5 Serious Disorders That Could Be More Than Acne

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles or pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It is the most common skin condition in the United States. Acne is characterized by red bumps, blackheads, and pimples. Although it can develop anywhere on the body, acne is most commonly found on the face, back, and chest. In some cases, acne can become infected with white pus and may be a sign of a more serious health complication.

5. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormone condition that commonly affects women over the age of twenty-five. It is caused by an adverse reaction to the hormone insulin. Symptoms may include weight gain, irregular ovulation and menstrual cycles, thinning hair, and most notably, acne. Patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome tend to see acne that occurs underneath the skin in the form of tender knots rather than surface bumps. Areas most commonly affected at the chin, upper neck, jaw line, and cheeks.

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