Acne / Pimples

Introduction to Acne

Causes of Acne

Homeopathic Treatment of Acne

Complications of Acne

Acne - Introduction

Acne is an inflammatory disease of the skin with the formation of an eruption of papules or pustules.

Acne (also called as pimples) though is not a very serious health condition, it has got a lot of importance due to its cosmetic nature not only in teenagers but also in adults.

Acne, pimples - Homeopathic Treatment

Acne on Face

Acne - Causes

Acne occurs when tiny holes on the surface of the skin, called pores, become plugged. Each pore is an opening to a follicle, which contains a hair and an oil gland called sebaceous gland . Normally, the oil glands help keep the skin lubricated and help remove old skin cells. When glands produce too much oil, the pores can become blocked, accumulating dirt, debris, and bacteria. The blockage or plug is often called a comedone.

The top of the plug may be white (whitehead) or dark (blackhead). If the comedone ruptures, the material inside, including oil and bacteria, can spread to the surrounding area and cause an inflammatory reaction. The inflammation usually takes the form of pimples or "zits". If the inflammation is deep in your skin, the pimples may enlarge to form firm, painful cysts.

Acne commonly appears on the face and shoulders, but may also occur on the trunk, arms, legs, and buttocks. It is most common in teenagers, but it can happen at any age, including as an infant. Three out of four teenagers have it to some extent, probably caused by hormonal changes that stimulate oil production. Acne may persist into a person's 30s and 40s.

Acne tends to run in families and can be triggered by:

Acne - Homeopathic Treatment

Acne usually subsides after adolescence, but may last into middle age. Scarring may occur if severe acne is not treated. Some people, especially teenagers, can become significantly depressed if it is not treated. Homeopathic treatment has very encouraging results in acne and pimples and gives relief in long term. Moreover all medications are natural, safe, gentle, effective, easy to administer and without any adverse effects. Homeopathic treatment is strongly recommended for patients who are desperately looking for an effective remedy. If you have any specific question about your condition, please click here to ask.

With homoeopathic medicines, also take the following self-care steps to lessen the effects of acne:

Acne - Complications

Possible complications include: