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Acne: Acne In Adults

Adult Acne

Acne is not a disease that only affects teenagers. It may also appear in later years of life. Adult acne is difficult to treat compared to the acne of teenagers. You should consult a dermatologist if you get acne during adult years.

Adult Acne - Types

Acne Mechanica -

Acne mechanica is caused by sweat, mechanical pressure, and rubbing. To learn more about Acne mechanica click here.

Acne caused by medicines -

Medications of some types can cause acne. They are:

  • Some anti tuberculosis and anti epileptic drugs,
  • Lithium and iodine containing drugs,
  • Testosterone.

Hormonal Changes -

This is common cause of acne in women. Pregnancy and hormonal imbalances can cause acne in adult women.

Chemicals -

Industrial chlorinated chemicals can cause acne that is known as Chloracne.

Adult Acne - Treatment

The treatment of adult acne is done after finding the underlying cause of the acne. The treatment is same for acne during all the ages. To learn more about how acne is treated, click here.

Article created on: August 19, 2006

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Acne & Sunshine

Despite the belief that acne gets cleared by sunshine, there is no scientific evidence to this. Excess sun can damage your skin rather than treating acne.

Click here to learn more on Sun Damage.

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