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nothing works on my acne

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: Acne is a chronic disease that eventually remits as a person ages. I was able to stop taking rx when i was 50. In the meantime, topical benzoyl peroxi ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
None of them: None of the over-the-counter acne treatments does much good. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid-based compound. If I do ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Severe acne: Acne on the trunk that you describe as "terrible" is probably deep cystic acne. You have a right to treatment with isotretinoin. Nothing else will wor ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Benzoyl peroxide: This is your best rx. If it fails, as it often does, get with your physician.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What failed?: Acne is a chronic disease and will eventually recur even after a course of isotretinoin. Don't get discouraged, but keep managing it. If nothing -- an ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What's been tried?: Acne is a chronic, serious disease that cannot be cured but that remits, often after many years. I was able to stop taking systemic tetracyline around ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescriptio ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
If you must ask...: You probably need something stronger. 5% topical benzoyl peroxide from the drugstore is cheaper and probably stronger. If 2x/day hasn't cleared you in ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Depending upon the severity of your acne and the type of your skin(dry or oily)different products may be recommended. I would not try just any ol thin ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide (as you can tolerate it) has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Benzoyl peroxide is inexpensi ... Read More

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