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A 38-year-old member asked:

how come i always have acne!?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Chronic disease: It remits eventually, but often lasts for decades. It is not lifestyle or hygiene related. What you need to know is that all acne can be managed by a well-informed primary care physician or with referral for the toughest cases to a dermatologist.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Are my funny food cravings causing my pimples?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No: Food cravings are really common in pregnancy. They don't cause acne, however. An increase in acne is related to the increase in hormones during pregnancy. You can use over-the-counter face washes and toners during pregnancy. As long as your food cravings are for food and not other things (chalk, paint, et cetera), they are normal.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Am I too old to get whiteheads?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: Unfortunately, you are never too old to get pimples. Acne is certainly more common in adolescents but it can happen to anyone. Acne often gets worse during pregnancy because of the hormonal changes.
A 22-year-old member asked:

What are the different types of acne lesions?

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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 19 years experience
Yes: Dermatologists classify acne into three types: comedonal (black and whiteheads), inflammatory(pimples), and cystic (deep acne cysts). Comedonal acne responds well to topical treatments (benzoyl peroxide, retina, etc), while inflammatory acne may need a combination of topicals and oral medications. Most patients with cystic acne do best with oral antibiotics or accutane.
A 20-year-old male asked:

How can I get rid.Of my pimple red spots?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Meds: Duac and tazorac (tazarotene) are an excellent combination if your skin can tolerate it. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Nothing seems to work on my acne. Any solution?

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Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
See a specialist: This condition may need some close collaboration from you and your dermatologist.

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