There are some mild to moderate forms of acne such as Acne Vulgaris, Acne Mechanica, Infantile Acne, Excoriated Acne and Pomade acne. Apart from these, there are a few severe forms of acne. Acne Conglobata is one of them.
Acne conglobata is the most severe form of acne and is generally found in males. It consists of large lesions, which sometimes may be interconnected, accompanied by blackheads. It is capable of causing severe damage to skin with long lasting scars. It usually starts appearing between the age of 18 and 30 years and may exist for any period of time. It generally attacks the face, chest, back, thighs, upper arms and buttocks.
Management of acne conglobata is possible only while you stay under constant medical supervision to avoid any kind of further complications.
Isotretinoin is the recommended treatment and needs to be started early to prevent scarring. It is usually taken for a period of six months to a year. Also, oral antibiotics and oral steroids can be prescribed by your dermatologist. Topical treatment often proves ineffective in the case of conglobata.