In continuation of knowing types of Acne in my previous post All About Acne & Types of Acne, below are some more important facts on type of Acne. These information will surely help you to identify your acne types and cure your skin in better way. Once you are aware about you acne type, you can take proper measures like food consumption, proper care and lifestyle.
Below are some most common type of Acne which you should be aware about.
Rosacea is similar to acne vulgaris, which should not be confused with each other. Generally Rosacea affects people aged above 30 years. It looks like a red rash which is found on cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. Sometimes this redness is also supported by pimples, skin blemishes and bumps. In this case blood vellels are more clearly visible on the skin. Blackheads are not related to rosacea. Its more prevalent in women but when found in men it’s more severe. Untreated rosacea can cause swelling and growth of axcess tissue. This condition is called rhinophyma.
Treatment of Rosacea is different from Acne. You should definitely consult your doctor if you see any of above symptom or suspect Rosacea.
Acne Rosaces can be commonly found in middle aged adults. It can be recognized by flushing of the face, formation of inflamed bumps on the forehead, nose, chin and cheeks. Sometimes people think the redness on the face is caused by excessive drinking, this is misconception as drinking is not at all related to acne, but people think it will boost problems related to acne.
Acne Conglobata is considered as the most severe form of acne. Generally Acne Conglobata is found in males. It starts with large lesions and sometimes supported by blackheads. When Acne Conglobata occurs, it will cause heavy damage to the skin and may cause deep scars. Usually it could be found between age of 18 to 30 years. Generally it could be found on face, back, thighs, buttocks and chest.
Acne Conglobata is the most severe form of acne vulgaris and is mostly found in males. Acne Conglobata is the most severe form of acne and is generally found in males. It consists of large lesions, which sometimes may be interconnected, accompanied by blackheads. It is capable of causing severe damage to skin with long lasting scars. It usually starts appearing between the age of 18 and 30 years and may exist for any period of time. It generally attacks the face, chest, back, thighs, upper arms and buttocks.
Acne Fulminans is an abrupt onset of acne conglobata-like symptoms which normally afflicts young Caucasian men. Symptoms of severe nodulocystic, often ulcerating acne are apparent. As with acne conglobata, extreme, disfiguring scarring is common. Acne fulminans is unique in that it also includes a fever and aching of the joints. Hospitalization of 3-5 weeks is typical for treatment. Acne fulminans does not respond well to antibiotics. Isotretinoin (Accutane) and oral steroids are normally prescribed.
Acne Fulminans is the severe form of Acne conglobata and is usually found in males. It affects the chest and the back mostly and is really a severe form of acne. It is characterized by abrupt onset, pain in joints, severe scarring, fluctuating fever, loss of appetite, nodular acne on chest and back, and reduced white blood cells count
Gram-Negative Folliculitis is a bacterial infection characterized by pustules and cysts, possibly occurring as a complication resulting from a long term antibiotic treatment of acne vulgaris. It is a rare condition, and we do not know if it is more common in males or females at this time. Fortunately, isotretinoin (Accutane) is often effective in combating gram-negative folliculitis
Its proportionate possibility in males and females is not yet known but it might affect any of the two. It is characterized by cysts and pustules.
Pyoderma Faciale (Rosacea Fulminans)
Pyoderma Faciale (Rosacea Fulminans): This type of severe facial acne affects only females, usually between the ages of 20 to 40 years old, and is characterized by large painful nodules, pustules, and sores, all of which may scar. It begins abruptly, and may occur on the skin of a woman who has never had acne before. It is confined to the face, and usually does not last longer than one year, but can wreak havoc in a very short time. Doctors often prescribe isotretinoin (Accutane) and systemic corticosteroids are sometimes use an an adjunct.
Pyoderma faciale is a severe form of acne which is usually found in adult women. It usually attacks the face, cheeks, chin and forehead. It can also resemble Rosacea. It starts abruptly and does not persist for more than a year. It does not affect males and is confined to the face alone. These are large red nodules or pustules that may be painful and leave permanent scars.
Perioral Dermatitis is almost exclusive to young women. The presence of tiny papules (red bumps), pustules (pus-filled yellowish bumps) and scaling with intense itching are signs of perioral dermatitis. It is usually localized to the surrounding area of the mouth and on the chin, or extend to involve the eyelids and the forehead.
Some causes of Perioral Dermatitis are due to the use of fluorinated toothpaste, facial creams, or irritants such as strong benzoyl peroxide or cinnamon in the area.
The use of steroids could cause Corticosteroid Acne, among other side-effects to the body. Nasty cases of pustular acne on the face, chest, back, arms and thighs, together with cessation of menstruation, development of body hair, thinning of scalp hair have been reported with the taking of dehydroepiandrosterone. This drug that is supposed to help reverse the effects of aging, increase metabolism, aid in weight loss, help increase energy, among other things, is easily available over-the-counter. Extreme care should be exercised when using this product.
Acne Excoriee des Jeunes Filles
Acne Excoriee des Jeunes Filles is a condition commonly seen in young girls. In this case, minimal acne lesions on the face are exacerbated by neurotic squeezing and pressing of the pimples, trying to rid the contents with the fingers. As a result, hyper pigmentation and stellate contracted scars occur, while often the original underlying acne has healed.
These are common types of Acne you should be aware of. By knowing these acne types, its symptoms and cure you will be better equipped to handle any situations if you face any of the Acne mentioned above. Hope you will learn from these information it will help you to deal with adverse skin conditions.