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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Manage it, Toby: There is no cure. You need to manage your acne until it remits on its own. It is not related to lifestyle or anything you are doing or have done. If t ... Read More

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Time . . .: Acne (pimples) usually resolves w/time but may leave behind scars. We now have better options for treatment (at least in the states) than when i was g ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Time to see doc..: It seems that this is distressing you. Since your problem mild, topical gel/solution may be adequate. An oral medication maybe more convenient. Acne i ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle DeHoratius
18 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: You may benefit from a prescription skin care regimen that can be prescribed by a dermatologist.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or reti ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Start easy: Topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day or a retinoic acid derivative is your best start. If this isn't strong enough after two weeks, get with your person ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Only 2: Benzoyl peroxide and salicyclic acid are all that is available over the counter. See dermatologist if this does not work.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: All the home remedies will disappoint you. Today all acne is easy to manage using rx's and you have a right to effective treatment even in a horribly ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Benzoyl peroxide: For treatment of acne, any brand of over-the-counter Benzoyl Peroxide Gel or cream is quite helpful. An acne "wash" is not needed. If desired, a docto ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get real Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires systemic treatment. Life's difficult enough without pustules and craters covering much of your body surface. Please ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Start mild: The t-zone is the brow ridges and nose, correct? This is a common spot for acne and if it's just on your face, chances are it'll be relatively easy to ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No home-made cures: But one can stay happy, exercise, and live a healthy lifestyle. Healthy diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Exam ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmet Karaca
49 years experience Plastic Surgery
IPL treatment best: Ipl ( intense pulse light ) treatments are ideal for this condition. It takes about 4 treatments, 3 wks apart to get the best results. It is done in t ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Hydroquinone: Topical hydroquinone can make the spots more pale, but be careful. You're likely to look worse than before unless you are very good at it, and long-te ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Best choice: Your best friend is topical benzoyl peroxide. If you're not clear in two weeks, or if you scars or acne on your trunk, get with your personal physicia ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Benzoyl peroxide: Still the best. Good luck.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
No home made : Remedy , first try one of the over the counter ointments , if it fails see your doctor
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Time, time & more : Time is your best friend. Avoiding sun exposure and cigarette smoking are great. Onion bulb extract ( allium cepa) may help as well as honey for some ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You want natural?: You might just need a salicylic acid wash. This comes from the willow tree. Acne can be managed nowadays; a good personal physician, perhaps with an i ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
42 years experience Family Medicine
Acne scars: Acne responds to benzyl peroxide and topical erythromycin. Severe acne requires Accutane . Acne scars respond to microdermabrasion, chemical peals a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: Acne is a serious, chronic disease that needs to be managed scientifically until it remits on its own. The stuff that works (benzoyl peroxide, retinoi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Forgive my frankness: Acne is a chronic, serious, non-lifestyle-related disease that can (and must) always be managed by a evidence-based medicine. Home / folk / pop remedi ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Beta Carotene: Carrot juice, a great source for beta carotene can create a glowing complexion in some.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide, hydroxy acids or salicylic acid products ... Read More

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