10 MCQs on Acne to Make You Aware About it !

Published on October 18, 2014

Acne is a common skin disease that occurs when your hair follicles get plugged with oil and dead cells of your skin. Acne can occur at any age, not specifically adolescence. It can appear on face, neck, chest, back and shoulders.




Acne has more psychological affects than physical. Distress and lack of confidence being the top ones. It’s important to understand that acne is not your fault! It’s a genetically determined disease and resolves itself generally.Although genetic, but there are certain factors which increase or decrease it’s incidence, severity and scarring. Menstrual cycles and puberty contribute to acne formation due to hormonal changes.Acne

In later ages acne is uncommon. Rosacea, a disease with similar presentation is more common in old age groups. Acne can be a sign of underlying issue in elderly women such as pcos, cushings syndrome, pregnancy, etc.

Many studies show that diet play an important role in acne formation and severity. Sugar and dairy are considered major culprits in acne formation.

There are various medications available for acne treatment. However it’s important to understand that individual factors play important part in selection of the treatment for acne. The medicine that worked for your friend might not be suitable for your case.

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