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Acne

Updated 20 September 2017

When to see a doctor about acne

In most cases, acne can be treated successfully at home. However, in some situations, it is important to see your doctor.




In most cases, acne can be treated successfully at home. However, in some situations, it is important to see your doctor.

  • All patients with inflammatory acne.
  • If noninflammatory acne does not respond to treatment.
  • If you develop emotional problems as a result of your acne.
  • When signs of overproductions of androgens are present.
  • If you suspect new prescription medication causes your acne.
  • If you suspect that greasy cosmetics or other topical preparations may aggravate your acne.

Reviewed by Professor H.F Jordaan, MBChb, MMed (Derm)


 

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