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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleo ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Blocked sebum....: Each hair follicle has a sweat gland....which opens to a skin pore........because of some reason the pore or sweat duct gets blocked to cause cummulat ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Acne commonly occur around puberty and due to changes in secretions of gland associated with hair follicles. The follicles get plugged with the secret ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience Pediatrics
Please see referance: It is a big topic, so please review this site. It is an inflammation of the oil glands over the face chest and back primarily. Hormonal factors play a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Skin disorder: Involving the pilosebaceous follicles which encompasses the hair shaft, the hair follicle, the sebaceous(oil) gland. Acne involves increased "debris" ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Blocked follicles: Acne is a condition in which hair follicles on your face and other skin areas get blocked with oil ad dead skin cells. It is common in teenagers and m ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
14 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Infection: Acne is generally speaking a tiny abscess. It's an infection in the skin's pores that forms a pus pocket with surrounding inflammation.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Clogged glands: Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. It commonly occurs during pubert ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Brown
15 years experience Dermatology
See below: Acne results from oil overproduction (often due to hormones), clogged pores, p acnes bacteria, & resultant inflammation from your immune system recogn ... Read More
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A 25-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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