Is it Acne or Yeast Infection?

Chest and back acne can be difficult to control, particularly if there is a concurrent infection that mimics acne. The yeast, Pityrosporum, creates a folliculitis when commonly used acne treatments set up the skin for its growth. Although it looks a lot like acne, there are a few things to note that will lead you to suspicion it is something else.

  • Itching (also known as pruritis)
  • Comes about after prolonged oral / topical antibiotics to treat acne
  • Worsens with antibiotic usage, heat, humidity, stress
  • Does not respond to typical acne treatments (acid peels, acne washes, topical retinoids)

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Eczema – 7 Tips to Help Control It

eczema 2 by h8rnetDermatitis, also known as Eczema, is inflammation of the skin. Symptoms of Eczema include dry skin, with scaling, inflammation, itching and rash. Eczema is a very common inflammatory skin condition. A  severe case may include cracking and bleeding of the skin. It is a skin condition that is difficult to manage and live with from day to day.

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