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Oily back n acne since puberty but now when i scratch my back, my nails would easily build up something brown, what is that?I know Its not blood n pus

Oily back n acne since puberty but now when i scratch my back, my nails would easily build up something brown, what is that?I know Its not blood n pus

Please don't scratch: First, try as much as possible not to scratch, as it can lead to more skin irritation and scarring. Keep your nails short and use your acne care products as well as moisturizing your skin to prevent it from drying and itching. The brown material you are scratching off is likely sebum mixed with skin cells or scabs from healing acne lesions. ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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What can i use to get rid of adult ..i never went through the acne outbreaks during puberty..

What can i use to get rid of adult ..i never went through the acne outbreaks during puberty..

Acne treatment: First steps in control of acne begins with a facial cleanser and bezoyl peroxide. I would try this religiously for at least six weeks and then further treatments can be added gradually to gain control of acne. Best of luck ...Read more

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Acne ever since puberty start on face, chin, forehead, back, now on other areas ; low metabolism/weight gain; oily skin ; dandruff ; help?!? thank u!!

Acne ever since puberty start on face, chin, forehead, back, now on other areas ; low metabolism/weight gain; oily skin ; dandruff ; help?!? thank u!!

Blood work: Have you had any blood work to check your thyroid function or hormonal levels. Have a checkup with your physician and request blood work if not already done to check your sugar level, thyroid function and hormone levels such as progesterone and DHEAS. ...Read more

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When will hormonal acne stop? Right after puberty is over?

When will hormonal acne stop? Right after puberty is over?

Probably, but see MD: Normally it decreases pretty soon after puberty, but can continue well into age 20 and above. In the modern era, no teen should put up with untreated acne, especially if there are more or less continuous lesions or if there are any pits or scarring as a result. Easy treatment, such as a daily antibiotic pill, usally is effective. Don't wait for end of puberty -- discuss with your doctor now. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to outgrow puberty acne?

Please tell me how long it takes for to outgrow puberty acne?

Usually: Gets better as puberty resolves, but some people have acne problems for life. See a good dermatologist. ...Read more

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Need some advice for acne-prone face going through puberty and the use of cetaphil products?

Need some advice for acne-prone face going through puberty and the use of cetaphil products?

Acne : You should see a dermatologist, a skin doctor. A dermatologist can give you expert advice on the best treatment, including prescriptions for the treatment of acne. Short of that, you can try otc benzoyl peroxide products. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to address puberty-onset acne?

What are the best ways to address puberty-onset acne?

None are great: The best you can do with over the counter products is a cleanser with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than cleansers to fix acne. Combination treatments including bcp, antibiotics, diet, etc may all be required. Severe cases need more. Be patient! ...Read more

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Does all this acne mean I am still going through puberty?

Does all this acne mean I am still going through puberty?

No: Acne is a problem caused by increased sebum production, bacterial infection, inflammation or accumulation of dead cells at the follicle. Puberty increases sebum production, and that is why acne is seen in puberty but adults can have acne for other reasons. Puberty usually is complete around 14 years in females and around 16 years in boys, although there are late bloomers. ...Read more

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Could there be a certain phase in puberty that gives you lots of acne?

Could there be a certain phase in puberty that gives you lots of acne?

The: Entire duration of puberty is characterized the increases in sex hormones which predispose to acne. It's part of maturation. Sorry. ...Read more

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I just turned 28 and i feel like im going through puberty still. More acne than i had when i was a teenager. When will this go away? To help it?

I just turned 28 and i feel like im going through puberty still. More acne than i had when i was a teenager. When will this go away? To help it?

Rosacea: It may be rosacea, sometimes called adult acne. It occurs generally in people with more vascularized skin, appear to blush frequently, have episodic acne eruptions, etc. It is a chronic condition. See a dermatologist for a diagnosis. There may be other possible explanations, like pco, polycystic ovary disease. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a male to still be in puberty at 21? That's what my dermatologist believes is causing my acne.

Is it normal for a male to still be in puberty at 21? That's what my dermatologist believes is causing my acne.

Yes: Since males enter puberty later than females, it is still possible. Plus you can produce lots of testosterone at your age, even after completing puberty. ...Read more

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I ve been having a terrible acne on my face for four months now and I never had it before, not even during puberty?

I ve been having a terrible acne on my face for four months now and I never had it before, not even during puberty?

Exam - lab work: Sometimes this indicates a hormonal change that results in an imbalance - too much testosterone. The reason for it might be found in exam and blood work. Changed diet and activity levels could play a role - even make-up or bathing product changes. But I'll recommend an exam. I hope it clears up easily. Best! ...Read more

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I'm a 17 year old boy. When will my acne breakouts stop and my moods swings stop? How do I know where I am for puberty is there a quiz or something?

I'm a 17 year old boy. When will my acne breakouts stop and my moods swings stop? How do I know where I am for puberty is there a quiz or something?

Be an adult now: You acne will subside when you start managing it scientifically, like an adult. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, pick up the phone and call your personal physician. You've survived most of adolescence and have earned the right -- and the responsibility for self-care that's been denied you to now. Mood swings will continue; they're part of life, just manage your behavior ...Read more

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Random size pimples on face during puberty at 15, which left acne marks, which started to disappear gradually.Will my skin heal to original complexion?

Random size pimples on face during puberty at 15, which left acne marks, which started to disappear gradually.Will my skin heal to original complexion?

It can: A diet rich in antioxidants from fresh fruits and veggies can help with the healing process. Avoiding processed foods also helps. I have had good results with a chinese opical cream called schmoove too. (www.Franzcenter.Com). It helps improve many skin conditions. ...Read more

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Acne issue since the beginning of puberty . The last few days it has gotten worse , my period is late . Instead get some white mucus . Is it normal?

Consider the pill. : It helps acne if u r in fact not pregnant, check a upt but the ovary produces testosterone which contributes to acne. The birth control pill can regulate this ANS the menses. You may have vaginitis but check a upt if applicable, if not then the pill would likely still be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more