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What are the symptoms of severe acne?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
The main symptom of severe acne is that many large, red bumps form under the skin. These are usually located on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, or upper back. The bumps may be painful. Sometimes bumps come together to form a large abscess. In some cases the bumps or abscess ruptures, which can lead to scarring.

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