Tuesday, August 19, 2014

UK Health Radio Medical News Update – On the Hour - Gracie Timms on Acne

UK Health Radio Medical News Update – On the Hour
Gracie Timms


Acne is a common skin condition in teenagers and young adults. 
It makes spots appear on the skin, usually on the face, back and chest. There are six main types of spots caused by Acne: blackheads, whiteheads, papules, nodules, large cysts and horrible pustules.  My friend at school has acne, but its just mild. About 80% of people aged 11 to -30 will be affected by it. 

Acne is most common in girls aged 14-17 and boys aged 16-19. It is caused when tiny holes in the skin get blocked. Smoking, certain medications and some cosmetic products may also cause Acne. However it is less common now for cosmetic products to trigger Acne as they are now tested so they don’t cause spots. 

Teen acne is caused when the levels of a hormone, called testosterone, go up. This happens in puberty. Treatment for Acne depends on how bad it is. It can take months of treatment before the symptoms get better. If you only have a couple of blackheads or whiteheads then you can use cream that contains benzoyl peroxide.

Gracie Timms
UK Health Radio Medical News Update
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