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Nodular acne

Description

All acnes start due to trapped pores. Oil mixed with dead skin cells clogs your pores. And this combination causes blackheads & whiteheads to appear. Nodular acne is the one that involves bacteria called Cutibacterium acnes. This type of bacteria is normally present in your skin, but when it gets trapped in pores together with sebum & dead skin cells leads to a skin infection (acne nodules).

Nodular acne is said to be a severe form of acne & causes large, inflamed & painful breakouts known as acne nodules. They are bigger & more serious than a typical pimple affecting deeper layers of skin. They may appear on the face, back & body. This type of acne doesn’t have a “head” like a less severe pimple, but it can be more painful to touch. As compared to other types of acne like blackheads, acne nodules are not cleared with OTC (over-the-counter) medications.

Causes

It is caused by:

  • Overactive sebaceous (or oil) gland
  • Abnormal buildup of dead cells in the pore
  • Overgrowth of acne-causing bacteria
  • Androgen hormones (they increase skin’s oil & change the chemical makeup of skin’s oil)
Risk factors

The risk factors that trigger nodular acne include:

  • Common in young men. Teenage boys & young adult males get nodular acne on face & body
  • In adult women mostly induced before/when you are about to have periods
  • Pregnancy
  • Due to genetics i.e., if your parents or siblings have nodular acne, you are more likely to have them.
  • Certain medications like corticosteroids, lithium & phenytoin (anticonvulsant)
  • Having a high carbohydrate or high glycemic diet
  • Skin environment includes greasy or oily cleansers, creams, cosmetics, skin products that clog pores, wearing tight clothes, excessive sweating & friction on skin.
  • Stress
Symptoms

Its symptoms in 2 types of nodular acne is:

  • Cysts i.e. pus-filled deep under the skin & is painful but not as hard as nodules
  • Nodules i.e. a solid lump deep under the skin which is painful & very large
  • Inflamed skin over the nodule or cyst
  • Redness & swelling
Diagnosis

When you start experiencing the above-mentioned symptoms & skin condition worsens, it is best to consult a dermatologist. These doctors are well specialized in detecting the skin condition & the causes behind them

Management

Nodular acne cannot be treated with home remedies & OTC medications. Prescription medications are best choices in their treatment:

  • Oral antibiotics in combination with topical therapy.
  • Oral contraceptives are a good option in women with nodular acne
  • Oral isotretinoin (vitamin A derivatives)
  • Steroid injection (also helps reduce scarring)
  • In some cases, doctors recommend draining cysts
When to consult a doctor?

You must schedule an appointment for nodular acne with a dermatologist if you experience:

  • Nodular acne forms persistent papules (solid elevation of skin with no visible fluid)
  • Inflamed or red bumps
  • Painful to touch

Available Medicine for Nodular acne

Accure 20mg

Rs.1850

Dermagen

Acnewin 20mg

Rs.616

Wns Field

Acno 10mg

Rs.365

Paramount

Acno 10mg

Rs.182

Paramount

Acno 20mg

Rs.608

Paramount

Acno 20mg

Rs.1850

Paramount

Acnoren 10mg

Rs.365

Mediceena

Acnoren 20mg

Rs.1850

Mediceena

Aknefin 20mg

Rs.616.67

Wise Pharma

Arynoin 10mg

Rs.500

Mass-PH Health

Arynoin 20mg

Rs.816.67

Mass-PH Health

Atractin 10mg

Rs.365

Genome Pharma

Atractin 20mg

Rs.616.67

Genome Pharma

Freac 20mg

Rs.335

Wilshire

Isoderm 20mg

Rs.304

Candid

Isoface 20mg

Rs.304

Genome Pharma

Isoface 20mg

Rs.279.67

Genome Pharma

Isogyl 20mg

Rs.617

Noa Hemis

Isogyl 20mg

Rs.1850

Noa Hemis

Isolex 20mg

Rs.608

Ambrosia

Isomera 20mg

Rs.1850

Medela

Isonas 20mg

Rs.1650

Dermagen

Isonex 10mg

Rs.280

Shrooq

Isonex 10mg

Rs.182

Shrooq

Isonex 20mg

Rs.520

Shrooq

Isonex 20mg

Rs.304

Shrooq

Isopearl 10mg

Rs.320

Pearl

Isopearl 20mg

Rs.590

Pearl

Isosupra 10mg

Rs.1458

Nexpharm

Isotop 20mg

Rs.663

Wisdom

Isowan 20mg

Rs.608

Wisdom

Isowel 20mg

Rs.608

Wisdom

Isozam 10mg

Rs.345

Leo-Zam Zam

Isozam 20mg

Rs.363

Leo-Zam Zam

Isozam 20mg

Rs.1155

Leo-Zam Zam

Myso 20mg

Rs.450

Metro

Nymin 20mg

Rs.0

Envoy

Oratane 10mg

Rs.320

Crystolite Pharma

Oratane 20mg

Rs.816.67

Crystolite Pharma

Oriver 10mg

Rs.795

Tabroos

Oriver 20mg

Rs.1450

Tabroos

Recute 10mg

Rs.182

Shawan

Recute 20mg

Rs.550

Shawan

Recute 20mg

Rs.304

Shawan

Resoft 20mg

Rs.550

Meriline

Roaccutane 10mg

Rs.3088.8

Roche

Roaccutane 20mg

Rs.5148

Roche

Sonion 10mg

Rs.275

Semos

Sonion 20mg

Rs.500

Semos

Soretin 20mg

Rs.608

Hygeia

Tretigen 20mg

Rs.699.2

Neophar

Acnotin 0.05%

Rs.95

Nimrall

Cosmin 0.05%

Rs.97

Saffron

ISO-A 0.05%

Rs.90

Brookes

Isonex Topical 0.05%

Rs.95

Shrooq

Isonex Topical 0.05%

Rs.95

Shrooq

Isopearl 0.05%

Rs.95

Pearl

Isotrex 0.05%

Rs.222.53

GlaxoSmithKline

Isotrol 0.0005

Rs.73

Valor

Oratane 0.05%

Rs.127.92

Crystolite Pharma

Recute Gel 0.05%

Rs.95

Wisdom

Soretin 0.05%

Rs.73

Hygeia

Tretiderm 0.05%

Rs.95

Derma Techno

Trio 0.05%

Rs.110

Reko

Recute 10mg

Rs.365

Shawan

Accutane 20 mg

Rs.590

Aims Pharma

Acnewin

Rs.1675.2

Maxitech Pharma

Isotop Gel 10 gm

Rs.95

Wisdom

Isotop 20mg

Rs.663

Maxitech Pharma