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What is Acne?
Acne is a term generally applied to eruptions on the skin like pimples, pustules, papules, nodules and small cysts etc. of varying characteristics. It is of various types but acne rosacea and acne vulgaris are more common. Each type has its own characteristics. Some types are painful to touch some are not. The eruptions may or may not have puss formation. Blackheads and whiteheads are also broadly categorized as acne. Most of the young girls with defective menstrual cycle can get it. If the periods are delayed and bleeding is less than normal with dark and clotted blood, the ground is ready for acne to appear.
Acne is not a life threatening eruption but is quite troublesome and has great cosmetic value particularly if it occurs on uncovered parts of the body like face and neck. At times, particularly in severely aggravated cases, it may leave permanent scars on the skin.
Acne Rosacea is a chronic form of acne seen in adults occurring especially on nose, forehead and cheeks. It is characterized by small pimples on cheeks usually below the cheekbones accompanied by redness. This type occurs mostly in the adults and is at times called adult acne.
If your menstrual cycle is not regular, you are a prospective candidate for acne. So do not take it lightly; have it treated. Also avoid using various concoctions to improve the complexion. Better remain away from poor quality cosmetics.
Homeopathic Treatment of Acne
Homeopathy has large number of medicines that are used for different conditions of acne and are capable of curing it permanently but there is no "cure all" remedy. For homeopathic treatment detailed case taking is required covering the symptoms of disease and the personal symptoms which may have (apparently) no direct relationship with the disease but play an important role in the selection of proper homeopathic remedy. Remember that timely treatment of acne can save you the discomfort and possible scarring of the skin.
- Do not scratch, pick or squeeze the pimples. This is to prevent the scars.
- Follow the advice of your doctor and use only advised medicines.
- Do not use external applications unless you are sure of their safety.