Acne. Symptoms and Types

Definition of Acne
Acne is defined as an inflammatory skin disease characterized by the retention of sebaceous gland secretions and alterations due to inflammation and infection of these glands.

Types and Symptoms of Acne

Acne Vulgaris
It is a skin condition that affects young people and children with oily or seborrhoeic skin particularly on the face, upper chest and back.

The skin lesions may be of different types:
* Red or purple spots.
* Nodules.
* Pustules with a yellow tip.
* Small abscesses.

Acne follicular
Inflammation of the hair follicles, also known as folliculitis.
The follicle appears as a small inflamed postule crossed in the center by the hair. When you squeeze it, it secretes thick creamy pus. When cured this type of acne forms a crust that falls off that may leave a scar dug into the skin. If the pustules are numerous skin can be left pock-marked.

Acne rosacea
This type of acne is characterized by manifestations on the nose and cheeks, while it appears more rarely on the forehead and chin.

The symptoms of acne rosacea is characterized by pustules of varying size: some closed and with a yellow tip(internal pus) and others open with pus that flows and covered with a yellowish crust.

It's called "rosacea" by the fact that the appearance of  the pustules are preceded and accompanied by a dilation of blood vessels in the area concerned, resulting in a typical red-violet color.

This condition can become chronic with both closed and open pustules side by side.

The causes of acne rosacea are often associated with digestive or gastrointestinal disorders (constipation, dyspepsia, etc..) or in disorders of ovarian function in women, as this type of acne is often manifested in women nearing menopause.

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