Risk for Infection related to Acne

Nursing Care Plan for Acne
Nursing Diagnosis for Acne : Risk for Infection


Acne is a skin condition that causes pimples or "zits." This includes whiteheads, blackheads, and red, inflammed patches of skin (such as cysts).

Symptoms of Acne

Acne commonly appears on the face and shoulders, but it may also occur on the trunk, arms, legs, and buttocks.
  • Blackheads
  • Crusting of skin bumps
  • Cysts
  • Papules (small red bumps)
  • Pustules
  • Redness around the skin eruptions
  • Scarring of the skin
  • Whiteheads

Risk for Infection

Definition: At increased risk for being invaded by pathogenic organisms

Nursing Diagnosis for Acne : Risk for Infection related to the formation of pus in pustules

Nursing Interventions and Rationale :

1. Teach the patient to identify changes in the skin as early as possible.
Rational: Creating a patient to be independent of the signs of infection, so that patients can take medication as quickly as possible when there is a change in his skin.

2. Demonstrate the skin care and emphasize the importance of aseptic technique.
Rational: the right skin care (aseptic) prevents sustained infection.

3. Emphasize the importance of a nutritious diet to improve recovery.
Rational: good nutrition increases the body's immunity against bacterial growth.

4. Describe things that can cause other infections.
Rationale: Improving patients' knowledge of healthy behavior to prevent infection is to prevent more severe.
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