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6 Year Old With Acne
Reoccurring pimple on a 6 year old scar. Lots of blood, little puss. I never had acne. Why does it keep coming?
My 6 year old neice broke out in pimples (regular pimples) on her chest and left arm for no apparent reason. What could have caused this?
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
What age should a 21 year old boy expect his mildish hormonal acne to dissipate, on average? I know everyones different. Just the usual age it improves?
25: Highly variable but the average age is 25 years ...Read more