5 Types of Acne - Which Type of Acne do You Have?


5 Types of Acne - Which Type of Acne do You Have?
5 Types of Acne - Which Type of Acne do You Have?

Did you know that there are different types of acne? Which type of acne do you have? If I give you a list of 5 types of acne, will you be able to determine which type you have been dealing with.

Acne is very frustrating and it can literally ruin someone’s social life. Many people have this problem, you are not the only one.

On AllWomenStalk, you can find some other blogs I have posted that will tell you how to get rid of acne and things you should not do. After you are done looking at this and posting your comment (please), I would like you to look at the other blog postings too as you might find helpful tips for your condition. But back to the types of acne:

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Acne Fulminans

This type of acne can happen rapidly in young man. It is one of the common causes nesting behind severe scarring. Some of the symptoms of Acne Fulminans include a fever and aching joints. Pyoderma Faciale is the type of acne that normally affects the faces of adult females. It forms pustules and nodules that could cause scarring. (Don’t worry, because I was told that there is treatment available and it generally disappears within only one year.)


Acne Rosacea

Many believe that acne rosacea and acne vulgaris have the same look and this can be a bit confusing. Acne vulgaris can affect any part of the body. However, it mainly affects the back, chest and face. As for Acne Rosacea, it is mainly found on the forehead and face. (I have read that medical help is needed to identify which type of acne you may have as Acne Vulgaris will need to be treated differently.


Acne Vulgaris

Out of all the different types of acne, this is the most common type of acne. This type of acne will leave lesions that include whiteheads, blackheads, cysts, nodules, papules and pustules. (I have seen many teenagers with this type of acne.)


Acne Conglobata

This type of acne is classified as being the most severe form of Acne Vulgaris. It is more commonly found in males than females. It has been characterized by many large lesions, which are interconnected. There will also be a widespread of blackheads. (I have learned that it can cause severe damage to the skin. I also know that it is commonly found on the chest, face, back, upper arms, thighs and buttocks.


Inflammatory Acne

This type of acne includes pustule, papule, cysts or nodule. The cysts can be large and quite painful. The nodules will be inflamed.

As you see, there are many different types of acne. If you do research on the Internet, you will find many other types of acne. I do not think you can diagnose the type of acne you have 100% correctly. This is why I suggest you going to the dermatologist so they can tell you just what acne you have.

This way, you will be able to treat your acne as certain types of acne will require different treatment, so find out what type of acne you have. I understand that you may be embarrassed to go to the doctor about it, but many individuals do it.

To help those that are reading this post out and have acne, if you have had acne before and have gotten rid of it, please post how you did it. This way, the ones reading this can see that they are not alone.

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Hi I have acne on my face,some Dr is saying its a birthmarks but its not develope by birth.can you please tell me what to do.is there any solution to recognise the type of my marks.thanks

hi im 12 and i dont really have lots of acne but i have some. i mostly have small spots on my chin and 1 whitehead on my forehead. I tried loads of different things for my skin, clearsil was one of the most but NOTHING worked so i decided to use face masks and guess what it did work!!!!!!!!

Xannyyy, yeah those scars are such a pain to deal with! I always use a bit of light foundation to make my skin more even. I was prescribed a acne gel that has a bleaching agent in it and it's pretty good! Takes a whole week for the dot to vanish completely though

I'm 24 and I have the big cysts on my under arms and groin I even have acne all over my face some big and little but any acne medicine(prescription) or otc. its not working or makes it worse. when I was pregnant I didn't have acne and it started after the second baby. I have a 2 -5 and 6 yr old. I'm also stressed...

Thanks for sharing this article. I also found another informative article about acne.

Amy, Just like me!! They tend to leave a small dot. And some times when I have many of them I really feel down when I have to go somewhere important! I don't know if it's my feeling or some times yo too let them get you a bit down!

Hi Melanie! Although I don't have acne was interesting to check out this post because I know some people that have this kind of problem and I recommend them your article. :)

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