Acne or pimples

Also known as Bad complexion, Blackheads on face, and Blemishes on face

Acne or pimples is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of acne or pimples are acne, contact dermatitis, and pyogenic skin infection. Other possible causes, such as eczema, are more rare.

What symptoms are related?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with acne or pimples, 21% report having abnormal appearing skin, 20% report having skin moles, and 12% report having skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with acne or pimples often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), lipid panel, excision, excision of skin lesion, biopsy, other non-or therapeutic procedures on skin and breast, culture wound and other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with acne or pimples include tretinoin topical, benzoyl peroxide topical, minocycline, doxycycline, clindamycin, isotretinoin (accutane), adapalene topical, benzoyl peroxide-clindamycin topical, tetracycline, tazarotene topical, clindamycin topical product, azelaic acid topical and clindamycin-tretinoin topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for acne or pimples include age 15-29 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.2x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
1.3x
15-29 years
2.9x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
0.4x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
0.1x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.7x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
1.3x
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