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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Is sulfur soap good for acne?

Is sulfur soap good for acne?

Sulfur and Acne: I've treated acne for years and have never recommended sulfur, but apparently, sulfur has been used for a long time for the treatment of mild skin conditions including acne. It supposedly works by as a mild peeling agent. There are other more mainstream peeling agents available. You may want to visit your local dermatologist/facial/plastic surgeon/esthetician. Good luck- let me know if you try it! ...Read more

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What can aid acne-prone skin?

What can aid acne-prone skin?

Get Rx that works: If over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide works well, you're fortunate. Otherwise, i start folks on topical clindamycin, perhaps with a retinoic acid derivative if there are numerous blackheads or benzoyl peroxide if not. Female patients may clear up if they can and want the oral contraceptive pill. For tougher cases systemic antibiotic as appropriate &/or dermatologist visit. ...Read more

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Will acne soap face washing help?

Will acne soap face washing help?

Acne Treatment: Acne face soap is the least effective way to control acne. ...Read more

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Any effective soap for back acne?

Any effective soap for back acne?

Oxy 5: Benzoyl peroxide wah will help for pustular back acne. Resistant cases may require prescription creams and possible oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Could sulphur soap make acne worse?

Could sulphur soap make acne worse?

Yes: It's a poor choice for acne control. Try salicylic acid as a wash, topical benzoyl peroxide, and/or a retinoic acid derivative. If you use these as you can tolerate and they don't clear you, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Please suggest any best soap used for acne marks?

Please suggest any best soap used for acne marks?

We do not endorse: specific brands on Healthtap. See a dermatologist for your acne marks. ...Read more

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What would be a great facial soap for acne prone skin?

What would be a great facial soap for acne prone skin?

Hypoallergenic: Basis soap, ivory snow, and neutrogena are all okay. Soap plays only a very minor role in controlling acne, which is a difficult, chronic disease that has little to do with cleanliness. ...Read more

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What type of soap do I need to use for my skin if acne? Sulfur?

What type of soap do I need to use for my skin if acne? Sulfur?

ACNE: Your dermatologist can give a special soap if needed. You can use any antibacterial soap ...Read more

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