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why am i getting acne

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Hormones: Skin care does little to impact acne one way or the other. Some medications precipitate it, but usually it's "just you". If you're a young person, the ... Read More
Dr. Amy Miller
24 years experience Family Medicine
Skin care & acne: Sometimes, no matter how well you take of your skin you can still get breakouts. The skin is an organ. Sometimes hidden internal problems will leav ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
See Dermatologist: You should see a Dermatologist and get treated,
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Lots of reasons: Not enough space in 400 spaces to explain. It can be well treated as you acknowledged. Either talk to your doc or check the net. Excellent resources a ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
Man or Woman? Age?: I believe that acne can be caused by or aggravated by certain foods and medications. I would have to know your gender; your age, and do you eat nuts a ... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Adult acne: Your skin oil is clogging its ducts, attracting bacteria and leading to acne. This can be due to medication effects (such as steroids or androgenic m ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many reasons: Noone knows all the causes of acne but clearly stress and diet are large contributing factors for acne breakouts.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Please get seen: By location, this may actually be a staph infection rather than acne.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hubert
27 years experience Dermatology
Be patient: The first few months on Accutane patients often experience more acne. Give it some time to work.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Genetics: Some people have a stronger tendency to acne. If you feel that diet plays a factor in you avoid si p, e carbs and regular milk. This will take 1-2 mon ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
It is possible: Yes, these certainly could be cysts. The answer to "why" is multiple. The key thing is for you to be seen by a dermatologist. If this is cystic acne ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Transiently: Babies often get a transient "baby acne" that is not present at birth (bathed in the waters of the womb) but comes out at a few weeks & lasts a few mo ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scientific Rx: Start with benzoyl peroxide; if this isn't enough visit your physician, first line is topical retinoic derivatives &/or a topical antibiotic such as c ... Read More

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