A nurse is providing education to a patient with acne. The nurse determines that the patient requires additional instruction if the patient states which of the following?

"The cause of acne is increased oil production in the skin."

Explanation

• Although oil production is increased, this alone does not cause acne.

• The cause of acne is not fully understood and many factors play a role. Increased oil secretion from the skin combined with overgrowth of the follicular surface and the presence of bacteria all contribute to acne.

• Hormone flucuations, humidity, and heat all play a role in acne exacerbations.

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