The management and treatment of acne
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The management and treatment of acne

Kathy Radley Senior lecturer, University of Hertfordshire, and project co-ordinator, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

Acne is a common skin condition. Acne lesions are classified by their clinical appearance as comedonal (non-inflamed), papulopustular, nodular and conglobate acne, and patients may present with a mixture of these. Evidence-based treatment relies on identifying the types of acne lesions. Effective nursing care includes supporting patients in using their treatments and understanding the psychosocial effects that acne can have on patients.

Correspondence k.radley@herts.ac.uk

Primary Health Care. 25, 4,34-41. doi: 10.7748/phc.25.4.34.e996

Received: 10 December 2014

Accepted: 13 January 2015

Published in print: 01 May 2015

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict Of Interest

None declared