Levels Acne Diagnosis in Teen and Adults
Acne Diagnosis can be done with four levels that can be used to measure the severity of acne, among others, first level or mild, second or middle level, third or quite severe, and the last is the fourth or severe level.
In the first level, usually acne that grows just a white or black blackheads with a little papules and pustules. On the second level, there are a number of papules and pustules that generally appear on the face only. At the third level of severity, papules and pustules that appear are fairly numerous, including the chest and back. This severity is also characterized by the appearance of several nodules. At the top of the severity level, the fourth or severe level, the pustules and nodules are seen to fill different parts of the body, and are accompanied by pain.
Your doctor will ask you a few things about your acne including any medications or supplements you are taking. Doctors are usually able to diagnose acne by simply examining the patient’s skin. This examination includes examining the types of acne that appear on the face or even on the back and chest if any. In addition, the doctor will also determine how high the severity of acne based on the visible inflammation and the amount of acne. After the inspection is done, then the handling plan can be made.
A more progressive examination of acne cases is rare, except in some cases. For example in women who experience acne problems suddenly in his adult life. In this case the doctor will likely perform blood tests and ultrasound examinations to ascertain whether a female patient is exposed to polycystic ovary syndrome that causes hormonal imbalance and impacts on the appearance of acne.