The first thing you should know about acne is that it is not a disease. It is a skin condition that affects many people and has different stages and severity levels. It can be hereditary or acquired and can occur at any age, although it mostly starts in adolescence.
Acne is also called acne vulgaris, acne papulosa, pustular acne, acne conglobata, etc. Acne is caused by the blockage of hair follicles which leads to the formation of clogged pores. The sebaceous glands produce oil that is supposed to keep the skin clean and moisturized. However, when there is too much sebum produced, it forms a thick layer on the surface of the skin, and bacteria and dirt start to accumulate on top of it. This is where the infection starts.
There are different types of acne and each one is treated differently. There is acne vulgaris, which is the most common form of acne and is characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, red bumps, pimples and nodules. Acne vulgaris is usually more severe than other forms of acne. It is also called “common acne”.
Cystic acne is a type of acne that develops deep within the skin. It is also known as “acne conglobata”, “acne cysticum” and “pimple cysts”. Cystic acne can develop anywhere on the body but it is most commonly found on the face, neck and chest. It usually appears as small fluid filled bumps.
Acne zine is a topical medication that contains benzoyl peroxide. It is used to treat acne, oily skin, blackheads, whiteheads and other blemishes. It is available in two forms: cream and gel. Acne zine gel is usually applied twice a day.
Doxycycline is an antibiotic drug that is used to treat bacterial infections such as acne. It is taken orally and is available in two forms: capsules and tablets. Doxycycline is prescribed only if the infection is caused by a certain bacterium and it is recommended for patients who are allergic to other antibiotics.
There are many natural remedies for acne. They include using olive oil, honey, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, baking soda, colloidal oatmeal, tea tree oil, garlic, oregano, lavender, rosemary, tea tree, eucalyptus, sage, chamomile, thyme, basil, mint, sage, thyme, peppermint, cedarwood, frankincense, rosemary, lemon balm, juniper berry, sage, cayenne, rosemary, and yarrow.
If you want to find out more about acne and its treatments, you can read some articles on the subject and you can also visit your doctor.