Candid dusting powder has clotrimazole which is an anti fungal medication. Pimples are not caused by fungus, so pimples on the face will not be benefited by using candid dusting powder. The back sometimes breaks out in folliculitis which looks like pimples but also has a fungal element - this may slightly benefit by it.
It is important to understand that Acne vulgaris, commonly known as “acne” is an inflammatory disorder of the pilosebaceous unit - a unit of the hair and oil glands. It is usually seen in adolescence or around puberty, when the oil glands get activated by hormones. However, acne is also experienced by many adults. Acne is more common and more severe in males than in females due to androgens which are male hormones. Genetic factors also play a role – if you have a family history of acne, you are more likely to experience it.
Acne usually occurs in areas with rich oil gland activity like the face, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms.
There are four grades of acne:
- Grade 1 consists of blackheads and whiteheads with occasional raised red eruptions
- Grade 2 is similar to Grade 1, but with more inflamed red eruptions, some of which may be pus-filled
- Grade 3 is similar to Grade 2, but with many pus filled eruptions, as well as nodules that can be felt deep in the skin
- Grade 4 consist of nodules and abscesses along with scars
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