What Is Acne Vulgaris?

Q:
What is acne vulgaris?

A:
“Vulgaris” is the medical term for “common”. Acne vulgaris is a name used to distinguish it from less common types of acne.

Almost all people have or once had acne vulgaris. It often appears on the face and can appear on any part of human body.

People with acne vulgaris may have following symptoms:

  • Blackheads.
  • Whiteheads.
  • Small, tender red bumps.
  • White or yellow squeezable spots.
  • Cyst-like fluctuant swellings.
  • Scratched spots.
  • Dark marks from old spots.
  • Red marks from recently healed spots.
  • Scars.

If you have acne vulgaris, you had better visit hospital to receive diagnosis. Treatment of acne vulgaris varies by the type of skin and the health condition of people. A dermatologist can help you find a most suitable treatment.

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