Acne (Pimples)

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Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition. It is popularly known as ‘pimples’ or ‘zits’. Acne usually manifests as comedones (whiteheads or blackheads), pimples (pustules) or cysts on the face, back and chest.

Acne is a skin infection caused by changes in the sebaceous glands, which causes blockage and inflammation of skin pores. This results in superficial skin eruptions.

Acne / Pimples / Zits

Acne is most common in teenage girls and boys, but anyone can get acne, even babies. 3 out of 4 teenagers have some acne. It usually disappears after teenage years. However, acne continues to bother some individuals well into their young adulthood or even till their late forties. Acne affects nearly 50% of all adult women and 25% of adult men during their lifetime.

People generally have the tendency to squeeze these pimples to make them disappear but often this makes it worse leading to more such bumps and scarring. Acne does not only scar the face but it also affects the mind as it gives rise to negative thoughts causing many victims to suffer from depression. People who are troubled by its appearance for many years feel mentally bogged down by it causing them to suffer from insecurities.

Treatment of acne is designed to prevent formation of new lesions and aid the healing of the old. Dermatologists may prescribe topical agents or oral medicines to treat acne.

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Herbal Treatment is best for me , i use AROGYAM PURE HERBS FACE CARE KIT which reduces my acne and its scars , it almost clear my face and now m very happy....
arpita917 Wednesday, September 30, 2015
I suffer from acnes at such an early age,my parents went to doctors in many places with the hope of curing me of the disease. However, my conditions did not get any better despite the expense of a lot of money. They decided to have a try and took me to a Chinese hospital. The affected sites on my body had improved significantly in less than a month. After reinforcement treatment of experts, I have completely recuperated my health and I have become cheerful. I would like to share this with whoever has the same problems,you can talk to their doctors on the website of vitiligotcm.
mandysimpkins414 Thursday, February 20, 2014
i also sufferer of acne but i consalt withmy doctor and she gave me retiderm medicine for the outer use of 0.5 concentration and it is working now my face is better than before while for home made remedy try sandal wood paste[chandan] which remove your acne but taking time nearly of 1 to 2month pof time
Guest Thursday, April 24, 2014
Acne is also caused due to excessive heat i nstomach, this can be due to foods that are considered to increase Pitta in body. Avoiding them can bring releife within 3 days.
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AustinSmith Wednesday, September 4, 2013
I am haripriya and I am taking antibiotics for a bacterial infection. As part of its side effects I have developed acne. I was prescribed with a solution to apply on that. I did not see any visible changes. please suggest me any home remedy for this.
jahnaviabhi Thursday, September 27, 2012
i feel very embrassed to say abt my problem. because of polycysticovarian syndrome, i have acnes all over my buttocks. i took several treatements but no improvement.i really feel so upset because of that.pls somebody help me to get rid of this
deep89 Friday, July 20, 2012
I see this blog and would like to write some info that may be of help to anyone. My daughter is 11 Yrs old and has started to have Acne all over her face. Someone who had the same problem but cured it almost 95% suggested us this herbal remedy combination: Early morning empty stomach take one spoonful of combination of these three items 1] Turmeric root [ original not powder), you may have to make your own powder. 2)Ginger 3) Lemon. I have started this for my daughter but not empty stomach because she is still a kid and won't take before school. The results are coming slowly and surely. Try it, nothing is guaranteed though.
woodie13 Thursday, May 3, 2012
When you have acne in your face, it is better to not touch it. Touching it and squeezing the pus out can lead to infection. All you need is to have a good facial hygiene every night, use a facial cleanser that is suited to your skin type and if you can afford it, consult a dermatologist. Sometimes, you also need to watch over your diet because it can also affect the appearance of acne.
ennairam_23 Thursday, February 3, 2011
I've also had severe acne, and it's really annoying to look. Washing or keeping your face clean is also important, just don't overwash it because it'll dry up the skin, which isn't good.

I've used PuraSkin Acne Treatment for my acne, and luckily worked on me. It did a good job!

jamieHan Wednesday, October 27, 2010
FOR BOYS[14 year to 25]: just stop Masturbation Completely !! get hot shower Daily, be clean and tidy make sure the place where you sleep is Pure and Well Cleaned, cut your nails regularly. See The results your self within one week !!
spotless Monday, September 27, 2010
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