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Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Acne. Some of these are listed below :
The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Acne as a symptom.
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including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
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.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Acne may include these symptoms:
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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.
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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)
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)
The list of organs typically affected by Acne may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Acne mentioned in various sources:
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:
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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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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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Acne based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
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 :
Subtypes of Acne:
Medical Conditions associated with Acne:
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
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