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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Can ponds face wash clear acne/pimples?

Can ponds face wash clear acne/pimples?

Maybe: Face washes can help clear acne pimples if they have ingredients such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, etc., but they can also dry out your skin. I am not familiar with the ingredients of ponds, but i know it used to be used as a cold cream to remove makeup. This would probably be too heavy for skin with acne and would not clear pimples. ...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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How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

Acne Scars: There are different treatments for acne scars depending on severity and cost considerations. Treatments include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision. The treatment program and costs vary with the extent of the scarring and number of treatments required. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to check out your options. ...Read more

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Could body acne be treated differently from face acne?

Could body acne be treated differently from face acne?

Hit it HARD: Acne on the trunk won't respond well just to topical agents though they may be useful. You'll probably end up on a systemic antibiotic for a while &/or be offered tretinoin. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related disease and a serious personal and professional liability that requires 21st century medicine. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the acne wash, toner, and moisturizer for acne prone super oily skin?

What's the acne wash, toner, and moisturizer for acne prone super oily skin?

Skin Clear Wash: I recommend the skin clear wash from cosmo grade professional skincare. Specifically formulated for acne-prone skin, this foaming cleanser utilizes salicylic acid and tea tree to thoroughly wash away oils and dirt, unclog pores, treat existing blemishes and prevent future breakouts - improving the appearance of problematic skin. ...Read more

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Is there a face lotion that heals acne and acne scars?

Is there a face lotion that heals acne and acne scars?

No: If you've had acne scarring and still have acne, you need to get with your personal physician. Use topical benzoyl peroxide until then. Nothing will touch acne scars short of a physician's intervention with a laser, microsurgery or filler. I'm sorry your acne was neglected, but several hollywood stars have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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Will honey face masks really cure acne and scarring?

Will honey face masks really cure acne and scarring?

Of course not: This is a cruel internet prank. I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Don't continue this. All acne can be managed until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. ...Read more

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Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

No: This is a cruel internet hoax. Acne severe enough to cause scarring needs to be seen, and should have been managed, by your personal physician. Make the phone call now. ...Read more

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My face have lot of acne spot,how to remove acne spot in my face and stop acne?

My face have lot of acne spot,how to remove acne spot in my face and stop acne?

Not curable: You must manage your acne until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add some prescription-strength Rx. Since you say you have it only on your face, it's likely that adding a topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin will be sufficient, but if you need something strong, go for it. ...Read more

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How to remove face scars due to acne and body scars?

How to remove face scars due to acne and body scars?

High-tech: I'm sorry your acne was neglected. There's nothing you can do on your own. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use a laser, microsurgery or a filler. ...Read more

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Does washing your face help acne?

Does washing your face help acne?

No: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter body wash for oily skin and body acne?

What I Recommend: Neutrogena body clear body wash twice daily. After wash, alternate neutrogena body clear body spray with a 10% Alpha hydroxy acid moisturizer (acne.Org has a good one). Good hygiene is also important, so make sure you shower and change clothes right away after a work-out. The degree of body acne can vary, if its irritated or severe you may need to see a doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

Acne: The benzoyl peroxide will help but you will likely need Clindamycin to use as well they have a prescription combination that works very well. If it is really a severe case you may need retin a (tretinoin). See your family doctor and they will refer you to a dermatologist if you need the extra help. Good luck. Make sure you clean the skin really well before you use the acne cream. Hang in there. ...Read more

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Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

Yes: Whiteheads and blackheads are one type of acne called comedones. They are caused by oil and dead skin cells which leave a plug below the skin. These are best treated with comedolytics (medications that open up the pores), such as retina, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acids. Other types of acne include inflammatory acne (red pimples) and cystic acne-- these respond best to oral medications. ...Read more

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Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Acne, and acne scars, is there a homemade solution to getting rid of acne and acne scars?

Time, time & more : Time is your best friend. Avoiding sun exposure and cigarette smoking are great. Onion bulb extract ( allium cepa) may help as well as honey for some active infections but these later two are controversial. ...Read more

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Tried and true acne facial cleanser for oily skin?

Tried and true acne facial cleanser for oily skin?

Pangea Organics: Australian wild plum & willow cleanser is organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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After getting treated for the acne on my face, i have noticed that there are tiny holes around my chicks what can be done for clearing them and also the expense for the whole process?

After getting treated for the acne on my face, i have noticed that there are tiny holes around my chicks what can be done for clearing them and also the expense for the whole process?

Acne scars: You will have to consult a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for evaluation and advice. Dermabrasion may be an option,but these specialists can provide the answer to your questions better. ...Read more

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Very red inflamed skin w endless acne cysts for 15 yrs. Sometimes 20+ cysts in face at once.finally clearing. Could this be from bigger health issues?

Very red inflamed skin w endless acne cysts for 15 yrs. Sometimes 20+ cysts in face at once.finally clearing. Could this be from bigger health issues?

See a dermatologist: Your acne is hormonal. Do you have normal menstrual cycles? Birth control? Some birth control makes acne better, some make it worse. Spironolactone at 100mg a day is probably where you should be. If not responding after a few months, isotretinoin orally for 20 weeks will rescue you. No acne pills should be used if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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How long does it take for birth control to start clearing acne? It's been 4 months and no change in my face. I take Mono-Linyah.

How long does it take for birth control to start clearing acne? It's been 4 months and no change in my face. I take Mono-Linyah.

Acne: have your primary doctor give you some strong benzoyl peroxide. Or use the 10% over the counter products. Wash your face with this. You also need to use clindamycin wipes or cream to the area. You should have seen some changes in four months and you can't rely on the hormonal therapy to control the process. You can always try proactiv. This works is many folks. ...Read more

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I am a 26 year old black female, with slightly dark skin tone. I have been suffering from adult acne from around 22 years to 24 years. I have not suffered from a lot of breakouts in the past year. I need help clearing the scars on my face.

I am a 26 year old black female, with slightly dark skin tone. I have been suffering from adult acne from around 22 years to 24 years. I have not suffered from a lot of breakouts in the past year. I need help clearing the scars on my face.

See dermatologist: for salisylic acid cream application to exfoliate the face layer of skin over 2-3 months , can be irritating so go lightly , otc things lie benzoyl peroxide gel[for oily skin] and cream for dry skin can do it too , small pea sized amount over acne scars daily then wash well with soap/water prior with washcloth to scrub off top layer of skin and oils, can feel like sunburn because it works ...Read more

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Please describe a good product for face and body acne?

Please describe a good product for face and body acne?

Proactive: Proactive is a good line of products though not real cheap. Clean up your diet, increase water, clean up gut , add probiotics. ...Read more

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Could body acne be treated differently from face acne?

Hit it HARD: Acne on the trunk won't respond well just to topical agents though they may be useful. You'll probably end up on a systemic antibiotic for a while &/or be offered tretinoin. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related disease and a serious personal and professional liability that requires 21st century medicine. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I get acne anywhere else on my body besides my face?

Yes, Neck and Back: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne permanently on face and body?

Serious Rx: Acne on the trunk will require systemic therapy. If something like tetracycline 500 2x/day fails, move to accutane. You can't cure it, but you can keep it at bay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could antibacterial body wash be causing more acne on the face?

Could antibacterial body wash be causing more acne on the face?

Probably not: You may be having a sensitivity reaction to the medication. It should clear if stopped. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm currently taking 600 mg lithium/day and have been having trouble with acne on face and body. ?

Hello, I'm currently taking 600 mg lithium/day and have been having trouble with acne on face and body.  ?

Known Side Effect: Acne and rashes are a known side effect of lithium, although they are not common. Such side effects may go away in time or may respond to standard acne treatment. Best. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way or medication method to successfully treat acne on body and face? Without drying out skin?

What is the easiest way or medication method to successfully treat acne on body and face? Without drying out skin?

Serious Rx: If you have acne on your trunk, you're going to need both topical and systemic therapy. You're already on topical benzoyl peroxide and a macrolide. Evidently it is not working. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that needs to be managed even if you have to deal with dry skin. Options for you now include spironolactone, the oral contraceptive pill, and isotretinoin. ...Read more

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My acne is horrible face and back is where i get it the most. How can I clear it up. And is acne related to medical issues with in the body?

My acne is horrible face and back is where i get it the most. How can I clear it up. And is acne related to medical issues with in the body?

Acne: Acne may be related to pcos. I would see a dermatologist for treatment. If he feels that your acne is endocrine related he might get blood work or send you to a gynecological endocrinologist for a further workup. ...Read more

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Please help I've suffered with very bad acne since i was 14 yaas old and I am now in my late 40s it has spread to every part of my body my face is badl?

Please help I've suffered with very bad acne since i was 14 yaas old and I am now in my late 40s it has spread to every part of my body my face is badl?

Acne: Looks like you have severe acne there are options which includes long-term antibiotics and isotretinoin. Seek help from a dermatologist who is licensed to prescribe Isotretinoin .Not all dermatologists are licensed. ...Read more

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Could eating more fruits help with face and body acne?

No: Please forgive my frankness. Acne is a serious, chronic disease that must be managed scientifically until it self-cures. Acne on the trunk usually requires a combination of topical (maybe benzoyl peroxide) and a prescription systemic agent (maybe tetracycline). Whether the question is about you or a teen under your care, you have a duty to get treated scientifically. ...Read more

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How can I treat acne on face and body. I have dandruff problem.

Exfoliate: Best thing for acne and dandruff is exfoliation with a facial scrub to remove dead skin and extra oil. ...Read more

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I'm getting a lot of acne everywhere in my body.More in my face...I never had this going on.What can I use or do.?

A lot of acne: Based on your question, otc preparations probably won't be enough to clear your acne. You can start with a benzoyl peroxide wash in the shower and use a benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid cream or gel once or twice a day. If that doesn't work, it's time to see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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how to get rid of acne around my face and body?

how to get rid of acne around my face and body?

Can be: If you are overweight (BMI over 30), snore loudly, wake up tired, fall asleep easily during the day, have reflux or morning headaches then you could have sleep apnea. Unless you are obese it is less common in your age group - risk is increased after the age of 50 ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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


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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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