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Adult Acne

Adult Acne: Introduction

Many adults suffer from acne at some stage in their life. The causes are not well known but the onset of acne in an adult for the first time should be assessed by a medical professional as hormonal abnormalities may be the cause. Adult acne can be difficult to treat especially if the cause can be determined. ...more »

Symptoms of Adult Acne

  • Pimples and pimple-like lesions on face, neck (esp. back of neck), upper arms, upper back, chest (décolletage area), shoulders
  • Comedones (whitehead and blackhead pimples)
  • Red nodules and cysts
  • Facial itching and localised pain at site of pimple
  • Endocrine symptoms: irregular periods, infertility, obesity, facial hair in female, deepening of voice in female
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Adult Acne

  • Topical commercial/over-the-counter acne treatments
  • Topical Benzoyl-peroxide preparations
  • Topical retinoids (Vitamin A derivatives) eg tretinoin cream or gel
  • Topical antibiotics (eg clindamycin, erythromycin)
  • Oral contraceptive pill - some forms especially good for acne treatment
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Adult Acne

  • Persistent acne in an adult woman with endocrine (hormonal) signs may indicate a serious underlying endocrine disorder eg polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Cushing's syndrome
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Misdiagnosis and Adult Acne

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