[3 min watch] How to take a history for acne patients

Did you know up to 85 per cent of Australians develop acne in their lifetime, with nearly half of all men and women continuing to experience acne into their thirties?* In this short video, Dr Helena Rosengren discusses how to take a patient history when conducting a consultation in primary care for patients presenting with acne concerns.

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In the video, Dr Helena Rosengren discusses how she conducts acne consultations in her primary care practice. She begins by determining what treatments the patient has already tried, as often patients will attempt several over-the-counter remedies before consulting with a doctor.

In the case of teenagers presenting with acne, Dr Rosengren says it’s important to understand whether it is the young person or their parents who want the condition addressed, as this may affect the patient’s compliance with treatment regimes.

When taking the patient history, it’s important to note how the acne looks on the day of the consultation compared to the worst it has been in recent weeks. Dr Rosengren also suggests gaining an understanding of the patient’s regular diet, as some foods may contribute to the acne.

The video discusses treatment timelines and specific things Dr Rosengren looks for when examining the acne-prone skin.

Watch all this and much more in the full video above!

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