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Acne Vulgaris In Adult Underarm And Elsewhere - Needs Prescribed Medication

Acne vulgaris in adult underarm and elsewhere manifests itself as blackheads, cysts, papules, pimples & whiteheads and calls for same medication as teenage acne.

The eruption of acne vulgaris (the most common form of acne) is the direct outcome of the clogging of skin pores with oil, perspiration, surface dirt and dead skin cells. This speaks up for the presence of acne vulgaris in adult underarm, shoulder, neck, face, chest and the back - in areas of the body with great many numbers of sebaceous glands.

Acne Vulgaris - How It Forms

Acne vulgaris, is basically an adolescent skin condition. Elevated hormone (male hormone 'androgens') levels during adolescence cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge, which then start producing excess sebum. The sebum mixes with surface dirt and dead cells and plug up the pores, which become the ideal propagation grounds for the bacteria.

This extended activity inflames the adjacent tissues and acne erupts in the form of pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. In severe cases of acne vulgaris, cysts, papules and pustules are widespread.

The acne problem persists in many adults, with a relatively high rate of occurrence in women. In most adult women, acne poses a transient threat. Flares are associated with the menstrual cycle hormone changes - pimples and papules appearing before the cycle starts and vanishing when the period is over.

Acne Vulgaris Treatment

Treatment for acne aims three things
Getting rid of present attack
Preventing scarring
Ruling out future outbreaks
Mild cases of acne vulgaris can be treated with over-the-counter topical preparations. A combination treatment of oral antibiotics and topical creams or lotions containing antibiotics helps overcome antibiotic resistance.

Severe cases of acne need to be dealt with topical and oral retinoid (a form of vitamin A).
Hormone therapy based on oral contraceptives (such as belara, demulen, desogen, ortho-cyclen, etc.) and other androgen reducing medications (such as cimetidine, flutamide, ketoconazole and spironolactone) effectively cures acne.

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