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A papulo-pustular skin condition, especially in the face and neck , characterized by comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), papules, pustules, and pimples , due to an increased production of sebun (oil) from the sebaceous glands during the hormonal changes of puberty and adolescence . Frequent washing of the skin with soap and water helps to unclog the pores; noninflammatory lesions often respond to over-the-counter creams and lotions; inflammatory lesions require the attention of a dermatologist. Treatment includes topical and oral antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, benzyl benzoate, retinoic acid, and topical vitamin A derivatives.
Synonyms: acne-vulgaris ; common acne.
See Also: 17-ketosteroid, acne, acne syphilitica, acne vulgaris, crater-face, pizza-face

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