Symptoms of Acne- Signs and Symptoms of Acne

By: james sameul

Acne is a skin condition characterized by pimples, which may be closed (sometimes called pustules or "whiteheads") or open (blackheads), on the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders. Most acne is mild, although some people experience inflammation with larger cysts, which may result in scarring.

Acne vulgaris occurs mostly on the face, neck, and back of most commonly teenagers and to a lesser extent of young adults. The condition results in part from excessive stimulation of the skin by androgens (male hormones). Bacterial infection of the skin also appears to play a role.

Signs and symptoms

Comedones (whiteheads and blackheads). Comedones (kom-uh-DO-neze) are created when the openings of hair follicles become clogged and blocked with oil secretions, dead skin cells and sometimes bacteria. When comedones are open at the skin surface they're called blackheads because of the dark appearance of the plugs in the hair follicles. When comedones are closed, they're called whiteheads - slightly raised, skin-colored bumps.

Cysts. These are painful, pus-filled lumps beneath the surface of the skin. These boil-like infections can cause scars.

Some of the symptoms are:-

Dark spots with open pores

Red spots, swelling or lumps filled with pus around the affected area
Inflamed fluid-filled lumps under the skin which is known as cysts
Pain and itching around the affected area
Scarring is also one of the symptom of acne

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The next type of symptom that forms on the skin of acne suffering is large solid lumps known as Nodules, which form underneath the skins surface. As well as being large and unsightly these are also painful as well and have been caused because oil and other secretions have been able to build up deep within the hairs follicles.
Finally there are cysts these again are painful and are similar in appearance to nodules but they are also filled with pus.? The biggest problem a person faces if they have this kind of acne symptom is that they can lead to scarring.

The most prominent symptoms of acne are the pimples that appear generally on the face. The most common regions of the face for the acne to appear are the cheeks, the nose and the forehead. However in extreme cases, the pimples could spread to the chest, back and the arms.

Pimples are tiny eruptions on the skin which go away within a couple of days. In some cases the pimples could develop pus in them, which would make them bigger in size and more prominent.

The following are the most common symptoms of acne. However, each person may experience symptoms differently:

Blackheads

whiteheads

pus-filled lesions that may be painful

nodules (solid, raised bumps)

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