A skin condition that occurs when hair follicles plug with oil and dead skin cells.
Acne is most common in teenagers and young adults.
Symptoms range from uninflamed blackheads to pus-filled pimples or large, red and tender bumps.Treatments include over-the-counter creams and cleanser, as well as prescription antibiotics.
Effective acne treatments are available, but acne can be persistent. The pimples and bumps heal slowly, and when one begins to go away, others seem to crop up.
Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and scar the skin. The earlier you start treatment, the lower your risk of such problems.