Acne – the teenager’s scourge
AbstractAcne is a common skin condition in which the pores of the skin become blocked, causing pimples to develop. It usually starts at puberty and varies in severity from a few spots on the face, neck, back or chest, to a more significant problem that may cause permanent physical and mental scarring. The typical appearance of acne is a mixture of the following: oily skin, blackheads and whiteheads, red pimples, yellow pus-filled pimples called pustules, and scars. Occasionally, large tender spots, cysts or nodules may develop that can burst and discharge their contents or that may heal without bursting.
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