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are there any cures for acne?

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Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology 51 years experience
Acne: There are no cures for acne. Treatments can improve the condition but will not make it go away for good.

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A 19-year-old member asked:

How I can cure my acnes face?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Quite a few 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 Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral Accutane.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can there be a surgery that can cure acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Very few non-infectious diseases are curable at all, and surgery cures even fewer. Acne is a chronic illness that eventually self-cures. In the meantime, you can keep it under control. Here your physician is your best guide. It is not related to lifestyle or hygiene and you'll do best to ignore all "popular wisdom.".
Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Thankfully, this is one thing where getting older is a good thing. It may take waiting just a few years....but it DOES get better.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

What is acne and how to cure it ?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Chronic disease: All simple explanations for acne are wrong. It's serious, chronic illness that arises from chaotic interactions in a milieu of sex hormones, bacteria, and changes in the skin. It's unrelated to hygiene and lifestyle and only marginally related to diet. It can't be cured until it remits on its own, but can be managed. If topical benzoyl peroxide is insufficient, your physician can add Rx to clear.
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A 35-year-old male asked:

Does episiotomy help cure Fordyce acne?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: Episiotomy is falling out of favor as a procedure to facilitate delivery of a baby. It is not a treatment for acne of any kind.
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

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