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My 6 year old daughter is getting acne on her face. Is this normal?

My 6 year old daughter is getting acne on her face. Is this normal?

No: I would have any 6 yo with acne evaluated for a hormone problem. It may be something else, but ignoring it is unlikely to help and it may be a treatable problem. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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My 6 year old son has small bumps on his chest and around his nipple. They look like pimples. They don't itch but he says they hurt to the touch.?

My 6 year old son has small bumps on his chest and around his nipple. They look like pimples. They don't itch but he says they hurt to the touch.?

There are many: Possible causes, such as a contact rash, virus, allergy, eczema. Without seeing it, it would be difficult to make a diagnosis. You should take him to see his pediatrician, so that the proper diagnosis can be made and the proper treatment be prescribed. If you are a HealthTap Prime member, you can also obtain a consult from one of us (you can send a photo of the rash, or have a video consult). ...Read more

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My 6 year old girl has pimples on her back. Any ideas? No fever. Acting normal as ever

My 6 year old girl has pimples on her back. Any ideas? No fever. Acting normal as ever

Rash: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to clear up acne for 56 year old female.

How to clear up acne for 56 year old female.

It probably is not..: True acne, but something else that can still cause blemishes that look like pimples. My 1st guess would be rosacea, though allergic dermatitis is possible too. Please see your pcp or a dermatologist as it very likely can be effectively (& affordably) treated. ...Read more

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Is it common for acne to worsen as twenty year old?

Is it common for acne to worsen as twenty year old?

Often: It can worsen. It is a hormonal thing when it does worsen. It is important for good hygeine and skin care products. You might want to see someone for medication if it is really bad. ...Read more

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How do you control acne breakouts for a 40 year old adult?

How do you control acne breakouts for a 40 year old adult?

As for anyone: Probably your physician will offer you a systemic antibiotic, unless you're a lady who can and wants to take the oral contraceptive ill I was finally able to stop taking tetracycline altogether in my late 40's. These are effective for all but the nastiest cases. ...Read more

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I'm a 25 year old female. Started dealing with acne this past june and I don't know what to do anymore. I've tried everything.

I'm a 25 year old female. Started dealing with acne this past june and I don't know what to do anymore. I've tried everything.

Welcome to reality: While many look at acne as a teen problem (& for most it is) there are significant numbers who battle this problem well into their mid thirties. Your best practice is to find a dermatologist, and work out a regular skin management plan. ...Read more

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Any acne fashwash for 14 year old boys?

Any acne fashwash for 14 year old boys?

Panoxyl wash.: Try panoxyl wash. The active ingredient is benzoyl peroxide. Note that there is approximately 3% of our population that are allergic to benzoyl peroxide so if you have a reaction such as itching or burning after using the product, switch to a salicylic acid based wash instead. ...Read more

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What do you recommend a 16 year old guy for acne?

Scientific Rx: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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What type of acne medicine is best for an 11 year old?

What type of acne medicine is best for an 11 year old?

Acne: If your child is just beginning to develop acne, I would recommend an acne wash which can be purchased otc. ...Read more

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My 18 year old sister is suffering from severe acne. What can we do about this?

My 18 year old sister is suffering from severe acne. What can we do about this?

Dermatologist: See the dermatologist. Severe acne needs prescription medications. Treatment is effective and acne is physically and emotionally scarring. ...Read more

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I have a 14 year old brother that has severe acne and we tried almost ever thing can u help?

I have a 14 year old brother that has severe acne and we tried almost ever thing can u help?

See a dermatologist: There are multiple options for treating acne including oral and topical antibiotics, topical retinoids (e.g.: Retin-A and others) and an oral retinoid (synthetic vitamin a analogue) called Isotretinoin (commonly known as accutane). This latter medication in highly effective in adolescent males but does have some potential side effects and is prescribed almost exclusively by dermatologists. ...Read more

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Sir, I am 18 year old guy. The day I masturbate, I develop acnes on my face and some on back. Please help..

Sir, I am 18 year old guy. The day I masturbate, I develop acnes on my face and some on back. Please help..

Scientific Rx: Your acne may flare because you sweat when you get excited, but enjoying your body isn't the cause. You deserve both to feel comfortable about your emerging manhood, and to have effective acne treatment. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician can decide if you are a candidate for topical clindamycin, systemic tetracycline, or something else. ...Read more

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26 year old female and I still get acne! I've tried everything except BC pill (which I do not want to take!). Any advice?

Welcome to reality: While many look at acne as a teen problem (& for most it is) there are significant numbers who battle this problem well into their mid thirties. Your best practice is to find a dermatologist, and work out a regular skin management plan. ...Read more

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I'm an 18 year old female and I have a severe acne problem that has been going on for about 3 years or so. What can I do to finally clear them off?

I'm an 18 year old female and I have a severe acne problem that has been going on for about 3 years or so. What can I do to finally clear them off?

Need Rx: If it's severe, a dermatologist's visit is almost certain to help. You may be offered the oral contraceptive pill, a topical such as Clindamycin with retinoic acid, a systemic antibiotic as appropriate, and possibly even some of the big guns that only a dermatologist can use. ...Read more

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I am a 22yrs old male with acne problem on my back and shoulders. A year ago I have noticed a darkish hue on a patch of skin on my both cheeks. Help.

I am a 22yrs old male with acne problem on my back and shoulders. A year ago I have noticed a darkish hue on a patch of skin on my both cheeks. Help.

Manage your acne: You are a grown man and you need to manage this like an adult. It is a huge liability in this day and age. Twice daily benzoyl peroxide and you will also will need prescription strength medicine from n your physician. Ignore all pop wisdom about acne and do not try to figure out the cause. Best wishes and good health ...Read more

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I have acne problem last 2 years and my age is 20 year old i, m from pakistan I used many medicine I don, t feel improvement please give me a good tip.

I have acne problem last 2 years and my age is 20 year old i, m from pakistan I used many medicine I don, t feel improvement please give me a good tip.

Scientific Rx: All acne can be managed. Start with topical benzoyl peroxide, if this fails after two weeks your physician may add topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative. If this is not enough, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day clears most guys. Deratologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Iam 16.5 years old boy. I have, NT night fall since 1 month and am not exited for any sex. And look like 13 or14 year boy. Does my height grow. Have acne?

Iam 16.5 years old boy. I have, NT night fall since 1 month and am not exited for any sex. And look like 13 or14 year boy. Does my height grow. Have acne?

Becoming a man: "Night fall" is a term often used by misguided people for the normal process of nocturnal emissions. They're healthy and you should enjoy them. You need to manage you acne with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and prescription-strength Rx if not clear. Things sound like they are on course if perhaps later than your peers. Talk with your physician about any changes that concern you. ...Read more

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Hi I m 24 year old I have acne and scar on my face any suggestions?

Hi I m 24 year old I have acne and scar on my face any suggestions?

Depends: See your Family doctor or dermatologist. Your condition required to keep your skin clean, some topical acne treatment containing the retinoic acid and peroxide and by mouth doxycicline, depending on the severity of the condition, which are prescribed medication. But the best advise could be given by your physician after seen and examining your skin, Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat acne as a 19 year old?

What is the best way to treat acne as a 19 year old?

Depends: Check with your doctor, because adequate therapy depends upon the severity of the problem. Usually it includes cleansing, antiinfalmmatory and antibiotic treatments. ...Read more

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My son15 year old his face acne pimpels skin colur is dull?

My son15 year old his face acne pimpels skin colur is dull?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared junior in two weeks, he will need prescription-strength medicine. Home / folk / "pop" remedies aren't ineffective. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related, serious health problem that is a major personal and professional liability. Please do what you must on his behalf. ...Read more

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What can be done for extreme oily skin - acne for a 40 year old?

Acne: There is a # of different topical and oral medications that can help your acne. Please see dermatologist or a primary care doc to discuss your options. ...Read more

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I'm 16 year old boy, and my face have a lot of acne. What product should I use?

I'm 16 year old boy, and my face have a lot of acne. What product should I use?

Acne: It is common at young age and depending on the extent requires a comprehensive approach. Use of comedogenic cream or excessive washing of face should be avoided. Evaluation is necessary. If cystic or scarring present may need oral antibiotics like doxycyline, retinoids, simple uncomplicated may respond to benzoyl perioxide. Emotional support may also be needed ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good products for acne and blackheads for a 17 year old boy?

Could you tell me what are good products for acne and blackheads for a 17 year old boy?

Real Rx: Get junior to a real physician rather than supplement-shopping or browsing over-the-counter rx's. Benzoyl peroxide is good until he can get an appointment; with the abundant blackheads, a retinoic acid derivative might be a good second step. Topical Clindamycin and/or a systemic antibiotic is next. If that doesn't work, there's more. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause my skin to be so oily the past 2 weeks? 21 year old male. Mild acne. It's very humid here, could that be it? Anything else?

What could cause my skin to be so oily the past 2 weeks? 21 year old male. Mild acne. It's very humid here, could that be it? Anything else?

Hormones: Changes in hormone levels, such as those that occur during the teen years and early 20s, can cause skin to become oily and trigger outbreaks of acne. ...Read more

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My 13 year old has horrible acne and she is under a lot of stress. She had acne for 3-4 years and nothing worked for her. What do you recommend?

My 13 year old has horrible acne and she is under a lot of stress. She had acne for 3-4 years and nothing worked for her. What do you recommend?

???: How does a 13 year old have acne for 34 years? I recommend you continue to work with her doctors about this problem, including monitoring diet. In some, sensitivity (not allergy) to dairy or other food products can exacerbate acne. Classical homeopathy may also be helpful. Physicians who practice homeopathy can be found through american institute of homeopathy: http://www. Homeopathyusa. Org. ...Read more

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I am a 32 year old male and have had acne on my back since age 15. Medications never worked. Is it likely that I will have this back-acne forever?

I am a 32 year old male and have had acne on my back since age 15. Medications never worked. Is it likely that I will have this back-acne forever?

Real cause?: If this is actually acne, Isotretinoin taken as directed should clear you if a systemic antibiotic plus topical benzoyl peroxide has failed. Real acne on the trunk won't be cleared in most cases by topical treatment. If you have tried this and it has failed, then you probably have some skin disease that has been mistaken for acne. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more