Acne (Acne vulgaris)

Acne (Acne vulgaris)

Condition Description

Existence of comedones, papules, pustules and nodules affecting the skin. Acne may have a psychological impact on any patient regardless of the severity of disease

Common Symptoms

  • Blackheads or comedones with inflammation

  • Generally involves the face but may also involve the chest, back, or upper arms

Underlying Causes

  • Hormonal causes including Polycyctic Ovarian Disease (PCOD), Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, or Hypothyroidism

  • Sensitivity to facial cosmetics

Conventional Treatment

  • Use of topical and as well as systemic medications

  • Oral antibiotics like Minocycline, Tetracyclin, Erythromycine or Septra

  • Where hormone-related in women, birth control pills or Spironolactone

EHAC Approach

  • Avoid oral antibiotics as they can cause yeast overgrowth

  • Look for hormonal causes like PCOD, Hypothyroidism or adrenal problems

  • Vitamin A, Zinc or Copper supplements

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