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acne that will not go away

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Eventually it does, but it often takes decades. I was able to stop taking medication when i was 50. It's a serious, chronic disease for which a young ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Colitis: It depends on the etiology some non-specific forms will others require treatment with meds or surgery consult your GI md or surgeon for assistance wi ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
No/maybe: Depends on the cause. If acne until one outgrows, can come back. Sun damage and smoking are some other causes.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sculptra: Sculptra is poly Lactic Acid that acts as a collagen simulator in a sense. Therefore it is metabolized by the body. So YES it goes away.. Most do not ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cau ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: Allergic eczema usually appears in childhood and resolves by adulthood, though in some it can be lifelong. Best treatment is to use lots of moisturize ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: Bumps from stds can be due to lots of different diagnoses. Doctor needs to make a diagnosis and determine treatment.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
What have you tried?: First , does the rash itch? What does it look like? Any new medications/supplements taken recently? How long ? We need to know at least that ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cummings
38 years experience Neonatology
It depends: If polycythemia occurs in a newborn, either as the result of maternal diabetes, placental insufficiency, or maternal-fetal transfusion at delivery (e. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See dr: First, get properly diagnosed to assure you have a hydrocoele. Most go away in time (a few weeks/mo) but some may require surgery, so it best to deve ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
Hpv: They can resolve on their own or there are medicines to help them results quicker. They are quite expensive and irritating.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Drip Drip Dry: It might go away on it's own if you don't get it wet and gently wipe away the shmutz with a Q-tip, but unlikely. They tend to persist...and annoy, esp ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
10 years experience General Practice
Bruising: Is blood beneath the skin. Early icing will minimize the bleeding but after that there is not much to do but wait for the blood to be reabsorbed.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe but...: It is a principle of treating acne that an antibiotic never be used as the single therapy. Resistance is starting up. You'll want to use a second agen ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get seen: It won't self-cure. Cystic acne is a life-ruiner for anyone who suffers from it, and it is abuse not to get it treated. A physician may make a trial o ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is best to treat: the thrush. Once in a while it will resolve if the causes are corrected - but I would NOT rely on this.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Yoo
14 years experience Plastic Surgery
Treatments available: Over time, the look of any scar will improve somewhat. The question is whether it is a satisfactory improvement. A combination of resurfacing with f ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
No: You can get it under control and then have a flare up think of it as treatable and not curable.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Fleabites: Without a picture i can only assume that the ugly marks you are talking about represent scratch marks from scratching your flea bites.Use pyrethrin to ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Keloid: There are several treatments for keloids. Please consult with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Better options: You'd do much better to manage your acne with scientific medication. The lasers promoted on the websites aren't magic. Get with your personal physicia ... Read More

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