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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. 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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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

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


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