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ertainly, the treatment course of the problem in all cases is fully personalised and depends on the patient’s age, any coexisting health problems, the use of harsh chronic allopathic treatments, the severity of the disease etc. Homeopathic treatment does not only cure the skin condition but also enhances the health of the individual, both physically and mentally. This happens because it acts holistically. It treats each patient as a psychosomatic whole and not as individual and independent organs-parts.

 

Acne: Causes, symptoms, treatment

Skin acne is a dermatological condition that occurs when oil and dead skin cells clog the pores. 

 

 What is acne?

Skin acne is a dermatological condition that occurs when oil and dead skin cells clog the pores. This leads to the development of the all-too-familiar blackheads, spots and pimples.

Mild acne is characterised by few red spots, while more serious cases can involve hundreds of spots, covering the face, neck, chest and back. These spots may be large, solid and painful (cysts).

Acne is very common during puberty and improves in adulthood. Some women who did not develop acne during puberty may develop signs in adulthood, usually before menstruation.

The psychological impact of acne may not be directly related to the severity of the condition. Some people with acne come to terms with its medical symptoms, while others feel ashamed even if they only have few red spots on their face.

There are many effective treatments that can help fight acne and reduce related symptoms.

 

What are the causes of acne?

During puberty, the levels of certain hormones, especially testosterone, increase significantly. Consequently, the skin glands produce more sebum, leading to increased oiliness. Sebum is released from the pores in order to protect the skin and keep it hydrated. Acne occurs when oil and dead skin cells clog the skin pores. If germs enter the pores, the result can be swelling, redness and pus.

Acne does not only affect teenagers. Sometimes, newborns may exhibit acne because of hormones transferred to them by their mothers during childbirth.

Some endocrine system diseases, such as polycystic ovary syndrome and Cushing’s syndrome (a hormonal disorder due to high levels of cortisol in the blood), can lead to acne attacks.

Chocolate and fatty foods may aggravate the symptoms of acne; however, no study has documented that these foods are the main cause of acne.

Skincare and beauty products can worsen the condition, so it is recommended that you use products labelled as “non-comedogenic”, which do not clog pores.

Acne can be hereditary. If one of the parents had exhibited acne in the past, the condition is likely to occur in their children.

 

What are the symptoms of acne?

The symptoms of acne include red, white or black spots. These may be present on the face, neck, shoulders, back or chest. Sizeable spots with deep roots are called cystic lesions. These spots can cause pain if infected, and can leave permanent marks on the skin.

 

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