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What are ways to get rid of acne?

What are  ways to get rid of acne?

Multiple Ways: There are multiple options with Accutane often considered the best. However hormonal treatment as well as antiinflammatories, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, may all be beneficial in addition to topical treatment and skin care. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Need effective ways to get rid of acne?

Need effective ways to get rid of acne?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of acne?

What are the best ways to get rid of acne?

Scientific Rx: As a young person, whoever is responsible for your health has a duty to make sure you are effectively treated. Acne is not a lifestyle or hygiene problem; it's a chronic disease that can be a grave social problem. Don't waste time on folk remedies; if benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in 2 weeks, get a physician's appointment for a topical or systemic antibiotic, topical retinoic acid etc. ...Read more

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Best ways to get rid of acne pretty fast? Any tips?

Best ways to get rid of acne pretty fast? Any tips?

Scientific Rx: Forgive my frankness. Get used to your acne being a chronic disease that you will need to manage in ways that won't be fun until it eventually self-cures. It's unrelated to hygiene / lifestyle and is a serious liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, you'll need to add some prescription-strength Rx from your physician. If offered isotretinoin, be brave. ...Read more

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What are very effective ways to get rid of acne fast?

What are very effective ways to get rid of acne fast?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there really good natural ways to get rid of acne?

Use Rx : There are unfortunately no good natural remedies.Benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, isotretinoin, and antibiotics made by microorganisms are as close as you can get the a really good natural remedy. Acne can be a serious disease & proven therapies that actually work are suggested. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to get rid of acne around body?

Are there natural ways to get rid of acne around body?

Serious stuff: Today's medicine can always clear acne, but I'd urge you to be open to 21st century methods as well as "natural" / "folk". Visible acne is a sign of poor self-care and will interfere with your being able to get the job you want. Nothing's more "natural" than the vitamin-A-based / retinoic acid derivatives (topical, isotretinoin) and antibiotics like tetracycline that can clear you. ...Read more

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Need ways to get rid of acne home remedies especially?

Need ways to get rid of acne home remedies especially?

Why not real Rx?: Even in today's insane health-care system, you can get something that works. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways to get rid of acne within months?

Could you tell me ways to get rid of acne within months?

Faster: If two weeks on topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you, or if you have trunk acne, get with your personal physician now. The right mix of topical retinoic acid derivative, topical / systemic antibiotic or perhaps spironolactone or Isotretinoin (or if you're a "she", the oral contraceptive pill) should have you clear in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Would like a couple of ways to get rid of acne naturally?

Would like a couple of ways to get rid of acne naturally?

Multiple Ways: There are multiple options with Accutane often considered the best. However hormonal treatment as well as antiinflammatories, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, may all be beneficial in addition to topical treatment and skin care. ...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