An update on body acne (truncal acne)

I’ve written post on this a while ago, and not much data was available then regarding truncal acne. So here’s an update on another common issue : Truncal acne. Truncal acne refers to the acne involving the back and or chest. Around 50% of patients with facial acne also suffer from truncal acne while ~…

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Red scars or Post inflammatory erythema

Post acne erythema are also called post acne erythema or macular erythema. They are persistent pink to red marks that occurs in acne patients during the course of acne treatment and persists for sometime even after the acne subsides. They are more commonly seen in patients with lighter skin (FST I-III), but PIE can also…

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Do pimple patches work?

Do you often get your breakouts just before one event? Have you ever used Pimple patches? What is these patches made of? Do they even work? Can they work for all types of pimples? What are pimple patches? These patches are hydrocolloid dressings which were traditionally used for treating acute or chronic wounds. They’ve also…

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Fungal Acne: A misnomer. Medically it’s called Pityrosporum folliculitis

Acne is such a common condition that to an untrained eye, all red bumps (papules/pustules) must be acne. There are other dermatological disorders that present like acne but are not acne. Pityrosporum folliculitis or Malassezia folliculitis (Fungal acne in layman terms, but fungal acne is not a medical diagnosis since it’s not acne or form…

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