Acne is a common skin disorder seen in adolescents and occurs when the skin pores get blocked and there is accumulation of sebum. Acne typically is seen during puberty and is triggered by increased androgen levels, hormonal changes, stress, oil based cosmetics and hair oils, and certain medication like birth control pills and steroids.
The treatment of acne depends on the severity of acne. Topical antibiotics, topical retinoids and benzoyl peroxide are usually used in mild cases. More progressive acne will require both oral and topical antibiotics. Severe cases may respond with oral isotretinoin (not prescribed during pregnancy or if planning pregnancy).You may consult your dermatologist to see which treatment suits the best.
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