An Update On Acne Management

Occurring in most children and many adults, acne can cause both psychological and physical scars. Appropriate therapy guided by the severity of the disease can alleviate the distress and help prevent scarring. EXPRESS STOP Evaluating acne: Categorize the patient’s acne as gentle, moderate, or severe. Mild acne is designated by a predominance of comedones.

In addition to comedones, moderate acne is seen as a limited number of papules and pustules with some erythema. Severe acne consists predominantly of nodules (cysts), although comedones, papules, and pustules are also present. The goals of treatment are to decrease sebum output, reduce and stop comedones, and control of bacterial proliferation. Educate the individual about the condition.

Acne vulgaris impacts at least 85% of children and usually starts when teens are making the changeover from years as a child to adulthood and establishing their identity. Aside from causing physical discomfort, the disfiguring ramifications of acne can cause significant psychological stress sometimes. Mild or comedonal acne is marked with a predominance of open and closed comedones (blackheads and whiteheads). A number of small, superficial papules or pustules can also be present. Moderate or papulopustular acne is seen as a limited variety of papules and pustules-approximately 5-15-with some erythema, in addition to comedones.

Severe or cystic acne features a great number of nodules, or cysts; comedones, papules, and pustules are often also present. Left untreated, cystic lesions can cause severe scarring. Before beginning treatment, meet with the patient and, if appropriate, the parents. Explain that acne will run in family members and is often chronic.

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Point out that the experience of close family members in terms of acne severity and length of time may have direct bearing on the patient’s disease characteristics and progress during treatment. A number of factors can worsen the condition. Counsel young women to avoid oily cosmetics and creams and to opt for makeup that is hypoallergenic and water-based, rather than oil-based.

Crops of closed comedones on the forehead close to the hairline may derive from persistent use of styling gels, lotions, or sprays. Avoiding these products, along with medical treatment, usually clears in the problem. Although scientific evidence does not verify the normal belief that diet plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of acne, a patient’s empiric observations may determine whether dietary modification is suitable. If an individual is certain a particular food exacerbates acne, it makes sense to avoid it.