Saturday, November 29, 2008

Who Gets Acne?

Acne is a skin disorder associated with one and all. It knows no discrimination on the basis of caste or creed. A person of any origin can suffer from it. An American or an Australian, a black or a white, a kid or an old man, a man or a woman, all can fall victim to acne. Nobody is out of its reach.

The acne sufferers can basically be divided into the following segments along with the type of acne mainly affecting them:

If you thought that acne can not extend its pangs to affect kids, you are sadly mistaken. Kids as well as infants are very likely to suffer from acne. This type of acne is basically referred to as Infantile Acne. It attacks kids up to six years of age. Kids and infants can also fall prey to Acne Mechanica due to prolonged use of caps or due to straps of school bags.

Teenagers are the most acne prone batch. This is the age when acne attacks are at their peak. Why? Well at the time of puberty, several hormonal changes lead to the development of acne. Majority of acne types spread their pangs during adolescence. Acne Vulgaris, Acne Mechanica, Excoriated Acne, Pomade Acne, Acne Conglobata, Acne Fulminans, and Gram-Negative Folliculitis Acne are some forms of acne that mainly start during teenage and are found the most in adolescents.

There is a whole array of types of acne that may affect the adults, whether males or females. Acne can affect anybody, even till the age of 60 and above. So, if you are old, you are still not out of its reach. Adult women run a very great risk of Pyoderma Faciale, whereas adult males may very likely suffer from Acne Conglobata and Acne Fulminans. The other general types of acne may also affect adults of all age.

Whichever segment you may belong to, do not fret. It is very much possible to cure acne with a variety of treatments, techniques and medications available. All you need to do is, just go to your dermatologist and get the right option prescribed for yourself.

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