Everyone has had a rash on the skin at some point in our lives that can range from a small red patch to a large pimple. There are many reasons why you can suffer from acne, here we explain some of them and we will give you some basic recommendations to know when to visit a specialist.
What is acne?
It is an inflammatory disease that affects the pilosebaceous unit, which is located mainly on the face, chest and torso. That is why most of the pimples appear in those areas. In addition, according to some statistics, 80% of adolescents have suffered from this dermatological pathology. And although the highest peak of this problem occurs between 14-17 years in women and between 16-19 years in men, the truth is that it can appear at any age.
This disease can arise for various reasons, the most common are: inflammation, hyperseborrhea (increased production of cells that produce sebum to lubricate the skin), presence of the bacteria. Propionibacterium acnes, pores clogged by dead cells or fat, hormonal changes , use of certain medications and stress.
How to fight acne?
There are endless homeopathic ingredients for oral and topical consumption that could help you control this problem in a natural and kind way to your skin. Some examples are:
• Sulfur: Recommended for different skin disorders (burning, rashes, dryness, etc.)
• Berberis: Recommended in cases of itchy and burning rashes.
• Arsenicum: Recommended in cases of juvenile acne and rosacea
When should I see a doctor?
Acne usually appears commonly in teenagers and women days before or during their period. However, there are always doubts: Is this normal? Should I see a specialist? If the over-the-counter treatments they sell in pharmacies have not worked, if you feel a lot of pain, if acne breakouts last a long time on the skin or simply do not go away, if your face suddenly begins to fill with pimples and / or if acne is appearing in other areas of the body … Don’t think twice and visit a doctor.
Author: Nerissa Álvarez
Review: Betzabe Guido
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