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Acne aestivalis

What is it?

Acne aestivalis is characterized by a rash that mainly affects the trunk and the root of the upper limbs and appears few days after intense exposure to the sun in these areas.

Characteristics and symptoms

The manifestations include comedones forming papular lesions (similar to small and hard "bumps") and pustules (small pus bubbles), some of them reddish and sore, due to inflammation.

Treatment

Very common during the summer, acne aestivalis can be avoided with the use of sunscreens, preferably those that are oil-free, applied before and during sun exposure.

Treatment can be done with the medications commonly used to treat acne vulgaris, such as antibiotics and exfoliating lotion or gel. Even without treatment, if sun exposure is avoided, the disease tends to improve gradually by itself.

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