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Acne: Introduction

Acne: Pimples and blackheads on the skin. See detailed information below for a list of 65 causes of Acne, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Acne:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Acne. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Acne

Home medical tests possibly related to Acne:

Causes of Types of Acne:

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Review causes of types of Acne in more specific categories:

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Acne: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Acne, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Acne Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Acne may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Acne

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Acne may include:

Stories from Users for Acne

Real-life user stories relating to Acne:

Message Boards for Acne

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Acne or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Acne:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Acne. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination of the skin on the face and trunk - looking for whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules or cysts.
  • Blood test - hormone workup for detecting polycystic ovarian syndrome including free testosterone, FSH/LH ratio, DHEA-S.
  • more tests...»

Acne: Animations

Medications or substances causing Acne:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Acne as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Acne:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Acne as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Flunisolide and Stanozolol interaction
  • AeroBid and Stanozolol interaction
  • AeroBid-M and Stanozolol interaction
  • Bronalide and Stanozolol interaction
  • Nasalide and Stanozolol interaction
  • Nasarel and Stanozolol interaction
  • Nu-Flunisolide and Stanozolol interaction
  • more interactions...»

Acne: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Acne may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Acne

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Acne:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Acne. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Acne: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Acne

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Acne: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Acne

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Article Excerpts about Acne

Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands), which leads to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples or zits. Acne lesions usually occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Nearly 17 million people in the United States have acne, making it the most common skin disease. Although acne is not a serious health threat, severe acne can lead to disfiguring, permanent scarring, which can be upsetting to people who are affected by the disorder. (Source: excerpt from Health Topics Questions and Answers About Acne: NIDDK)

Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands), which leads to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples or zits. Acne lesions usually occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Acne: NIAMS)

The most common form of acne is known as acne vulgaris, which means common acne. Most women will experience at least a few acne pimples over the course of their lives. (Source: excerpt from Acne: NWHIC)

Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin's oil glands... (Source: excerpt from Health Topics Questions and Answers About Acne: NIDDK)

Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin... (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Acne: NIAMS)

The most common form of acne is known as acne vulgaris, which means common acne.... (Source: excerpt from Acne: NWHIC)

Definitions of Acne:

An inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous apparatus marked by an increase in sebum secretions causing lesions most frequently occurring on the face, chest, and back; the inflamed glands may form small pink papules, which sometimes surround comedones so that they have black centers (blackheads), or form pustules or cysts (whiteheads).
- (Source - CRISP)

Organs affected by Acne:

The list of organs typically affected by Acne may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Acne

The list below shows some of the causes of Acne mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Acne?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Acne. Of the 65 causes of Acne that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 62 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Acne:

The following list of conditions have 'Acne' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Acne:

The following list of medical conditions have Acne or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Acne Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Acne based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Acne?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Acne, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Acne:

    Subtypes of Acne:

    Mild acne (6 causes), Spots (140 causes), Acne-like rash (20 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Acne:

    Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Lump (342 causes), Skin bumps (179 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes)

    Symptoms related to Acne:

    Skin eruptions (15 causes), Rash (1165 causes), Blackheads (65 causes), Pimples (25 causes), Puberty, Pregnancy (699 causes), Hormonal changes prior to menstrual period, Menopause (18 causes), Oral contraceptive pill, Stress, Pressure from glasses, Pressure from tight collars, Pituitary gland tumor, Adrenal gland tumor

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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    Medical News summaries about Acne

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