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What causes acne? 7 possible conditions

Your skin has tiny holes called pores, which can become blocked by oil, bacteria, dead skin cells, and dirt. When this occurs, you may develop a pimple or “zit.” If your skin is repeatedly affected by this condition, you may have acne. Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Rosacea

According to the National Rosacea Society, rosacea is a chronic skin disease that affects more than 16 million Americans. The cause of rosacea is still unknown, and there is no cure. However, res

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2

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman's levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts.

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3

Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma

Adrenal cortical carcinoma is a rare disease caused by a cancerous growth in the adrenal cortex.

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4

Hyperhidrosis Disorder (Excessive Sweating)

Hyperhidrosis disorder is a condition that causes excessive sweating. This sweating can occur in unusual situations, such as in cooler weather, and without a trigger. In some cases, it is caused by other medica...

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5

Cushing Syndrome

Cushing's syndrome occurs due to abnormally high levels of cortisol. The most common cause of it is overuse of corticosteroids. Learn more about this condition.

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6

PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

Premenstrual syndrome causes a wide variety of emotional and physical symptoms. Learn more about it.

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7

Excessive Or Unwanted Hair In Women

Excessive or unwanted hair that grows on a woman's body and face is called hirsutism. This may be the result of a hormone imbalance that can compromise health.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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