Other forms of acne

Besides acne vulgaris, meaning "common" (most common form of) acne, there are some forms of acne with a different image or a different course.
Acne conglobata.
Acne conglobata is a severe form, mainly a form in men and often remains long after their twentieth year. The infections occur much more severe than in the ordinary acne (acne vulgaris). The shoulders, back and chest are generally worse affected than the face. Characteristic are the double comedones, large subcutaneous nodules and abscesses (pus-filled cavities), which eventually healed leaving behind unsightly scars.

Acne keloidalis
This severe form of acne is associated with the formation of unsightly and sometimes painful scars. Keloidalis Acne usually occurs in response to acne conglobata.
Acne ectopica (hidradenitis suppurativa).

This is a variant of acne in unusual places, such as the armpits, groin and on the buttocks. It can be very serious. The recurrent infections and abscesses can give the patient much inconvenience. This form of acne usually occurs after the age of 20, especially in smokers.
Acne excoriee.
Some people with acne, mostly young women with minor acne, are so obsessed with the skin condition, that every pimple is scratched or squeezed. Thus, the inflammation worse and create scarring or pigmentation. By some, this form of acne is seen as a kind of self-injury (self-harm).

Acne tarda
This form of acne occurs in women between 30 and 40 years. With this form people must be prepared for hormonal abnormalities and often the menstruation is erratic.

Acne by mechanical causes
This is an acne-like anomaly and is caused by mechanical influences such as acne under a chin strap or head band (helmet). Is also caused by contact with substances such as tar, oil, chlorine and cosmetics (mineral oils)

Acne by medical drugs
This form can be derived from the use of steroids, iodine, bromine and lithium. Is characterized by bumps and pimple and closed blackheads.

Acne fulminans
Is a rare and severe form of acne accompanied by an explosion of acne conglobata with fever and general malaise.

Acne neonatorum
Is a form occurs to infants and toddlers. The cheeks are then covered with blackheads and inflammation.

The word acne comes from Greek. It comes from the Ancient Greek "acme", that 'top' blossom 'or highlight means. That word not only shows that pimples and blemishes occurs as small mountain tops protruding above the skin, but also that the disease occurs primarily in people in the 'flowering' of their lives. In 1935, the word acne recorded as a new Latin medical term, taken from a misspelling of the word acme by a 6th-century author, Aetius ......

NOTE: Anna is not extensively tested above acne forms. We did receive positive response from individuals on the treatment of Acne conglobata and acne tarda with our formulation.

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