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what sort of problem is acne inverse?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Acne Inversa: Hidradenitis suppurativa (hs), also known as 'acne inversa', is a physically, psychologically, and socially disabling disease affecting inverse areas of the body (those places where there is skin-to-skin contact - armpits, groin, breasts, etc.), and where apocrine glands and hair follicles are found. It is non-contagious and recurrent; but presents, with boils or painful lesions.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What role does diet play in acne?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
Acne & Diet: Many foods can aggravate acne. The most common culprits, in my observations, are nuts and peanut butter, dairy products (excess cheese and milk), sugars and high glycemic index foods (chocolate). So, no snickers bars; no reese's cups; no gallons of milk, cut down on cheese.
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What is the best way to take care of acne?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
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Acne Treatment: Woman/girl? Man/boy? Age? Where is the acne located? Best way is to see a dermatologist. They are all competent, and all can help you. There is no magic in it . .
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How long before I see a visible result from using my acne medications?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
Acne Results: It will not be better by 5 o'clock in the afternoon! how severe is it? How long have you had it? Where is it located? Face? Chest? Back? Are you taking an antibiotic? Which topical preparations are you using? Lots of variables here. A dermatologist can certainly help . . .Give him or her a shot at it.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Would using my medications more frequently than prescribed speed up the clearing of my acne?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
Acne use meds often: You doctor has prescribed medications for you (i assume) to be given, used, applied at specific times. More does not make it better. More pills would be dangerous; more frequent applications of the topical medication might cause burning and peeling. Stick to your "doctor's orders.".
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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have some bumps under my arm pits like a pimple. I don't feel anytbing hard under the surface like a tumor. But i'll pop them or I see a little white tip & pop it & a lot of white string will come out in each one. What is it? I also have dark pits & I'v

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Many things: Could be molluska contagiosum, sebaceous cyst, folliculitis. See your doctor for a clear diagnosis.

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