Conditions + Treatments

Testing & Diagnosis for Acne in Children

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What are the symptoms of acne?

Acne can occur anywhere on the body but most often appears in areas where there is a high concentration of sebaceous glands, located in the middle layer of skin, including the following:

  • face
  • chest
  • upper back
  • shoulders
  • neck

Although each adolescent may experience different acne symptoms, these are the most common signs:

  • blackheads
  • whiteheads
  • pus-filled lesions that may be painful
  • nodules (solid, raised bumps)
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