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Acne that will not go away

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 41 years experience
Time/creams: Most will fade on their own, may take months to do so, and sun will keep dark. If you are using a retinoid for your acne, that will also help to fade,... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Yes, with attention: One positive side effect of the pill is that it keeps your skin clear and may actually clear up acne. It is not,surprising,that,you notice a change a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Baby acne: The only reason to not kiss a baby on her face is if the kisser has a cold. Baby acne is fairly common, unclear why it happens. It usually disappears ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Need Rx: Over-the-counter preparations do not work well. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few wee... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Manage it: Once the lesions have appeared, they need to heal on their own. If you are not yet using a strong topical agent as tolerated, such as benzoyl peroxide... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dermatologist eval.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradli... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Varies: Teen acne can dissipate by early adulthood, or persist into later adulthood. Acne duration is dependent mostly on genetics. Do what you need to do to ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Most scars will fade with time. It doesn't necessarily mean it will resolve completely but usually becomes less prominent. Unfortunately the worse t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Dermatology: I suggest a visit to a dermatologist. There are alot of potential treatments including birth control pills.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Chronic disease: In spite of what anybody else may have told you, acne is not a lifestyle or hygiene related disease. And it's chronic, often staying around for decade... Read More

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