Single pimples can appear on the skin any person in response to improper diet, lack of vitamins, adverse environmental conditions or violation of the rules of personal hygiene. Such pimples do not need serious medical treatment and prior examinations. Other situation develops around of acne, when the acne takes a large area of the skin and are not amenable to ordinary treatment with local resources.
Often the appearance of acne due to hormonal imbalance, so the first specialist, which is worth a visit in the presence of acne is an endocrinologist. Primarily, the specialist will prescribe the patient suffering from acne, tests for sex hormones. Acne can form due to an overabundance of androgens and steroid hormones in a patient's body. Women need to take hormone tests on day 5-7 of the menstrual cycle. The endocrinologist draws particular attention to the content in blood serum free testosterone, cortisol, follicle stimulating hormone FSH, dihydrotestosterone, as well as estradiol and prolactin. In addition to sex hormones, the thyroid hormones (thyroid-stimulating hormone TSH). Dysfunction of the thyroid gland can also cause acne.
Regardless of what caused acne, the patient is necessarily losing, General and biochemical blood analysis. These analyses allow us to assess the overall health of the person and determine the presence of any pathological processes in the body. Often the acne are the result of disorders of the liver, gall bladder and digestive system.
Tests for acne may appoint a dermatologist, as acne in some patients are due to pathogenic organisms on the skin. To identify assigned cultural crops, the results of which indicate the presence or absence of pathogenic bacteria in skin pores.
Finally, acne can be caused by intestinal dysbiosis. In this case, you need to visit a gastroenterologist and get tested to determine the composition of the intestinal microflora.