an disease of the skin caused by changes in the pilosebaceous units (skin
structures consisting of a hair follicle and its associated). Acne lesions
are commonly referred to as, spots, or zits.
1.The most common form of acne is known as "acne vulgaris", meaning "common acne." Many teenagers get this type of acne. Excessive secretion of oils from the sebaceous glands accompanies the plugging of the pores with naturally occurring dead skin cells( corneocytes) blocking hair follicles
3.In response to the bacterial and yeast
populations, the skin inflames
4.The face chest,back shoulders and upper arms are especially affected.5.The typical acne lesions are: comedones pustules nodules and inflammatory cysts known as cystic acne, one of the more severe forms.These are more inflamed and pus-filled or reddish bumps, that can easily lead to scarring or serious infections.
6. Non-inflamed 'sebaceous cysts more properly called epidermoid cysts, occur either in association with acne or alone but are not a constant feature.
Is perhaps the remedy most often indicated in this affection, especially if chronic. The skin is rough and hard and the acne is associated with comedones and constipation; great aggravation from water is the characteristic leading to Sulphur in skin affections. The acne punctata is the variety corresponding most nearly to Sulphur. Simple forms yield to Belladonna or Pulsatilla. Acne rosacea yields to Arsenicum iodatum or Sulphur iodide.
Is another useful remedy in acne, especially in women with scanty menses and irregular circulation of blood. Other remedies for acne dependent on sexual disturbances of women are Calcarea carbonica.
3. Kali bromatum [Kali.br]
produces an acne on the face, neck and shoulders. We frequently find acne in Epileptics who have been maltreated by bromides. This remedy is especially adapted to the acne simplex and the acne indurata, especially in hyperaesthetic, nervous females. Since Kali bromatum has been found a useful remedy in sexual excesses it will be especially a remedy in acne due to that cause.