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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,097 doctors shared insights

Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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The acne products im using work one week then make my skin dry and irritated the next. Is there a reason for this ?

The acne products im using work one week then make my skin dry and irritated the next. Is there a reason for this ?

Chronic use: Decrease frequency from every day to every other day or first apply moisturizer to decrease strength. You also may want to change product from one containing benzoyl peroxide to one containing sulfur which is less drying. Acne supplements containing zinc are helpful, . ...Read more

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What acne product works better?

What acne product works better?

Scientific Rx: Acne is a chronic disease that eventually remits as a person ages. I was able to stop taking rx when i was 50. In the meantime, topical benzoyl peroxide is your first treatment. If this fails, your personal physician can add topical clindamycin, topical tretinoin, a systemic antibiotic, or one of the big guns. Manage the disease until it remits -- you owe it to yourself. ...Read more

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What product is fastest for acne?

What product is fastest for acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: Use 5% 2x/day. If you are not clear in two weeks, get on the phone to your personal physician. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that is a serious personal and professional liability. It can be managed until it self-cures. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which product works best for acne?

Which product works best for acne?

None of them: None of the over-the-counter acne treatments does much good. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid-based compound. If I do not get a good result in two weeks, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate to the person. Dermatologists are allowed to use the big guns. Nobody nowadays needs to have bad acne -- life's hard enough without it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Best acne product for teenage male?

Best acne product for teenage male?

Best to see your doc: One of the best is the over the counter benzyl peroxide , start with 2.5% strength, and gradually increase to 5% or 10 %. You may want to see a doctor to find out the severity if you have severe acne to find out what else needs to be done in that case. ...Read more

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Want to know the correct product for acne?

There are TONS: Need to ask a good dermatologis. As far as non-prescription............La-roach posay and avene make a couple of acne products that I have seen work better than most anything else, but it depends on the individual and how bad / type of acne they have as well. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best acne product?

Please help! what is the best acne product?

Benzoyl peroxide: 5%, 2x/day. It's not fun but it's your best friend. If you're not clear on two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength medication. ...Read more

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What facial product works the best for acne?

What facial product works the best for acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is your best rx. If it fails, as it often does, get with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more