Acne

Overview

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.

Symptoms

Symptoms range from uninflamed blackheads to pus-filled pimples or large, red, and tender bumps.

Treatments

Effective treatments exist for this often distressing condition. Early treatment can reduce the risk of lasting physical and emotional damage.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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