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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Acne vulgaris is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles are blocked with dead skin cells, bacteria, and oil (sebum). It is more commonly known as acne -- the presence of blackheads, whiteheads, and other types of pimples on the skin.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Abnormal menstruation

  • Difficulty breathing / breathlessness

  • Fever

  • Chest tightness

  • Edema

  • Chest pain

Possible causes

  • Keratosis Pilaris

    It is also called as chicken skin and is associated with rough patches and small acne like bumps on the skin. It occurs when there is excessive keratin production in the skin and usually seen on arms , thighs, cheeks and buttocks

  • Epidermoid cyst

    Sometimes known as sebaceous cysts. These are harmless bumps under the skin that are more common in men. There are a few causes including skin irritation, injury or surgery.

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

    PMS consists of both mental and physical symptoms, occurring 3-10 days before menses. Symptoms start to improve once menses begins. The cause of PMS is poorly understood, but is related to fluctuations in levels of female hormones.

  • Cushing syndrome
  • Acne vulgaris(acne)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Behcet's disease
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
  • Adrenal cancer

  • cushing disease

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have acne?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have skin redness?

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have any pain or tingling in the affected areas of the skin?

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Dermatology

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