What Are Options for Acne Treatment?

Discussion Acne vulgaris or acne is a problem of the pilosebaceous follicle. It occurs most prominently where sebaceous glands are abundant especially the face, neck, and upper back. Sebum production increases because of androgens. Keratin and sebum clog the pores of the pilosebaceous unit causing hyperkeratosis (clogged pilosebaceous unit = clogged pores = comedomes). Propionibacterium acnes, a gram-negative anaerobe, multiplies in the sebaceous unit causing an inflammatory reaction resulting in moderate or severe acne. Skin lesions include: Comedomal acne has comedomes White heads = closed comedomes Black heads = open comedomes Inflammatory acne has papules and pustules Nodulocystic acne has nodules and cysts For each type, the density and extent of the lesions should be noted. Scarring presence or absence should be noted. Any scarring should be treated aggressively. Patients with cystic or scarring acne or who are difficult to treat should be referred to a dermatologist. Some reasons for treatment failures include: Lack of adherence is the most common reason for failure. Discussing with the patient what part(s) of the treatment regiment are not working and why can help adherence. Unrealistic expectations – Need to follow the treatment for at least 2-3 months before effectiveness can be evaluated. Irritation because of drying, itching, burning, etc. Check to make sure that patients are also not using other medications such as astringents, antibacterial soaps, s...
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Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Front Immunol Source Type: research
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Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: West Afr J Med Source Type: research
does everyone have emergency airway/equipment/meds for in clinic procedure room? i only do simple joint/nerve and some lumbar injections. rest goes to ASC. i did have one episode of contrast allergy last year which made me think i should at least have epi pen in clinic.. what are people doing and what kits/meds do you have?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums
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Source: Molecular Vision - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Vis Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2020Source: Anaesthesia &Intensive Care MedicineAuthor(s): Susan Hanson, Ashley Hanson, Dominic Aldington
Source: Anaesthesia and intensive care medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: Current Genomics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Curr Genomics Source Type: research
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Source: MEDICC Review - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: MEDICC Rev Source Type: research
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Source: MEDICC Review - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: MEDICC Rev Source Type: research
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Source: Medical Problems of Performing Artists - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Med Probl Perform Art Source Type: research
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Source: Medical Problems of Performing Artists - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Med Probl Perform Art Source Type: research
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