Definition.-Pimples, usually on the face, but also sometimes on the back and chest, and other parts, occurring mostly at the period of adolescence, and affecting the sebaceous glands of the skin.
General Treatment.-Avoidance of rich and indigestible articles of food and all self-indulgent habits. Proper attention to bathing and exercise.
Medicines.-(Two or three times a day until there is marked improvement, then at increasing intervals.)
Carb. v. 6.-
The most useful homeopathic medicine for acne in simple and recent cases occurring in young persons.
In pale, impressionable subjects.
Acne of face in young, full-blooded people.
Nat. mur. 6-
In persons of earthy complexion who suffer from constipation, or are bloodless.
Calcarea and Sulph. should be given according as the constitution of the patient corresponds to either. See CONSTITUTIONS.