimples and blemishes. The blood vessels in the face is more prominent in this state. Rosacea is more common in women, but tends to be more severe in men. It mainly affects adults (30-50 years) and especially those with light skin.
Acne conglobata - severe variant
Acne conglobata is more common in men than women, and the average age of onset is usually between 18 and 30. It is a chronic and severe form of acne which is characterized by severe inflammation, deep abscesses and severe scars on the skin. It is the formation of deep ulcers in the nodes leading to keloid type scars.
Acne fulminans - too much too soon
Acne fulminans is a form of acne which is characterized by sudden onset of highly destructive inflammation. Symptoms of a serious nature and can often lead to ulcers. The patient may also experience fever, swelling and pain in the joints (hips and knees).
Nodulocystic acne - hard and painful
It is also one of the most severe forms of acne and is characterized by cysts that can measure several centimeters in diameter. The cysts may occur singly or in multiples of the face, neck, scalp, back, chest and shoulders. The cysts are usually filled with thick, yellow pus-like fluid and can be very painful.
Gram negative folliculitis - a stubborn here
This includes inflammatory lesions that are common to people who are in the process of long-term antibiotic treatment has severe acne. This form is generally resistant to many antibiotics.
Raj77 6:20 AM