Picture of Acne Vulgaris Nodulocystic
The common form of acne, in teens and young adults, that is due to overactivity of the oil (sebaceous) glands in the skin that become plugged and inflamed. Acne typically develops when the oil glands come to life around puberty and are stimulated by male hormones that are produced in the adrenal glands of both boys and girls. Treatments include keeping the skin clean and avoiding irritating soaps, foods, drinks, and cosmetics. Severe acne and acne in those who are prone to scarring can be treated with topical creams and oral medications. Nodulocystic acne is a severe form of acne that can affect the face and upper part of a person's trunk. Scarring usually results once the nodules and cysts resolve.
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