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I feel like bacteria is causing acne on face and chin what should I take?

I feel like bacteria is causing acne on face and chin what should I take?

Tetracycline: Your question sounds like you'd rather take oral meds than apply topicals like benzoyl peroxide ( which is economical and somewhat effective). Oral tetracyclines are first line therapy for facial inflammatory acne. ...Read more

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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 there a medication that works to remove bacteria from the body would it help to kill acne from the inside?

Is there a medication that works to remove bacteria from the body would it help to kill acne from the inside?

No: Most of your bacteria are your friends and in any case you won't get rid of them. The bacteria that cause acne reach the follicles from the surface in any case, and a hypothetical total-bacterial-killer would reach them last. Thankfully, this fact about the microbiology makes high-dose topical antibiotic treatment so helpful in acne. ...Read more

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Is there a specific type of bacteria that floats in the air that can cause acne?

Is there a specific type of bacteria that floats in the air that can cause acne?

Yes: Propionobacterium acnes is a ubiquitous microbe that's all over the place. It might as well 'float in the air', since you can't manage acne by trying to avoid it. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not find anything fun, all I can think about is bacteria and getting acne!!! help this is urgent!!?

What to do if I do not find anything fun, all I can think about is bacteria and getting acne!!! help this is urgent!!?

Get seen now: Phone your physician. Your brain is playing a brutal trick on you, and it's very much to your credit that you realize this. It's actually fairly common and can be treated. Make an appointment with your physician and he/she will tell you what's next. You'll be given tools to help you with living that will make you far happier and more effective than ever before. ...Read more

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Is there a test to determine which bacteria are causing my acne and point to a bacteria specific antibiotic?

Is there a test to determine which bacteria are causing my acne and point to a bacteria specific antibiotic?

Yes: This is not necessary though. Dermatologist are usually successful in treating this condition. The list of medication you are taking currently seem appropriate but there are certain triggers such as diet, certain medications and hormonal changes in females, which you are not, that may need to be addressed ...Read more

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What are the causes of acne (for those that are hard to remove n will go out from the same place again n again)? Bacteria or hormone or anything else?

What are the causes of acne (for those that are hard to remove n will go out from the same place again n again)? Bacteria or hormone or anything else?

Both: Acne arises from hormonal changes especially in youth and bacteria that are very common and cannot be eradicated permanently. A woman who can take and wants the oral contraceptive pill may find it makes acne remit; otherwise, if there are not a great number of blackheads, benzoyl peroxide (no rx needed) with or without topical Clindamycin (prescription) is a good start. ...Read more

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Since bacteria cause acne, can facial soap with triclosan effectively prevent acne? Is triclosan safe for facial use?

Since bacteria cause acne, can facial soap with triclosan effectively prevent acne?  Is triclosan safe for facial use?

There's a lot of: controversy over trioclosan, It can be quite drying and is not my preferred treatment for acne ...Read more

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Could homeopathy help to cure acne and little holes caused by acne if the acne was caused by both causes hormonal and bacteria?

Could homeopathy help to cure acne and little holes caused by acne if the acne was caused by both causes hormonal and bacteria?

Yes acne, ? scars: Homeopathy can work remarkably well for curing acne. As for the "little holes, " that is scar tissue; depending on the type of scarring homeopathy might help but may not help all acne scars; but it's worth a try. There are many other options as well: http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/clearing-embarrassing-acne-scars. ...Read more

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I am being treated for rocky mountain spotted fever. Now I have horrible acne...Is this from the bacteria? I have never had acne in my life.

I am being treated for rocky mountain spotted fever.  Now I have horrible acne...Is this from the bacteria? I have never had acne in my life.

Any other meds?: Usually rmsf is treated with antibiotics like Doxycycline which is actually helpful for acne. If there was any corticosteroid like Prednisone added to the treatment, that may cause acne breakouts. Usually those are monomorphous red pustules on face, chest & back. They will either subside by themselves after finishing steroids or will just need a topical antibiotic lotion. Please see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am suffering from the acne the doctors said it's bacteria in my stomach , I am getting sick of the acne i'm even I use medicine they gone &then come?

I am suffering from the acne the doctors said it's bacteria in my stomach , I am getting sick of the acne i'm even I use medicine they gone &then come?

Acne: Acne is not caused by bacteria in stomach. The bacteria lives in sweat gland of skin. The skin, oil gland & bacteria cause acne. You have to be patient and persistent in treatment, and sometimes continue treatment while acne are gone. It is called maintenance therapy. See your doctor regularly. Thank you. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...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