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A 42-year-old member asked:

What can i do about my acne problems?

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Dr. Sejal Shah
Dermatology 16 years experience
Several options: There are several acne treatments available such as over-the-counter products, prescription creams and oral medications and laser and light based treatments. The type of treatment you need depends on the severity of your acne. If you have tried otc products and they have not worked or your acne is more severe and is leaving scarring, you should consult a dermatologist for prescription treatment.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Stop neglecting it: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related illness that you need to manage effectively, especially nowadays. Best wishes.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What can I do about very horrible acne problems?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
OTCs help some: The best you can do with over the counter products is a cleanser with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than cleansers to fix acne. Combination treatments including bcp, antibiotics, diet, etc may all be required. Severe cases need more. Good luck!
A 40-year-old member asked:

What should I do about serious acne problems?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 18 years experience
See your doctor/derm: Serious acne will often result in life long scarring. Therefore, you really should seek professional help. There are excellent acne treatments to address and clear the skin of acne no matter what type of acne and degree of severity. Good luck.
A member asked:

What should i do to cure acne problems?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: Acne is a label used to describe a collection of skin changes that are common in teens but sometimes persist well into your 30's.There is no one size fits all treatment.Examination of the skin features provides a basis for any one or several treatment modalities.Your best approach is to learn about the process & partner with a doc to come up with a skin plan that works with your individual issues
A 37-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if I have acne problems?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Stop neglecting it: Start with two weeks on topical benzoyl peroxide. If you're not clear or it's on your trunk, or it's severe, Your personal physician has a host of prescription-strength Rx's. If those around you are superstition and are interfering, pick up the phone yourself. If you are offered isotretinoin, remember it's not for the faint-hearted by the risk-benefit ratio is strongly in your favor. Best wishes.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

What is acne?

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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 cummulation of fluid which can get infected and inflamed and raised above skin surface..........Acne

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