[ UK /ˈækni/ ]
[ US /ˈækni/ ]
  1. an inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin; characterized by papules or pustules or comedones
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How To Use acne In A Sentence

  • He has straight, mousey blonde hair and a pitted face which suggests he has suffered from acne at some point.
  • Severe shock can bring on an attack of acne.
  • The sound of the theme tune can bring me out in recovered acne syndrome to this day. Times, Sunday Times
  • In girls, hirsutism and acne may suggest polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  • Severe acne is usually treated with common antibiotics, but many strains are becoming resistant to these. Boing Boing: July 25, 2004 - July 31, 2004 Archives
  • It can also help to reduce the inflammation and infection associated with acne.
  • These acne cysts can rupture, spreading the infection into nearby skin tissue.
  • The treatment has a whole host of extremely unpleasant side-effects including weight gain, acne, skin rashes and headaches.
  • One of the main triggers for adult acne is stress, which increases the production of male hormones. Times, Sunday Times
  • The treatment cured the boy's acne
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