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is acne and pimples the same thing

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Benzoyl peroxide : Look for generic store brands of benzoyl peroxide in the same strength you're using now.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eitner
34 years experience Family Medicine
Where?: Not knowing where the sores are occurring, there could be different reasons. If the sores are occurring on the genitals, then it may be a factor of m ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Scar: Especially if it feels solid, this is probably scarring from a previous infection in one of the little sebaceous glands. If it is stable, i'd ignore i ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Most effective acne : The treatment depends on the severiyi of acne. Most of the acne can be treated with various combinations containing benzyl peroxide , topical antibio ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: The bacteria that cause it are everywhere. Anything who thinks it's a hygiene problem is ignorant.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Pimples: These are part of acne.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Same: pimple is a single pimple but acne may mean many pimples
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Dr. Bob Ourian
26 years experience Dermatology
You can't: A cortisone injection can reduce the size of an acne but it may not quite clear over night. You should see your dermatologist for proper evaluation an ... Read More
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