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What is acne conglobata?

What is acne conglobata?

Sever form of acne : Severe form of acne that is more common in males. It typically causes comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, cysts, and multichanneled draining sinuses. Scarring and keloid formation are also common. Lesions usually occur on the face, neck, trunk and upper extremities. See a dermatologist in your area if you haven't already. ...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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What could cause acne conglobata?

What could cause acne conglobata?

Acne Conglobata: This is an extremely severe and deforming scar forming type of acne. It is thought to be genetic and related to hyperkeratosis state. There are extensive formation of nodulocystic Acne that lead to hypertrophic scarring. This is not a type of acne that can be treated with antibiotics or skin care. This is one of the rare indications for Accutane. Your dermatologist will need to monitor you closely ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could cause acne conglobata?

Can you tell me what could cause acne conglobata?

Nobody knows: This is a major mystery of dermatology. The key is that it can be managed, though you'll need a dermatologist. Isotretinoin is the mainstay of therapy. Individual lesions may be injected with glucocorticoids. Antibiotics and glucocorticoids may also be used systemically and there are other treatments. It should be possbile to manage you effectively until it remits, usually after many years. ...Read more

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I've got some acne conglobata on my arms and was wondering what can cause it?

I've got some acne conglobata on my arms and was wondering what can cause it?

Severe nodules,cysts: Severe acne form. Combination of anti-acne meds and if younger Accutane. tunnels between lesions makes it, and worsens it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some acne conglobata on my arms and was wondering what can cause it?

What to do if I have some acne conglobata on my arms and was wondering what can cause it?

Acne Conglobata: If you have in fact been diagnosed by an experienced dermatologist with Conglobata, you will need aggressive medical treatment such as Accutane but I doubt this rare type of disfiguring Acne can be isolated to just arms. Also, since you have not provided your real age or gender we can't provide you with relevant response and direct you to your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to cure acne?

How to cure acne?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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How to cure acne?

How to cure acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: This depends on the severity. You can start with over the counter benzoyl peroxide 2.5%, higher strengths are also available. If this is not helpful, you can move up to using benzoyl peroxide and another agent such as salicylic acid. Beyond these, you may want to see a doctor who specializes in the care of acne. There are many excellent prescription options available. ...Read more

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How to vanish acne?

How to vanish acne?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics like tetracycline can be used. If quite severe, a dermatologist may use Accutane. ...Read more

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How to remove acne?

How to remove acne?

Mild acne: Treatment for mild acne (whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples) may include: Gentle cleansing with warm water and a mild soap, such as Dove or Cetaphil. Applying benzoyl peroxide (such as Brevoxyl or Triaz). Applying salicylic acid (such as Propa pH or Stridex). If these treatments do not work, you may want to see your doctor. Your doctor can give you a prescription for stronger lotions or creams. ...Read more

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How to reduce acne?

How to reduce acne?

Start with...: Topical benzoyl peroxide. If this does not clear it, your physician can add topical Clindamycin or another antibiotic; if it's on your trunk, you'll probably need a systemic antibiotic as well, and if it's severe, dermatologists have stuff that's not pleasant and a bit risky but is certain to clear you up. This is the 21st century and you have a right to be acne-free. ...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