Blemishes by another name

Acne isn’t the only skin condition that causes pimple-like symptoms. Many people think that they have acne, when, in fact, they have a condition that requires a completely different type of treatment. If you find that your acne doesn’t respond well to over-the-counter treatments, then you might need to visit a dermatologist to determine whether you have one of these conditions.

Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral Dermatitis makes you look like you have a muzzle of bee stings. If you have it, then it’s probably the result of treating some other skin condition with cortisone. Currently, the only way to get rid of Perioral Dermatitis is to stop using the medication that caused it. That means you’ll need to find an alternative treatment for the original skin affliction.

Pityrosporum Folliculitis

Pityrosporum Folliculitis usually affects the body, but it can cause facial blemishes too. This condition causes tiny little dots on your skin that can look like backne or chest acne. It can  also itch pretty badly, so I imagine that it gets in the way of daily life even though it’s usually hidden under clothes.

Pityrosporum Folliculitis is caused by a fungus, so you’ll need antifungal medication to get rid of it. Again, this will probably require a trip to the dermatologist.

Gram Negative Folliculitis

the thing that really sucks most about Gram Negative Folliculitis is that you usually get it while taking acne medication. These blemishes are very similar to acne. If you didn’t know any better, you’d just think that your acne had returned with a vengeance.When you have Gram Negative Folliculitis, your hair follicles get a bacterial infection. It seems to occur because aggressive acne medications alter the way that your body’s defense system attacks bacteria. Cases can vary significantly by severity. You’ll almost certainly need to see a dermatologist to get this treatment.


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  1. Great article!

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