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Could rosacea treatment cure redness from acne?

Could rosacea treatment cure redness from acne?

Maybe: Most of the treatments for rosacea are for the pimples that occur with it. They usually don't help the redness. There is a new drug, Mirvaso, that constricts blood vessels and helps the redness of rosacea. Although not approved for acne, it might help the redness there also. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Could benzyl benzoate is for acne treatment ?

Could benzyl benzoate is for acne treatment ?

Better choices: This is great for scabies, but you may be confusing it with benzoyl peroxide, your best over-the-counter option for acne. It's not fun, but it's a good start. ...Read more

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Diagnosis and treatment of acne rosacea?

Diagnosis and treatment of acne rosacea?

Various: See a dermatologist. Best treatment to be determined by exam. Response to treatment and tolerance of treatment are then evaluated, with adjustment if needed. Begin with precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi, can a laser treatment cause melasma?Hi, can a laser treatment CAUSE melasma?

Hi, can a laser treatment cause melasma?Hi, can a laser treatment CAUSE melasma?

Melasma: Melasma is usually caused by hormonal changes causing darkening of the skin. Laser therapy is often used to treat melasma. Initially after laser treatment the skin will get darker until it sloughs and heals. ...Read more

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What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

Derm consult: If you have cystic acne, you deserve 21st century treatment beyond what even your family doc can provide. A dermatologist will probably place you on one of the vitamin a derivatives; they are unpleasant and somewhat dangerous, you'll need to listen to the instructions carefully, and they work. Life is rough enough without cystic acne. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Could laser treatment work for acne?

Could laser treatment work for acne?

Scars: Lasers are best for certain types of deep scar after acne has healed. If your disease is active, it's better managed using medication. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Does accutane acne treatment cause a lot of side effect?

Does accutane acne treatment cause a lot of side effect?

Yes: and you can easily find them online or on the package insert. Always do that homework before starting any new drug please. ...Read more

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Will rosacea cause acne?

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Will rosacea cause acne?

No: Rosacea and acne are different disorders. Acne is a follicular disease characterized by increase oil gland production, colonization of p.Acnes bacteria, resulting in pustules and white or black heads. Rosacea is not follicle based, and is associated with increased demodex (mite) colonization, triggered by sun, heat, alcohol, caffiene, etc... One can have both conditions at the same time. ...Read more

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How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

Scientific Rx: If you are male and still have acne while on benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, your physician may try a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. Or if this is deep / cystic / severe acne, it may be time to consider accutane. For the scars, a dermatologist can abrade, fill, operate and/or laser; your choice, but note the hollywood stars who keep their scars for character. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which acne laser treatment is most effective?

Which acne laser treatment is most effective?

Laser: There are several lasers for this purpose. We use the erbuim laser for this and we like the results. ...Read more

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What can cure acne?

What can cure acne?

"Manage" not "Cure": Acne is something which, if treated properly, can ben managed to minimize its impact. Most people grow out of the problem, rather than "get cured." start with a gentle cleanser (i.e. Neutrogena w/ salicylic acid) and an otc benzoyl peroxide product. Follow the instructions. If that doesn't work, check with your doctor or dermatologist to step up the treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acne rosacea?

What is the treatment for acne rosacea?

Identify triggers: First identify your triggers. Subsequent to this their are many options for treatment but you should seek evaluation by a dermatologist for diagnosis and subsequent treatment. ...Read more

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Can ketoconazole cause acne?

Can ketoconazole cause acne?

No: In fact it is a mild anti-androgen and is even used as an adjunct treatment. I'd look for another cause for your flare-up. ...Read more

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Does accutane acne treatment cause a lot of side effect?

Yes: and you can easily find them online or on the package insert. Always do that homework before starting any new drug please. ...Read more

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Could a acne scar treatment cause discoloration to my facial skin?

Yes: People should generally put sunscreen on any scar on the face with an spf of 30 or greater to reduce color changes in the scar for at least 6 months. ...Read more

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Im27yr.and still have acne spots on face what are the causes and what is the best treatment?best regard.

Im27yr.and still have acne spots on face what are the causes and what is the best treatment?best regard.

Pores Clog: Acne appears when a pore in your skin gets clogged. Normally dead cells rise to the surface, but sometimes sebum ( an oil that keeps skin from drying out) can cause the dead skin cells to stick together inside the pore becoming trapped. Sometimes bacteria that live on the skin get trapped in the pore. The pore becomes inflamed and a pimple. cyst or nodule results. Check on Prime for treatment! ...Read more

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What causes acne? I have an oily skin, and have acne or pimples.Whta are the causes, treatment ?

What causes acne?
I have an oily skin, and have acne or pimples.Whta are the causes, treatment ?

Many factors: There are several causes for acne: 1.The skin turns over slower, causing pores to plug up, 2. Increased bacteria on the skin . 3. Increased hormones 4. Heredity. I would get evaluated by a dermatologist to determine your best treatment options. It is not caused by dirt or foods in most cases. I would try an over the counter benzoyl peroxide, one i like is panoxyl 10% bar soap in the meantime. ...Read more

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Does tetracycline for the treatment of acne safe? Will it cause toxicity?

Does tetracycline for the treatment of acne safe? Will it cause toxicity?

Far safer options: You are right to be concerned. Antibiotics kill our friendly flora leading to overgrowth of yeast/unfriendly bacteria which has adverse consequences. I've successfully treated acne in many without ever prescribing antibiotics. Dietary changes, nutritional supplements, herbs, natural lotions & homeopathy are very effective. See http://bit.Ly/19zfc5s & http://bit.Ly/14dmebh & http://abt.Cm/18rwpeb. ...Read more

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I been diagnosed with hypothyroidism after 6 months of treatment with oratane 20mg (for acne ), did oratane caused hypothy. Full explanation plz?

I been diagnosed with hypothyroidism after 6 months of treatment with oratane 20mg (for acne ), did oratane caused hypothy. Full explanation plz?

Unlikely: Although Oratane has many listed side effects, I could not find any link between this med and thyroid disease. In your age group, autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimotos) is the most likely cause for developing hypothyroidism ...Read more

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Bc youre put on bcpills while on accutane. can stopping the pills after accutane treatment cause the acne to come back due to change in hormones?

Not the issue: The issue is the destructive nature of Accutane on a fetus. It is not prescribed because it helps the Accutane. It is known to produce birth defects if taken during pregnancy. That is why you are asked to avoid pregnancy. Anyone can have a flare of acne after coming off Accutane, or any other time, but it would not be directly related to the BCP. ...Read more

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What is the cause for a sudden onset of acne around the cheeks and jaw line? What can be done as a method of prevention and quick treatment?

What is the cause for a sudden onset of acne around the cheeks and jaw line? What can be done as a method of prevention and quick treatment?

Perioral acne: Many triggers for this including hormonal changes, stress and metal allergies. Keep your skin clean and dry. There are many good acne soaps available. Astringents can help with the oiliness. See your provider for more specific work up and assistance. ...Read more

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Is there a successful treatment for acne caused by trt therapy? I am a mid 30s male with horrible back acne caused by the testosterone therapy.

Is there a successful treatment for acne caused by trt therapy?  I am a mid 30s male with horrible back acne caused by the testosterone therapy.

Acne: There are many treatments for acne . I also wonder if your testosterone treatment is perhaps on the high side. Please make an appointment to be seen and discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the health risks when vit D is only 4.9ng in the body?can it cause joint swelling, acne outburst and weight gain? what's the treatment?

What are the health risks when vit D is only 4.9ng in the body?can it cause joint swelling, acne outburst and weight gain? what's the treatment?

Low Vit D: A level of 4 ng is very low. Would go for supplementation consider and discuss with MD 1000-2000 mg Vit D a day. See if your symptoms resolve. For the joint swelling would follow up this week with doctor /urgent care to assess if it is autoimmune or other pathology. ...Read more

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Can you have gen HSV1 and never test positive on HSV IGG blood tests?....even after 6 months? what if positive PCR swab?Can Herpes Zoster outbreak cause false positive PCR swab for HSV1? Can acne pad treatment on lesions cause PCR false positive?

Can you have gen HSV1 and never test positive on HSV IGG blood tests?....even after 6 months? what if positive PCR swab?Can Herpes Zoster outbreak cause false positive PCR swab for HSV1?  Can acne pad treatment on lesions cause PCR false positive?

Genital herpes HSV1: Up to 30% of people with HSV1 don't get positive blood tests, after 6 months or forever. If the swab test was positve, you have HSV1, no need for further blood tests. Herpes zoster does not interfere with HSV blood test or PCR. Acne pad makes no difference. The good news is that most people with genital herpes from HSV1 have few or no recurrences and don't transmit to partners. No big deal! ...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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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