Skin Conditions Related To Acne

Skin Conditions Related To Acne

Acne is most common among young people and tends to be characterised by red, sore spots, also known as pimples, usually found on the face, neck and back. Their presence can also be symptomatic of other health conditions, while certain skin conditions can also lead to the presence of acne. Here we take a closer look at some of the conditions related to acne:

Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition which is instantly recognisable because it causes red patches to develop on the cheeks, nose, forehead and/or chin. It is a chronic (long-term) skin condition and may be mistaken for acne or sunburn—due to the similarity of symptoms and the fact that red patches tend to flare up periodically. Common triggers include eating spicy food, stress, exposure to heat and drinking alcohol. Rosacea sometimes begins with flushing and mild redness and develops into small spots similar to pimples.

There is no cure for rosacea, but there are treatments and therapies that can help to ease symptoms.

rosacea

Boils

Boils are large spots that are often very painful. They are caused by bacterial infection which leads to pus collecting under the skin. Boils can develop all over the body and are sometimes known as skin abscesses. They are not contagious, but the form of bacteria is. The condition is often accompanied by a fever (high temperature) and a general feeling of being under the weather, and you tend to get them when you are feeling run-down, tired or stressed.

If you have a boil it is important to try and avoid touching it and to wash your hands on a regular basis. In most cases, antibiotics are prescribed, but the abscess may also need to be drained. Your doctor or dermatologist will explain treatment to you and tell you whether a simple treatment of antibiotics will suffice.

boils

Folliculitis

Folliculitis causes tiny red bumps to develop around the hair follicles and a ‘chicken-skin’ like appearance. It is often mistaken for acne, mainly because it is most common among younger people. Folliculitis can affect several areas of the body including the back, chest and legs. It is usually treated using antibacterial washes, but good hygiene can also help to reduce any risk of developing the skin condition.

folliculitis

Skin rashes

Skin rashes are common and most people will experience a rash at least once in their lifetime. The causes range from exposure to heat, cold weather or the sun and allergies, to different environments and food or skincare products, to medical conditions and skin conditions. In many cases, their presence is not serious and no treatment is required. However, they can sometimes be symptomatic of an allergy, an underlying medical condition or a serious infection. So it is a good idea to get checked out, especially if it is new and accompanied by symptoms like feeling unwell and a fever. Rashes usually appear as flushed red skin where spots may also be present (these can be large or small). Skin rashes can affect people of all ages and they can develop all over the body.

skin rashes

Learn more about skin conditions related to acne symptoms at the dermatologist site where there is more information on many other related health issues.