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I have on going acne... Ive tried everything but nothing seems to make my chin acne go away why?

I have on going acne... Ive tried everything but nothing seems to make my chin acne go away why?

Acne treatments: You obviously haven't tried everything. There are multiple treatments for acne. I don't know what you've tried. You can make a virtual appt or see a dermatologist and discuss with him/her. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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How to tell if it's chin acne or herpes?

How to tell if it's chin acne or herpes?

Herpes simplex: Very different looking conditions. Show them to a doctor if you have any real question. One is a pimple-like structure and the herpes lesions form a tiny blister which opens and leaves a shallow ulcer which is quite tender. ...Read more

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I have hormonal chin acne and nothing works, help?

I have hormonal chin acne and nothing works, help?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more

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I read a blog saying that Chin acne was the cause of hormonal imbalance If so how would I go about being tested for An imbalance ?

I read a blog saying that Chin acne was the cause of hormonal imbalance If so how would I go about being tested for An imbalance ?

The other way around: Chin acne does not cause a hormonal imbalance, but a hormonal imbalance may cause chin acne or other locations of acne. One's primary care doctor can evaluate to see if blood tests are needed, to check levels of certain hormones such as cortisol, DHEA, testosterone, LH, FSH, etc... The patient should be ready to give a detailed menstrual history and describe her cycles and any symptoms. ...Read more

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Will doxycycline clear up chin acne?

Will doxycycline clear up chin acne?

Yes, doxy helps: Doxycycline and Minocycline are antibiotics often used to treat acne in teen boys. They are not used as often in girls, because these antibiotics are not used during pregnancy, and teen girls may unexpectedly become pregnant. Antibiotic gels and creams are also used, and may contain Clindamycin or erthromycin antibiotic. ...Read more

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I am using differin (adapalene) gel for chin acne for nearly 2 weeks and have been on lymecycline for nearly a week, how long will it take for my acne to go?

I am using differin (adapalene) gel for chin acne for nearly 2 weeks and have been on lymecycline for nearly a week, how long will it take for my acne to go?

About 2-3 months: It takes generally 2-3 months for the treatment of acne to start showing improvement, depending on their severity and degree of infection inside. Pl stay the course fir another couple of months and make sure you follow up with your doctor to suggest alternate medicine as needed. ...Read more

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Need reliable info on taking evening primrose oil and omega 3 fish oil together to combat moderate chin acne?

Need reliable info on taking evening primrose oil and omega 3 fish oil together to combat moderate chin acne?

No reliable evidence: I don't believe there is concrete evidence! It is easier to prevent acne than treating severe acne because severe/cystic acne will cause scars which are permanent. Inflammatory acne are often treated with topical benzoy/antibiotic combo or oral antibiotics. blackheads acne probably better treated with some retinoid derivatives..It is best to consult doc for individualized treatment... Good luck ...Read more

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What works for cystic/nodular/hormonal chin jawline acne?

What works for cystic/nodular/hormonal chin jawline acne?

See dermatologist: There is a wide range of treatments. If it is that severe, oral antibiotic or Accutane might be indicated in addition to topical medications. Sounds like a dermatology consult might me in order. ...Read more

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I always break out on my chin with acne after going down on my girlfriend. And i know it is not herpes or canker sores. Why might this be?

I always break out on my chin with acne after going down on my girlfriend. And i know it is not herpes or canker sores. Why might this be?

Bacteria: Bacteria from the vagina may be disrupting the normal skin bacteria on your face. Consider cleaning your face shortly after these encounters. ...Read more

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Tiny pimples on my nose and chin. Not acne but can I still use my acne treatment on this?

Tiny pimples on my nose and chin. Not acne but can I still use my acne treatment on this?

Sure it is acne?: While these little bumps maybe acne lesions possible that you also have tiny cysts that are called millium. Ask your doctor what they are. ...Read more

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I am a 45 year old female that is experiencing severe cystic acne on my chin with acne on my forehead. Labs show low testosterone with normal estrogen and progesterone. Will testosterone help or cause more acne.

I am a 45 year old female that is experiencing severe cystic acne on my chin with acne on my forehead. Labs show low testosterone with normal estrogen and progesterone. Will testosterone help or cause more acne.

Typically : Typically testosterone is going to increase not decrease your acne problems. This is why young male teenagers become acne prone during early teen years with puberty. I would suggest meeting with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for a full evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Small red dots on whole face,pains when pressed.chin filled with acne/pimples,pains a lot.please help?

Small red dots on whole face,pains when pressed.chin filled with acne/pimples,pains a lot.please help?

Acne : Getting infected that is why you are feeling pain . You need to see your doctor for antibiotic prescriptions and some anti-acne creams and wash . Do not squeeze your pimples to avoid infection to the brain or mortality. ...Read more

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These dry spots on my chin look like acne but iches like a rash? And its been there since dec. Not getting better or any worse.Could it b somethin els

These dry spots on my chin look like acne but iches like a rash? And its been there since dec. Not getting better or any worse.Could it b somethin els

May not be acne: Dry spots are usually not acne. A young person with dry spots can try some over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream for a week, and then see his primary care doctor if the spots are not going away or gone. An older person has more chance of skin cancer, so should be sure to see a dermatologist if spots don't go away easily with Hydrocortisone for a week. ...Read more

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