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Though acne is a common skin disorder, some of its severe types are extremely painful physically and mentally. Painful or severe acne is usually red, rounded and pus discharging lesions.
People are more concerned for such types of acne due to its severity, occurrence in face, neck, buttocks, chest and back. Severe acne may cover entire face, back or wherever the breakouts occur. The lesions may get more severe and form lumps or nodules called abscesses. Acne conglobata, Acne fulminans, Gram negative folliculitis and Nodulocystic acne are the four severest form of acne. These four types of acne differ with acne vulgaris in many ways like acne vulgaris is most common occurring in 80% to 90% of population and indicated as simple whiteheads or blackheads. While acne conglobata, acne fulminans, Gram negative folliculitis and Nodulocystic acne are painful lumpy lesions similar to abscesses. Though Acne conglobata and other rest of 3 forms are severe and different from acne vulgaris and other mild forms of acne, each type of acne share some common attributes and properties like inflammation of hair follicles and sebaceous glands, development of whiteheads and blackheads, occurrence in face, back, chest etc and caused due to weak immune system, lack of dietary substance and bacterial infection. Severe forms of acne are usually indicated as papules and pustules or fluid filled cavities. If papule and pustules are ruptured or squeezed, they pop out lots of pus, the mixture of blood, bacteria and sebum. The pus is thick, yellowish and odorous in nature. True cause of severe acne is still unclear, but it is considered that imbalance of androgenic hormones, weak immune system and junk foods are the leading causes. Thus, irrespective of causes and symptoms, you have developed worst acne ultimately, now what effects it may put both in your social and physical life. Severe or painful acne in face and neck restricts you to attend social events, parties etc while acne in back and chest can be very irritating and painful when you sit on a chair or when sleeping. Mentally you may be frustrated and think you will never get cured and why you have been selected for the disorder, how you can treat it and when you will get cured from the worst calamity. Severe or painful acne does leave scars due to deep dermal infection. Severe acne does not disappear in a couple of weeks; instead they last for month’s maybe years. The scars further take years to disappear and sometime they do not disappear completely.

Tight fitted clothing like jeans and tops and extreme hot weather and geographic location may contribute in severe acne breakouts. People with family history of mild to severe acne are more prone to develop painful acne. Though there is no ethic limits in painful acne, it is considered white people are more prone to develop painful and severe acne.

Breakouts of acne vulgaris and other mild forms of acne are usually common before having worst acne. Mild acne if left untreated or unnoticed, they ultimately lead to more severe and painful forms. Smoking, alcoholic beverages, diets rich in high glycemic indexed carbohydrates like milk and dairy products. Perhaps teenage is the worst time than adolescence to develop acne particularly worst acne. Just like other types of acne, breakouts of severe or painful acne is extremely frustrating a day before meeting, events, dating etc.

Due to severity and extreme pain, people consider severe acne as a calamity that never be pulled off from them. What further aggravates the symptom is using harsh medications immediately without diagnosing the true root causes. Some people consider it as contagious disease that makes traumatic experience traveling in public vehicles and eating and drinking in hotels. Perhaps it would be less traumatic in the aspect if it occurred in hidden areas of your body.

Acne breakouts in teenage is a natural process unless until it is not severe and life hurting. When someone gets puberty, these things are usual as sebaceous glands and hair follicles are susceptible to androgenic hormones. Few people with hormone disorder or lack of nutrients and more sexual excitement produce excessive androgenic hormones. Treating acne conglobata, acne fulminans, gram negative folliculitis and Nodulocystic acne is a tricky task for even dermatologists. Several test may be done like blood test, biopsy of the lumps etc in most severe cases. Your doctor may prescribe Isotretinoin, a synthetic derivative of vitamin a and birth control pills for controlling hormones during and after menstruation. Studies show that boys are more prone to develop severe acne than a girl, why it happens so, is still unclear and unknown.

Few people use over the counter herbal remedies for treating acne and reducing severe pain as herbs contain anti-inflammatory agents. Herbal remedies are safe and effective to use for severe and painful acne.

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