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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Overview)

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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
1,938 doctors shared insights

Acne (Overview)

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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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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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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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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Saw ob yest he did vaginal exam-didnt discuss acne cysts-seeing here a doctor says i may have cancer of the adrenal cortex. Still a possible diagnose?

Saw ob yest he did vaginal exam-didnt discuss acne cysts-seeing here a doctor says i may have cancer of the adrenal cortex. Still a possible diagnose?

See an Endocrinologi: It is not difficult to make a diagnosis of adrenal cancer if you have sign and symptoms of this condition. All it takes is a ct scan of the abdomen which can/should be done if there is definite suspicion based on steroid excess(cushing;s syndrome like features). But you should first go see an internist or an endocrinologist to help you address this issue. ...Read more

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How I can cure my acnes face?

How I can cure my acnes face?

Quite a few options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...Read more

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Is there a specific test for acne?

Is there a specific test for acne?

Not really: Seek consultation with dermatologist for evaluation and design of a proper skin care program which suits your particular skin. There are many products on the market, not all of which are effective. Faithful skin cleansing with antibacterial soaps and acidification products are strongly recommended. ...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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