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Acne Questionnaire

Acne Questionnaire

Introduction

Use this sheet to record your answers to the questions for the MedlinePlus X-Plain resource.


Anatomy
What is sebum? How is it produced?
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What is the pilosebaceous unit?
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Acne
What is acne?
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When does acne occur?
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What causes a pimple to burst?
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In what age range does acne most often occur? At what age does it usually clear up?
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Causes
What are the main factors that cause acne?
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What are androgens? What role do they play in causing acne?
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How do hormone changes in girls influence acne development?
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What other factors can cause an outbreak?
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Symptoms
What are comedones?
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What is the difference between whiteheads and blackheads?
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What are cysts?
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Treatment
What type of doctor specializes in diseases and disorders of the skin?
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What are the goals of acne treatment?
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How do acne medications work?
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What side effects can acne medication cause?
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What is isotretinoin? What other treatments for acne are available?
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Skin Care
What approach is recommended for washing your skin?
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What is suggested about touching or squeezing blemishes?
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What effect can tanning have on your skin in general?
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What is important to remember about cosmetics and hair products?
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