Diagnostics

Diagnostics
Acne

Overview

Causes

Diagnostics

Treatment

Complication

Acne diagnosis by a general practitioner entails visual examination of the skin, encompassing areas like the face, chest, or back, to identify various lesions such as blackheads or inflamed nodules. Treatment protocols and referral decisions hinge upon the severity of the condition, typically categorized as mild, moderate, or severe. Mild cases primarily feature whiteheads and blackheads, occasionally accompanied by papules and pustules. Moderate presentations exhibit a wider distribution of whiteheads and blackheads, often accompanied by numerous papules and pustules.

Severe instances entail the presence of extensive, painful papules, pustules, nodules, or cysts, potentially accompanied by scarring. Pharmacists can offer guidance for mild cases, while moderate or severe cases necessitate consultation with a general practitioner. In adult women, the sudden onset of acne may signal hormonal irregularities, particularly when accompanied by symptoms like hirsutism (excessive body hair) or menstrual irregularities.

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