Sunday, April 30, 2017

Acne Vulgaris Symptoms

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Expert Author Vivian Tindall
Adult acne is also known as Rosacea. Acne is a very common problem in adults, and it can occur on the neck, back, shoulders, face, upper arms and chest.
Adult acne mainly starts with blackheads, which develop due to dead cells and oil blocking a pore. Red pimples are result of inflamed blackheads. These pimples are spread with dirty hands and may become infected. It may than become associated with a pustule or whitehead. Sometimes, acne may develop as the result of fluctuating hormones and/or vitamin deficiency.
The use of medicines containing bromides, iodides or chlorides, use of cosmetics and other drugs such as trimethadinile, corticosteroids, or phenytoin may cause adult acne.
In some cases, acne is caused by exposure to heavy oils, tars or greases. Other causes of adult acne include heredity, excessive exposure to sun rays, and stressful situations.
Symptoms of Adult Acne
Adult acne is the term for acne that starts or remains in the adult years. It is a common type of acne that may occur in the form of acne vulgaris, cystic acne, and acne rosacea.
Adult acne breakouts are related to stress created at the office, home and family responsibilities. Stress causes the body to produce hormonal steroids which produce chemical substances that concentrate on the skin in a disruptive way.
Because of this, it is strongly recommended to affected individuals to lower their stress levels in order to avoid an even greater deterioration of their acne.
Benzoyl Peroxide is very effective in removing mild to severe adult acne. It is available in creams, cleansers, lotions and gels. It has some side-effects such as dryness, dermatitis, allergic reactions or irritation. Therefore, consult healthcare professionals before using it.
Antibiotics will be the preferred treatment by doctors to cure moderate to severe acne. Oral medications such as Minocycline, Erythromycin, Tetracycline, or Doxycycline are used to treat the acne. Side-effects of antibiotics may include upset stomach, lightheadedness, skin discoloration and a higher risk of sunburn.
Acnezine is an effective treatment for acne. It was developed by the pharmaceutical company Revitol, and it includes the following 2 products:
- Acnezine Anti-Oxidant Capsules
- Acnezine Moisturizing Cream
Laser treatment
Laser treatment is a very expensive treatment for adult acne. Laser treatment for acne scars include V-Beam laser, Smoothbeam laser, Medilux, Ellipse IPL, and Fraxel laser - all different medical laser applications. The time required for this treatment will depend on the size of affected area. It will take about 15-20 minutes for remove the acne from a full face.
Homemade remedies for adult acne
Take one tablespoon of sandalwood powder and few drops of rosewater. Add the sandalwood powder to the rosewater and make a paste. Apply this paste on the affected area. And leave it for about 20 minutes. It reputedly gives great results.
Take two tablespoons of green clay, one tablespoon of honey, and one tablespoon of yogurt, take few drops of lavender oil and lemon juice. Mix all ingredients together and make a paste with rosewater. Apply it on the affected area. Let it dry fully and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Important tips
- Avoid vegetable oils, glycol, and greasy ointments
- Use only lavender oil, coconut oil, tea tree oil and jojoba oil
- Avoid spicy foods, sweets and fried foods
- Drink lots of water
- Avoid excess exposure to sun rays. Apply sunscreen lotion before going out in the sunlight
- Avoid excess stress and do physical exercises to help fight acne-causing bacteria
Vivian Tindall is the founder of Acnezine Reviews [] website which offers advice, tips, and general information about natural acne treatment. To read her latest review of Revitol Acnezine [], please visit the provided link.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Acne Vulgaris Boils

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Expert Author Abdulmubeen Mundewadi
Acne is called as "Yuvan Pidika" in Ayurveda, which means boils affecting the youth. Disturbed "kapha", "pitta" and "rakta" (blood) together produce boils, mostly on the face. As the Ayurvedic name suggests, these are present mostly in the age group of 15 - 25 years, and in some, may extend till 35 years of age. Some physicians believe that disturbed " meda" is also involved in the production of acne.
For the sake of treatment, acne is considered to be of recent onset, chronic, and resulting from or coinciding with menstruation in females. Acne is believed to have a very close relation to the stomach, and therefore, it is believed that excessive salty, sour, sweet, oily and non-vegetarian food-stuffs aggravate, or cause acne. Stress, chronic constipation, menstruation, and obesity, all are believed to contribute to acne.
The main principles of treatment in acne are: treatment of "rakta" (blood) impurities (this includes control of infection), reduction in stress, and proper regulation of bowel movement. As mentioned above, avoiding food products which aggravate acne is also very important. Use of irritating cosmetics is best avoided. 
For red boils, with burning sensation, Praval, Kamdudha, and Chandanadi vati are useful. Those with excessive "heat" in their bodies should take, in addition, Triphala and Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus) at bed time. Those women with scanty or irregular menses should take compounds containing Kumari (Aloe vera). Obese patients with acne benefit from medicines like Triphala Guggulu and Gokshuradi Guggulu.

Local applications containing Shalmali (Bombax malabaricum), Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Kushtha (Saussurea lappa), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Chandan (Santalum album), Dashanglep and Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus) are beneficial in acne. Local application of Khas-Khas and Jayphal (Myristica fragrans) is believed to give very good results. For dry skin, application of Shatadhout Ghrut is beneficial.
Ayurvedic combination medicines like Arogya-vardhini, Gandhak Rasayan, Sukshma Triphala, and Chandraprabha are good for internal use. Shankh Bhasma can be applied locally and taken orally too. 
Those who have very severe or cystic type of acne benefit from blood letting by leech, or induced vomiting (Vaman) or induced purgation (Virechan), however, these procedures are best done by qualified personnel in well-equipped clinics. Patient selection for these procedures is important.

Adequate sleep, a sensible diet, and breathing techniques like "Pranayam" are beneficial.
Dr. A. A. Mundewadi is Chief Ayurvedic Physician at Mundewadi Ayurvedic Clinic based at Thane, Maharashtra, India. He is available as an online Ayurvedic Consultant at The online clinic offers Ayurvedic treatment for all chronic and refractory health problems. Dr. A. A. Mundewadi uses high quality herbal extracts in tablet form, which are easy to take, effective and safe for long-term use. Dr. A. A. Mundewadi, B.A.M.S., has clinical experience of 25 years and clinical research experience of 12 years. He has conducted extensive research in HIV infection, Schizophrenia and many other chronic diseases.