Factors Affecting Acne
- Acne Vulgaris,
- aggravating factors,
- late onset,
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Acne vulgaris is a common chronic skin disease involving blockage and /or inflammation of pilosevaceous unit(hair follicles and their accompanying sebaceous gland)Acne can present as non-inflammatory lesions, inflammatory lesions, or a mixture of both, affecting mostly the face but also the back and chest
We studied the pattern of Acne in 110 patients with the sex ratio of 50 %( 55) male and 50 %( 55) female. The age ranged from 13-47 years, the study design was descriptive case series, the study was carried out in Nangarhar University Teaching Hospital and clinics from November 2018 to June 2019 and assessed patients’ perceptions of factors having effect on their acne condition. Family history of acne was positive in 61% of patients, sweating, hot weather and emotional stress were known as aggravating factors by both sexes and premenstrual factors and cosmetics were confined to women. certain foods such as nuts , chocolate ,egg ,cakes and biscuits, spices and tea were known as exacerbator factors , finally we concluded that common aggravating factors are genetic ,nuts ,oily food, chocolate, spice ,cosmetic material , hot weather, milk, yogurt, tea and coffee and bettering factors are vegetables and fruits, and the acne is the disease of adolescence specially affecting those aging 13-20 year. The moderate type of acne was the most common type while the sever type was the less common type.
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