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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Not true: Acne can completelycover the entire face. You may only have it in the t zone due to the distribution of your inflamed oil glands, but many patients ... Read More

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
It can: Acne can be very difficult to treat and there are many variations.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Chronic disease: It will continue to flare until you eventually outgrow it. You'll need to find a maintenance level of medication that works for you. This is between y ... Read More
A 21-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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Any age: It tends to be worse during the teens and early twenties. More important, it needs to be treated. It's a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related that' ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Uncertain: No one really knows there are areas with greater sebaceous gland population and maybe the sebum starts the process, more oil etc. There are areas of t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Melacare: Melacare is sunsensitive. If you use it apply it at night, but make sure you wash it off in the morning. It is also very drying so you may want to spp ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 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

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