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.

  • 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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