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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)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...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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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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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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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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How I can cure my acnes face?

How I can cure my acnes face?

Lots of choices: It depends on what type of acne you have. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. More than one treatment is often needed depending on your skin. Your doctor will need to look at your skin to help you choose the right medication. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of acnes and face break outs.?

What can I do to take care of acnes and face break outs.?

Good resource: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/teen-acne-13/10-tips-for-preventing-pimples.

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How do i use goldenseal for my acnes?

How do i use goldenseal for my acnes?

Not proven: Goldenseal is a herb found from the northeast to Arkansas. It contains berberine which has been used in several medical conditions without proof. Most of the constituents in Goldenseal are poorly absorbed and amounts off berberine are variable. There are much better treatments for acne available so check with a dermatologist ...Read more

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Hello! I have too much acnes on my back. What can I do for them? What am i suposed to use for treating them? Please help me. Thank you!

Hello! I have too much acnes on my back. What can I do for them? What am i suposed to use for treating them? Please help me. Thank you!

Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that lead to acne - oil production, clogged pores, and bacteria. You may also try to wear lose fitting clothing particularly during activities with high perspiration. ...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