During puberty (age 13 to 19 years) the oil glands function at peak capacity, especially on the scalp, forehead, face, and upper chest. some degree of acne and an oily complexion are quite common, and routine showering or bathing should become a habit. While frequent washing may appear to decrease oiliness, it will not alleviate acne by itself.
skin infections skin infections can range from a local superficial problem, such as impetigo, to a widespread and more serious infection. Examples of bacterial skin infections include ecthyma, folliculitis, BOILS, CARBUNCLES, SCARLET FEVER, CELLULITIS, and so on. Viral infections with skin symptoms include herpes, chicken pox, shingles, warts, MEASLES, GERMAN MEASLES, FIFTH DISEASE, and AIDS.
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