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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?

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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