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acne vulgaris?

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What is the tetracycline dosage for Acne vulgaris ?

what is the dosage for acne vulgaris with 250mg tetracycline caps ?

it is usually 2 twice a day an hour before food , and is usually taken for at least 8 weeks  (+ info)

How does acne vulgaris change the structure and function of the skin?

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how many days it takes to cure acne vulgaris?

i'd got acne on my nose. now i'm concerned with it. i'm using trenitoin gel for it. how many days it will take to completely recover?

Acne vulgaris and acne is a skin problem. Some people call it blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or zits. Acne vulgaris is an inflammatory disease of the skin.. Acne has been implicated in psychiatric and psychological processes more than most other dermatological conditions. Most young people get at least mild acne. It usually gets better after the teen years. But many adult women do have acne in the days before their menstrual periods. Acne is most common in teenagers, but it can happen at an age, even as an infant. Three out of four teenagers have acne to some extent, probably caused by hormonal changes that stimulate oil production. However, people in their 30s and 40s may also have acne. Acne vulgaris affects the areas of skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles; these areas include the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back The condition is most common in puberty. It is considered an abnormal response to normal levels of the male hormone testosterone. The response for most people diminishes over time and acne thus tends to disappear, or at least decrease, after one reaches his or her early twenties. There is, however, no way to predict how long it will take for it to disappear entirely, and some individuals will continue to suffer from acne decades later, into their thirties and forties and even beyond.

Inflammatory acne is the result of the host response to the follicular inhabitant Propionibacterium acnes. Symptoms of Acne Vulgaris include whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples. Redness around the skin eruptions and Scarring of the skin. Pimples that are large and deep are called cystic lesions. These can be painful if they get infected. Acne vulgaris affects 85-100% of people at some time during their lives. Acne vulgaris may be present in the first few weeks and months of life when a newborn is still under the influence of maternal hormones and when the androgen-producing portion of the adrenal gland is disproportionately large. This neonatal acne resolves spontaneously. Acne starts when oil and dead skin cells clog the skin's pores. If germs get into the pores, the result can be swelling, redness, and pus. See a picture of how pimples form. Adolescent acne usually begins prior to the onset of puberty, when the adrenal gland begins to produce and release more androgen hormone.

Acne vulgaris is caused oil and dead skin cells clog the skin's pores. Acne vulgaris may also be influenced by genetic factors. Hormone-driven over-production of sebum as the main contributing factor of acne. Some cosmetic agents and hair pomades may worsen acne. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, polycystic ovary syndrome, and other endocrine disorders with excess androgens may trigger the development of acne vulgaris. Medications that can promote acne include steroids, lithium, some antiepileptics, and iodides. Seafood often contains relatively high levels of iodine. Iodine is known to make existing acne worse but there is probably not enough to cause an acne outbreak. Still, people who are prone to acne may want to avoid excessive consumption of foods high in iodine. Chocolate, french fries, potato chips and sugar, among others, affect acne. A high GI (glycemic index) diet that causes sharp rises in blood sugar worsens acne. Masturbation causes acne and, conversely, that celibacy can cure it. True acne vulgaris in adults may be a feature of an underlying condition such as pregnancy and disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome or the rare Cushing's syndrome.

Acne treatment depends on whether you have a mild, moderate or severe form. There are many treatment of Acne vulgaris. Azelaic acid was originally used to treat brown spots/hyperpigmentation. It is useful for comedonal acne as well as mild to moderate inflammatory acne. Erythromycin and clindamycin are excellent topical antibacterial medications that are available as pads, solutions, lotions, and gels. Benzoy peroxide products are also effective against P acnes. Oral antibiotics (taken by mouth) such as minocycline, doxycycline, and tetracycline and hormonal therapies including oral contraceptives are also be used effectively. Speaking successful treatments give little improvement within the first week or two; and then the acne decreases over approximately 3 months, after which the improvement starts to flatten out. Treatments that promise improvements within 2 weeks are likely to be largely disappointing. Short bursts of cortisone, quick bursts of antibiotics and many of the laser therapies offer a quick reduction in the redness, swelling and inflammation when used correctly, but none of these empty the pore of all the materials that trigger the inflammation.  (+ info)

Can Anyone Ask me Causes Of Acne Vulgaris?

Can Anyone Ask me Causes Of Acne Vulgaris?

Acne is an inflammatory skin disorder of the face, back, and chest. Although it is usually associated with hormone during puberty, it can also affect many adults. Whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples, result from an overgrowth of bacteria in oil-clogged pores. Keeping the skin clean is very important in helping to control acne, as taking vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements, as wells as healthy eating and exercise habits, can be very beneficial.

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the age at which acne vulgaris disappear usually?

the age at which acne vulgaris disappear usually . i am now 26 year and the acne still on my face and back

Hi Hani,

Acne doesn't 'disappear' you have to clear up your skin and stop the breakouts from forming to heal the scars. That's the only way...

There are a lot of products sold out there that are supposed to help with this, but most all of them are a waste of money and a waste of your time because they don't treat the cause of your acne.

Use this:


I got linked to this for a while before I gave in and tried it, and it worked fast! Good luck to you :o)  (+ info)

Acne information. Are Acne vulgaris commonly called acne?

Let me know details. How Acne vulgaris affects the areas of skin? Thanks for help me.

Yes, Acne vulgaris are commonly called acne. Acne is a common skin condition, caused by changes in pilosebaceous units, skin structures consisting of a hair follicle and its associated sebaceous gland, via androgen stimulation. It is distinguished by no inflammatory follicular papules or comedones and by inflammatory papules, nodules and pustules in its more severe forms.

Acne vulgaris affects the areas of skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles. These areas incorporate the face, the back and the upper part of the chest. Severe acne is inflammatory, but acne can also manifest in noninflammatory forms. Acne lesions are commonly referred to as pimples, blemishes, zits, spots, or just acne.  (+ info)

Most effective way to treat acne vulgaris ?

suggestions welcome !

Most effective? I would say antibiotics. But you should only resort to that once you have tried all the various topical creams, cleansers and serums available.  (+ info)

Can someone tell me what is the cure for acne vulgaris?

If you’re looking for accurate acne information, best to see a dermatologist. Some people believe doctors are predisposed to take the easy way to deal with acne… prescription drugs. But, with many, this simplistic answer may not be the appropriate course of action. Some feel that such prescription drugs just treat the symposium and not the underlying cause. But, a local dermatologist is still your best starting point.
For me personally, I discovered a great informational acne treatment site. Not only is there good information/articles but I got their audio e-book and following it’s advice can now say that my acne is a thing of the past! Keep in mind, were all different and there are various types of acne, so what works for some may not be totally effective for all.

Bottom line, hang in there, you will get past this! Sincere best wishes and good luck.
Oh, by the way the site that helped me is:
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Acne vulgaris, what to except with a Dr?

I have seen pictures and I was glad that there is a name for this. Accompanying my body acne came chicken pox! I am covered with scars all over because of the acne and pox. I can't even explain the frustration. I have given up trying to help it, now my only choice is to see a dermatologist. What should I except at the first visit? Would they maybe ask me about what foods I eat and things like that? I don't want the best years of my life to be ruined because of this. Anyone have any experience with acne/body acne and dermatologists? Thanks.

The foods you eat have practically nothing to do with acne. If you have already suffered scarring, I don't know what the dermatologist can do to help you. My son went to a dermatologist twice a month for a couple of years. They were able to control the acne to a fair degree, but he still has some scarring on his face.  (+ info)

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