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Acute Myeloid Leukemia Tips

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia - Why Does It Happen?

Dr. Ankur Mittal 90% (164 ratings)
MBBS, MD, FICH
Hematologist, Ludhiana
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia - Why Does It Happen?

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a cancer of the white blood cells. It is characterized by an increased and unregulated growth of myeloid cells in the bone marrow and the accumulation of these cells in the blood.

Epidemiology, Incidence, Prevalence
In Western countries, CML accounts for 15–25% of all adult leukemias and 14% of leukemias overall (including the pediatric population, where CML is less common).

Why Does It Happen?
Neither you get it from your parents or infections, nor your smoking habits and diet seem to raise any chance of getting it. The only risk is if you've been in contact with high levels of radiation. Higher incidence of CML was seen in Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombing survivors. The rate of CML in these individuals seems to peak about 10 years after the exposure.

How would you know about it?

  • CML has three phases: Chronic, Accelerated, and Blastic
  • Chronic- It is the earliest stage. You might not even have symptoms.
  • Accelerated- The number of blood cells that don't work right increases Symptoms are as follows
  • Night sweats due to hypermetabolism
  • Dyspnea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Left upper quadrant abdominal pain from spleen infarction
  • Pain in your bones
  • Stroke
  • Changes in your vision
  • Ringing in your ear
  • Fatigue, weight loss
  • Loss of energy
  • Decreased exercise tolerance
  • Bruise

Blastic- The cells multiply and take over the healthy blood cells and platelets.

Symptoms-

  1. Thrombocytopenia
  2. Basophilia
  3. Anemia
  4. Rapidly enlarging spleen in blast crisis
  5. Skin changes including bumps, tumors
  6. Swollen gland
  7. Infections
  8. Bleeding, petechiae, and ecchymosis
  9. Bone pain
  10. Fever
  11. Investigations

Complete blood count- To see how many white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets you have.

  1. FISH test (fluorescence in situ hybridization)- It is a detailed lab test of your genes to see for Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome in bone marrow cells.
  2. Polymerase chain reaction test- It is a lab test that looks for the BCR-ABL gene, which is involved in the process that tells your body to make too many of the wrong kind of white blood cells.

Ultrasonography- to see for splenomegaly.
Bone marrow test. It helps you figure out how advanced your cancer is. The doctor uses a needle to take a sample, usually from your hip bone.

Treatment

  1. The goal of your treatment is to destroy the leukemia blood cells in your body and restore healthy ones to a normal level. It's usually not possible to get rid of all the bad cells.
  2. If you get treatment during the early, chronic phase of CML, it can help prevent the disease from moving to a more serious level.
  3. Doctors usually give drugs known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) first. They slow down the rate at which your body makes leukemia cells.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia - Know The Facts About It!

Dr. Mukul Gharote 89% (35 ratings)
MBBS, DM - Oncology, MD - General Medicine
Oncologist, Nashik
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia - Know The Facts About It!

CML refers to Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. This type of cancer originates in the bone marrow. It occurs when a genetic change takes place in immature myeloid cells. These cells are responsible for the production of platelets, red blood cells and many types of white blood cells. As a result of these changes an abnormal gene known as BCR-ABL is formed. In turn, this gene converts the myeloid cells into CML cells.

As cancer progresses, the cells spill out of the bone marrow and enter the circulatory system. The cells are transported through the blood to other organs and can settle in various other parts of the body. CML is a slow growing cancer but in some cases, it can turn into fast-growing cancer that is hard to treat. It is more common amongst adult and is rarely seen among children.

Studies on CML are directed towards both the understanding of how cancer develops and how it can be treated. Scientists are making steady progress towards understanding how a person’s DNA can change and in turn cause a mutating of bone marrow cells into CML cells. For this, researchers are studying what changes can make a cell grow fast, live longer than usual etc.

There are a few drugs that have proven to be effective in the treatment of CML. These drugs target proteins like BCR-ABL. However, not all patients benefit from it. Hence, studies are now underway to evaluate how it could be combined with other forms of treatment such as cancer vaccines, interferon or chemotherapy to be more effective. It is also being combined with other medicines to study the effects.

New drugs have also been developed to target and treat CML. In cases where CML cells create a mutation known as T315I by changing the BCR-ABL cells, the cancer is resistant to many different types of therapy. This includes targeted therapies like nilotinib, imatinib, and dasatinib. Thus, drugs are being created that can treat this mutation. Another type of drug that is being developed is known as farnesyl transferase inhibitors. In some tests, these are also being combined with imatinib.

Vaccinations that can protect a person from CML are also being studied. For this several vaccines have been developed and are currently being tested for effectiveness. CMLVAX100 is one such vaccine. Some studies have shown that when this vaccine is combined with imatinib, it is more effective.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia - What Should Be Done In Such A Case?

MBBS, MD - Radiotherapy, DM - Medical Oncology
Oncologist, Hyderabad
Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia - What Should Be Done In Such A Case?

There are more than hundred varieties of blood cancer, but the most common ones are leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a type of leukemia, is when the white blood cells in the marrow begin to grow uncontrollably. This is an acute condition and both the onset and progress are very rapid. The cause is not known, and given the rapid progress, even treatment is often difficult. A more severe form of AML is the APML which is acute promyelocytic leukemia, which leads to reduced number of white and red blood cells and plasma.

This causes the following symptoms:

  • Anemia
  • Increased incidence of infections
  • Excessive bleeding from even minor cuts
  • Bleeding from nose and gums
  • Easy bruising
  • Blood in the urine
  • Extreme paleness and tiredness

What is different about APML?

There is one distinguishing factor with APML, which is that they contain a protein which when released into the bloodstream can cause severe bleeding, which may be very difficult to control. Chemotherapy kills these cells and so releases the proteins into the bloodstream. These cells need to be managed without chemotherapy, as the patient can even die of uncontrolled bleeding. With medical advances, two non-chemotherapy agents have been identified – all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA, vesanoid, or tretinoin) and arsenic trioxide (ATO or trisenox).

  1. ATRA: This is a type of vitamin A which is used either alone, in combination with chemo, in combination with arsenic trioxide, and also in combination with both chemo and arsenic trioxide. The effect is different in different people – helps control spread, helps prevent recurrence, and helps control symptoms. In many people, it has been successfully used instead of chemotherapy. ATRA is also used as a long-term maintenance agent. Side effects from ATRA include fever, dry skin, rashes, mouth sores, increased cholesterol, and swollen feet. These go away with stoppage of the drug.
  2. ATO: Arsenic is poisonous when given in large amounts. However, it was discovered that it could be used to treat APML with effects similar to ATRA. It is used alone, in combination with chemotherapy, with ATRA, or with both. It helps control the growth of cells and also helps in long-term maintenance therapy. ATO dosage needs to be monitored as it can cause heart rhythm issues.

With both these drugs, there is a significant side effect, known as differentiation syndrome - symptoms include fever, breathing difficulty. Often seen during the first cycle of treatment, this happens when the leukemia cells release a protein into the blood. Symptoms include fever, breathing, kidney damage, and severe fluid buildup. With these two drugs being widely used effectively, chemotherapy is not the only treatment option for APML. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Leukemia - Different Treatment Modalities That Can Help!

Dr. Ankur Mittal 90% (164 ratings)
MBBS, MD, FICH
Hematologist, Ludhiana
Leukemia - Different Treatment Modalities That Can Help!

You have probably heard of the gemstone hematite, it means bloodstone in Latin, and the word heme means blood in Greek, thus giving rise to hematology or the study of blood.  But hematology is more inclusive than that because it also concerns itself with the study of organs that form blood and diseases that plague blood. One such deadly disease is leukemia i.e. cancer of the blood cells. 

Most leukemia patients are adults, thus negating the popular conception that the blood cancer only affects the young.  The average patient is an elderly white male. Leukemia occurs when the white blood cells in a person’s blood multiply exponentially and begin to crowd out the resources that red blood cells and platelets need to function - these cells become dysfunctional and die as a result.  The result is a sick and weak body which is deprived of the red blood cells and platelets necessary to be functional, and a greatly elevated level of dysfunctional white blood cells which are not capable of protecting the body from invasive diseases.

A person’s bone marrow can overproduce two types of white blood cells, thus leading to two types of Leukemia:  lymphoid and myeloid. Because these cells are overproduced, they are incapable of protecting the body from disease and infection.  The result is multiple organ failures because the few remaining red blood cells and platelets are unable to supply oxygen and other vital nutrients to organs, and they are unable to carry away toxic waste and carbon dioxide gas.  People with Leukemia are more prone to uncontrolled bleeding and bruising because they lack the platelets needed for the blood to efficiently clot. People with Leukemia tend to become anemic because they don’t have enough red blood cells (which carry the iron their body needs to survive.)

A person can have one of two types of Leukemia i.e acute or chronic.  

 

  • Acute Leukemia is an aggressive cancer because most of the increased, immature white blood cells are dysfunctional and are unable to protect the body from opportunistic diseases and infections.  
  • Chronic Leukemia is less severe and serious because only some of the increased and immature white blood cells are dysfunctional - this means that they can protect the body better and that there are more red blood cells and platelets that allow the body to function.  

While it is unknown what the causes of Leukemia are, people with cancer tend to have certain abnormal chromosomes, which do not cause cancer.  While there is no magic bullet to prevent a person from getting Leukemia, not smoking, and avoiding radiation, and exposure to certain chemicals seems to help.  Cancer tends to be genetic as well.

Leukemia can be treated in the following ways:

With chemotherapy, medicines are used to kill the cancerous cells in the blood and bone marrow. Radiation is targeted to a specific part of the body where cancer has grown in excess, and either kills or retards the growth of these cells.  Biological therapy uses certain medicines to strengthen the immune system to fight and kill off the cancerous cells.

Targeted therapy blocks growth of the genes and/or proteins that leukemia cells need to grow through various medicines. Stem cells transplant is a new technology which replaces leukemia producing cells in bone marrow and the body with ones that make normal blood cells.  Recipients get initial high doses of chemotherapy to kill off leukemia producing cells, and then they get an intravenous infusion of new stem cells. The idea is to flood the body with cells that produce healthy blood cells, platelets, and plasma. People can have their spleen removed if it is cancerous and affecting the function of other organs.

While there is no one magic bullet for understanding leukemia because it is a very complex cancer, new research is allowing scientists, medical researchers, and doctors to better treat leukemia patients. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Treatment of Hairy Cell Leukemia!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Hairy Cell Leukemia!

Treatment of Hairy cell leukemia

Homeopathic Treatment of Hairy cell leukemia
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Hairy cell leukemia
Psychotherapy Treatment of Hairy cell leukemia
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Hairy cell leukemia
Surgical Treatment of Hairy cell leukemia
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Hairy cell leukemia
Other Treatment of Hairy cell leukemia
What is Hairy cell leukemia
Symptoms of Hairy cell leukemia
Causes of Hairy cell leukemia
Risk factors of Hairy cell leukemia
Complications of Hairy cell leukemia
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Hairy cell leukemia
Precautions & Prevention of Hairy cell leukemia
Treatment of Hairy cell leukemia

 Homeopathic Treatment of Hairy Cell Leukemia

Homeopathy improves cell metabolism and helps in improvement of overall health. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for treatment support of hairy cell leukemia are:

Aran
Carb S
Hecla
Nat A
Nat S

 Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Hairy cell leukemia

Acupuncture is the use of needles on the body to stimulate or direct the meridians (channels) of energy flow in the body. It is an effective treatment for nausea, a common side effect of chemotherapy and radiation.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Hairy cell leukemia

In the allopathic treatment of hairy cell leukemia, chemotherapy drugs are used such as Cladribine (Leustatin) and Pentostatin (Nipent).

Surgical Treatment of Hairy cell leukemia

If your spleen ruptures or if it’s enlarged and causing pain, then surgery to remove your spleen (splenectomy) might be an option. Removing your spleen usually restore normal blood counts.

What is Hairy cell leukemia?

Hairy cell leukemia is a rare, slow-growing cancer of the blood in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). In hairy cell leukemia, too many blood stem cells develop into lymphocytes. These lymphocytes are abnormal and do not become healthy white blood cells.

Symptoms of Hairy cell leukemia

A feeling of fullness in your abdomen
Fatigue
Swollen lymph glands
Easy bruising
Recurring infections
Excessive sweating
Weakness
Weight loss

Causes of Hairy cell leukemia

It is not clear what causes the DNA mutations that lead to hairy cell leukemia.

Risk factors of Hairy cell leukemia

Exposure to radiation
Exposure to chemicals
Exposure to sawdust

 Complications of Hairy cell leukemia

Infections
Anemia
Bleeding

 Diagnosis of Hairy cell leukemia

Diagnosis of Hairy cell leukemia involves the following tests and procedures:

Physical exam
Blood tests
Bone marrow biopsy
Computerized tomography (CT) scan

Precautions & Prevention of Hairy cell leukemia

There is no known way to prevent hairy cell leukemia.

Breastfed Babies Have Lower Childhood Leukemia Risk

Dr. Chirag Pandya 88% (11 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Himatnagar
Breastfed Babies Have Lower Childhood Leukemia Risk
When you are having a baby, chances are good that lots of people will have lots of advice. One of the things they’ll probably recommend is breastfeeding. Everyone from your obstetrician to the nurses in the maternity ward to possibly even your friends and family will tell you that it’s important to nurse, and with good reason. Breastfeeding has been linked with lots of benefits including better bonding with your infant, losing those pregnancy pounds faster, and a higher IQ in your child. And now, new research offers up yet another reason it is important to breastfeed–possibly decreasing the likelihood that your baby will develop leukemia as a child.
The study, which was conducted at the University of Haifa in Israel, found that nursing may lower the risk of pediatric leukemia by 14 to 19 percent. The scientists reached this conclusion by performing a meta-analysis of 18 studies that had been previously published. The subjects of each of the 18 investigations were mothers of children who had been diagnosed with leukemia and mothers of children who were healthy. They were asked questions that included whether or not they breastfed their children and their responses were compiled and compared.
The research was not designed to prove cause and effect, and these findings in no way show that failure to nurse a baby causes pediatric leukemia. However, that difference of 14 to 19 percent is significant enough to establish an association between breastfeeding and lowering a child’s risk of this disease. The scientists found that it was a minimum of six months of breastfeeding that appears to confer some type of protection.
The major weakness of this type of study is that the findings are based on recall. You might think that you would certainly remember the length of time that you nursed a child, but if you are asked about it several years later and have more than one kid, some of the details might be a little fuzzy. However, even if that is an issue, it stands to reason that most mothers can provide a fairly accurate account of whether or not they breastfed and the approximate duration.
At any rate, even if the 14 to 19 percent determined by the scientists is slightly off, the evidence still provides a link to reducing the chance of your child developing leukemia. And any potential reduction of a risk like that is something most mothers would jump at. Leukemias, which affect the bone marrow and blood, are responsible for approximately 30 percent of all pediatric cancers according to the American Cancer Society. It is the most common form of childhood cancer, and treatment typically involves chemotherapy and sometimes radiation or surgery as well.
While the research did not address exactly how breastfeeding might help prevent pediatric leukemia, the answer might lie in a 2014 study at the University of Kentucky in Lexington that showed breast milk is an effective route of transmitting antibodies from mother to baby. These antibodies serve a valuable function by quickly bringing the infant’s immune system up to speed and helping the child fight off infections. And as Jon Barron has pointed out,cancer is intimately tied to the strength of your immune system. Other research has found that breastfed babies are hospitalized less frequently than their bottle-fed counterparts, have a lower risk of sudden infant death syndrome, and have diminished rates of ear infections, diarrhea, allergies, anddiabetes.
Ultimately, to breastfeed a child or not is a matter of choice. But with so many proven health benefits to both infant and mother (breastfeeding has been shown to reduce your risk of breast and ovarian cancer as well as rheumatoid arthritis), it is hard to imagine many reasons why a woman would choose formula over nursing. Of course sometimes there are extenuating circumstances due to an adoption, inability to produce sufficient quantities of breast milk, and other issues that might preclude nursing. But any time spent breastfeeding is worthwhile for the health of both you and your little one.
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Managing the Acute Red Eye

Dr. Chaitanya Shukla 92% (806 ratings)
FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
Managing the Acute Red Eye

A red eye is one of the first and most common symptoms of conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inner side of the eyelid. It is usually the result of a viral infection and can easily spread from one person to another. Conjunctivitis can also be a symptom of STDs like Gonorrhea or Chlamydia. In newborns, conjunctivitis can be vision threatening, while in grownups it is not considered a serious health risk. The symptoms of conjunctivitis differ according to the cause of the infection

Some common symptoms of conjunctivitis are:

  1. Green or white discharge from the eye
  2. Redness of the white part of the eye
  3. Inflammation of the eyelid
  4. Waking up to crusted yellow discharge
  5. Itchiness and burning in the eyes
  6. Increased sensitivity to light
  7. Blurred vision

An eye examination and testing a sample of the fluid secreted by the eye can be used to diagnose conjunctivitis.  It can easily be treated at home and does not require hospitalization. Antibiotics are often given in the form of eye drops and ointments to treat conjunctivitis. These usually need to be applied 3 to 4 times a day for a period of 5 to 6 days. Wash your eyes before putting the eye drops. Once applied, close your eyes and roll the eyeball around to distribute the medicine and keep it from overflowing out of the eye. Wash your hands immediately after applying the eye drops.

Viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious. If you are suffering from it, you should take a few days off work and restrict your social interactions. Wash your hands frequently as you may unconsciously rub your eyes. This is especially important with regards to meals and finger foods. Also, avoid sharing towels, pillowcases, etc. to minimize the transmission of the disease from one person to another.  

Avoid using makeup while being treated for conjunctivitis. With conjunctivitis, the eye is more sensitive to irritants and thus, a speck of makeup can worsen the situation. Also avoid contacts. If you wear contacts regularly, dispose the current set and start using a fresh set after your doctor gives you a clean chit. 
Artificial tears or non prescription eye drops can also be used to relieve the itchiness and burning in the infected eye. If only one eye had been affected by conjunctivitis, do not use the same eye drop bottle for both eyes.

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Acute Management Of Stroke: What You Need To Know?

Dr. Anurag Saxena 90% (16 ratings)
FRCS (Ed) Neurosugery, M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Indore
Acute Management Of Stroke: What You Need To Know?

A stroke may be called a brain attack. It may happen to any person at any time. A stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is cut off. The brain cells become oxygen deprived due to the stroke and eventually die. Dead brain cells result in brain dysfunction due to which patients lose control over muscle and memory.

Strokes can be mild to life threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Stroke requires advanced care and should be treated by extensively qualified and experienced medical experts. 

Neurosurgery satisfies all the required clauses for treatment of stroke and accounts for being one of the best ways for management of stroke. Renowned hospitals have a dedicated neurosurgical wing and a team of neurological specialists who know how to deal with stroke the best.

Vascular Neurology
This form of neurology focuses on patients who have undergone a stroke or have experienced symptoms of stroke. A multidisciplinary approach is taken for the prevention of recurrent cerebrovascular conditions.

Types of stroke

  1. Ischemic stroke: This kind of stroke occurs when there is a blockage in a blood vessel, which supplies blood to the brain. This form of stroke is the more common. The underlying cause of this stroke is known as atherosclerosis, which is a condition where fatty deposits occur in the walls of the blood vessels and cause blockage in them.
  2. Hemorrhagic stroke: This type of stroke occurs when a blood vessel gets weak and ruptures into the brain. This is caused by two types of weak blood vessels known as aneurysm and arteriovenous malformation.
  3. Transient ischemic attack: This type of stroke is also known as a mini stroke. These attacks occur because of blood clots. The blockage caused is temporary or transient in nature.

Treatment of Ischemic stroke

  1. Tissue Plasminogen Activator: This is one of the best ways to treat ischemic strokes. This medicine is given to the patient intravenously. It dissolves the blood clot and improves blood flow to the area of the brain which is affected. The medicine should be given within three to four hours after stroke symptoms appear.
  2. Endovascular procedure: This is a process by which the blood clot is removed using a catheter, which gets inserted into the area of the blocked blood vessel. It helps in restoring blood flow to that area. 

Treatment of Hemorrhagic stroke

  1. Endovascular procedure: Several endovascular techniques and methods are used so that the weakening of blood vessels is reduced and less bleeding is caused.
  2. Surgical treatment: Different modes of neurosurgery may be undertaken to stop bleeding and for relieving pressure within the skull.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Acute Attack Of Acidity

Dr. Ashwin Nirmal 87% (285 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), I. P. G. T & R. GUJARAT AYURVED UNIVERSITY, JAMNAGAR , I. P. G. T. & R. GUJARAT AYURVED UNIVERSITY, JAMNAGAR
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Acute Attack Of Acidity

During acute attack of acidity one should chew 4 - 5 nos. of cloves with sugar (mishri not white and refined sugar which is used in daily routine tea, sweet etc.). It's found very quick relief in sever and frequent attacks of hyperacidity.

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Acute Acne - How Can They Be Managed?

Dr. Sayantani Chakraborty 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Kolkata
Acute Acne - How Can They Be Managed?

One of the skin’s main functions is protection, and one of the ways it does that is by producing sebum. During teenage and early adolescent years, there is a release of excessive sexual hormones, which also leads to excessive sebum production. This clogs the pores, leading to accumulation of sebum within the skin layers. There are also bacteria trapped within this, leading to infections. Symptoms could include blister formation with pustules, redness, and severe pain. In people with naturally oily skin, this can be a major problem, with large acne which may leave marks when healed.

Causes:
Excessive hormones (androgens).
In girls, correlation with menstrual cycles, pregnancy, and polycystic ovaries,  indicating an association with increased hormone levels.

Management: As it is easy to identify if you are prone to developing acne, steps should be taken to avoid developing acne or reducing its severity once they appear.

  1. Touching acne is a strict no-no. There is a great tendency to keep picking at it, but this should be avoided as the infection can spread to other unaffected areas.
  2. Using a cold towel or soft cotton cloth can help in soothing the area
  3. Ice cubes can also be used on the acne. This will also reduce blood supply and curtail increase in severity
  4. Acne is proven to be an indication of stress, and so stress management is very essential.
  5. Keep calm by various methods – meditation, music, yoga, exercise
  6. A regular exercise routine also is very helpful. The sweating during the exercise helps in clearing up the pores and keeping the skin clean. Sebum is more often cleared out this way, leading to reduced acne
  7. Lifestyle (sleep and diet): A healthy eating pattern with reduced oily foods and sugars and more amounts of fresh foods is highly helpful. A good amount of sleep is also beneficial for overall skin health.
  8. Garments which come in touch with facial skin like pillow covers should be washed with gentle soap
  9. Regular skin care routine should be maintained including frequent washing, regular moisturising, and periodic exfoliating.
  10. Avoid too many chemicals and adhere to a regimen using as many natural substances as possible.
  11. Mild gels or lotions like tretinoin, tazarotene, and adapalene are useful in controlling acne
  12. Topical antibiotics like clindamycin or erythromycin combined with benzoyl peroxide may also be used if more severe
  13. Birth control pills are also used to regulate hormonal levels in some women.
  14. Scars can be treated with laser light therapy, dermabrasion, chemical peels, or steroid injections
  15. Remember that acne is a part of growing up, and will naturally reduce after the growing years.
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