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Acne vulgaris is a common skin disease primarily affecting young adults. Given that the internet has become a major source of health information, especially among the young, the internet is a powerful tool of communication and has a significant influence on patients, also acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory condition marked by elevated sebum production, comedones, erythematous papules, and superficial pustules of the pilosebaceous groups. Nodules, dense pustules, or pseudo cysts also occur less frequently. Acne risks include hyperpigmentation post-inflammatory, scarring (pitted scars), and keloids. According to the study of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD), acne vulgaris affects approximately 85 per. Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. It is characterized by blackheads or whiteheads, pimples, oily skin, and possible scarring. It primarily affects areas of the skin with a relatively high number of oil glands, including the face, upper part of the chest, and back. The resulting appearance can lead to anxiety, reduced self-esteem and, in extreme cases, depression or thoughts of suicide. Proper dermatological care should be offered in secondary schools.Aim of the study:Assessment of the knowledge and beliefs regarding acne vulgaris among governmental secondary school students in Makkah Almukarramah, 2021.Method:A cross-sectional studydesign.The current study was conducted Male and female secondary school students from selected governmental schools in Makkah . The total the sample size calculation will be 300 students. Female and male. Results:show that knowledge the most of participant weak knowledge were (85.0%) while a statistically significant P-value (0.001) , X2 (364.020 ) regarding belief the most of participant Positive belief were (88.0%) while a statistically significant P-value (0.001) , X2 (171.763 )
Conclusion:In this study found that misconception of acne is widespread among Saudi youththe incidence of facial acne was higher in high school students aged 16-18 years, males had a higher rate of incidence than females. Ultimately, family background is a contributing factor for acne vulgaris. A health education program is needed to improve the understanding of the condition.