Acne is characterised by spots on the body’s oily areas, such as the face, hairline, and back, which contain sebum. It’s caused by an excessive amount of natural oils in the skin, which clog the small passages that connect oil-producing glands to the skin’s surface. These clogged glands trigger bumps or marks, which can become infected and become hot and sore. Acne lesions are often found to be filled with pus.

Consultdoc GPs can diagnose acne by looking at your skin. Your treatment of acne will be based on how severe your acne is as there are different types of treatment depending on the severity. It can also take longer to treat acne. The doctor will try to get rid of your acne to prevent new ones from appearing. The sooner you begin therapy, the less scars you will get.

Some of the treatment you can get by consulting online will include a private prescription of topical or oral medication. You can also arrange a follow up review of your treatment to assess how well your acne has improved. In the most severe cases, Consultdoc GP can refer you to a dermatologist for further treatment if your acne has not improved despite treatment.

I will advice not to wash your skin more than twice a day and only use mild soap. Use less make-up and remove your make-up before going to sleep.

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