Acne vulgaris is a disorder of the pilosebaceous units. It is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis notable for open/closed comedones, papules, pustules, nodules.
Systems affected: skin/e...
Ask about duration, medications, cleansing products, stress, smoking, exposures, diet, and family history.
Females may worsen 1 week prior to menses.
Closed comedones (whit...
Comedonal (grade 1): keratinolytic agent (see as follows for specific agents)
Mild inflammatory acne (grade 2): benzoyl peroxide or topical retinoid or benzoyl peroxide +/− topical antibiotic...
L70.0 Acne vulgaris
706.1 Other acne
706.0 Acne varioliformis
403348008 Superficial inflammatory acne vulgaris
403359004 Acne nodule
403349000 Superficial mixed comedonal and inflammat...
Full results for changes in therapy take 8 to 12 weeks.
Decrease topical frequency to every day or to every other day for irritation.
Use benzoyl peroxide every time a topical or oral an...
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