Q.1 What is the most common skin problem among teenagers?
A.1 Acne is believed to be the most common skin disease in Indians, especially among teenagers. Almost everyone has had acne at some point of their life.
Q.2 What is Acne?
A.2 Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pile sebaceous follicles characterized by pimples, nodules and often scars.
Q.3 What causes acne?
A.3 The primary trigger of most cases of acne is the oily skin, excessive sebum production, inflammation of the pilosebaceous unit, infection by P.acnes & fluctuation of hormones. Hormones stimulate the oil glands to produce more sebum which can block pores. Bacteria can grow in the pores, causing them to become inflamed and break out.
Dr. Bhawna Jhamb is a Dermatologist and practices at Sai Skin And Medical Clinic , Delhi.