This Friday post has been written with the aim of inspiring a few to do a bit for their physical and mental wellness. In this fast paced life we need constant reminders on the little things which can be done to improve our lifestyle.
Black or white head also referred to as acne commonly afflict teenagers at the time of puberty.
Mostly everyone has been through this and needless to say that mainly people remember this harrowing phase as a period of experiment with multiple products both medicinal and non medicinal. Twenty percent of individuals with acne develop severe disease which can result in physical scarring and mental and emotional stress. Although a number of products are available without prescription for acne treatment these may not be very safe.
The FDA, US Drug Regulatory Authority, has issued a warning that certain over-the-counter topical acne products,includingProactiv, Neutrogena, MaxClarity, Oxy, Ambi, Aveeno, and Clean & Clear may cause rare but serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions or severe irritation. Users who experience hypersensitivity reactions such as throat tightness, difficulty breathing, feeling faint, or swelling of the eyes, face, lips, or tongue or who develop hives or itching should stop using the products and seek immediate emergency medical attention.
It is important to understand the condition, the treatment options available and also to consult a dermatologist before experimenting with products available in the market.
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne usually appears on your face, neck, chest and back. Acne may be worsened by infection of inflamed follicle by bacteria
Various topical and systemic drugs are available for treatment. Most common are adapalene and clindamycin used topically. Oral contraceptives pills can be used for treatment as well.
Now a bit for mental wellness...
A little something to bring up a smile..