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does dapsone help with cystic acne

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Hoax: Colonics are a holist fad and has no longterm clinical studies to support it as a treatment for acne

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Cystic Acne: Severe acne is characterized by deep cysts, inflammation, extensive damage to the skin and scarring. It requires an aggressive treatment regimen and s ... Read More
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Cystic Acne: Severe acne is characterized by deep cysts, inflammation, extensive damage to the skin and scarring. It requires an aggressive treatment regimen and s ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
26 years experience Dermatology
It varies: There is no single best treatment for acne. The common treatments for acne are cleansers, benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics (topical and oral), retinoid c ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Isotretinoin: Today this is the mainstay of treatment for cystic acne. It is not for the faint-hearted and you need to follow instructions meticulously.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
36 years experience Dermatology
Severe, scarring: Acne cysts are large nodules developing deep within the dermis, or second layer of skin. They are painful, disfiguring, and may cause deep scars. Ther ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
Acne : Cystic acne is often treated with prescription strength oral medications (antibiotics , Accutane ) and topicals ( retinoid cream). Otc benzoyl peroxid ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Serious Rx: You will probably need isotretinoin. This will keep it at bay for several months to a few years, at which time it will either self-cure, recur amenabl ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Lio
Dr. Peter Lio answered
20 years experience Dermatology
Wish it were easy...: Even in dermatology, we struggle with cystic acne. Genetics, hormones and bacteria all seem to play a role. Eating a healthy diet, low in sugary, ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Acne: See a dermatologist

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