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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, antibiotics, hormones, etc.

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What is the definition or description of: acne surgery?

What is the definition or description of: acne surgery?

Acne Surgery: A procedure performed which has the goal of minimizing scarring due to acne. Often this surgery involves excising a small acne pitted scar and suturing the skin edges closed. ...Read more

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How does acne affect most women?

How does acne affect most women?

Highly variable: Acne affects about 80% of the population. Women can get acne at any age. It can appear as papules (red bumps), pustules (red bump with pus coming to a head), comedones (whiteheads and blackheads), or cystic nodules (deep tender lumps underneath the skin). It can appear anywhere on the body including face, scalp, neck, chest, shoulders, back. It can be mild, moderate, severe. ...Read more

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Acne (Tip)

Acne

Sun exposure first seems to dry pimples but eventually leads to more oil production and more acne. ...See more

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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Use a gentle cleanser designed for acne-prone skin
1 Min, Daily for 2 Years
Use over-the-counter or prescription acne drugs as the doctor advises
Daily
See the doctor to adjust medications and other treatments
3x year
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What are the symptoms of baby acne?

What are the symptoms of baby acne?

None: The acne doesn't bother the baby at all, and causes no symptoms. Acne in babies looks like acne in teenagers, with little bumps and blackheads. ...Read more

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Acne (Tip)

Acne

To prevent acne scars, prevent acne! treat asap, avoid inflammation, don't squeeze or pop pimples. ...See more

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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Wash face with a hydroxy acid cleanser
2x day
Apply OTC benzoyl peroxide in the morning
Daily
Consider a topical retinol at bedtime
Once
Consider taking vitamins
once
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I have acne sign on my face .How can I get ride ?

Topical vs. oral: There are hosts of different meds used in acne treatment - oral antibiotics by far are most commonly used. Topical antibiotic and non-antibiotic preps. Have it discussed with your doctor. Also, make sure to minimize or better off to eliminate make up and tampering with your lesions. Don't get frustrated, it may take a while and hard to get rid of them. Time is an important factor as well. ...Read more

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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

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