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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 is an atypical treatment for acne cysts/lesions?

What is an atypical treatment for acne cysts/lesions?

"Atypical"?: There are treatments that work, and treatments that don't. For cystic acne, especially if you're not a female who might be cleared with spironolactone or the birth control pill, Isotretinoin is by far your best option if you're willing to brave it. ...Read more

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I have lots of acne cyst in my poor head and face. I already took antibiotic and cream but is not gone what the best treatment of acne? Pls help

I have lots of acne cyst in my poor head and face.  I already took antibiotic and cream but is not gone what the best treatment of acne? Pls help

Isotretinoin: Better late than never. Cystic acne won't be cleared by antibiotics. It's not for the faint-hearted but it's probably what you need. The internet is full of scare stories but the fast majority of folks with cystic acne are glad after they've done it. ...Read more

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Cystic modular acne doxy treatment line?

Cystic modular acne doxy treatment line?

Helpful for acne.: Doxycycline is an antibiotic that is commonly prescribed for cystic or nodular acne. It is typically prescribed when topical medications are ineffective. It would be best to see your local dermatologist or plastic surgeon specializing in skin care to develop a comprehensive approach to your acne. ...Read more

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Is there any good OTC treatment for cystic acne?

Is there any good OTC treatment for cystic acne?

No: Anything short of Isotretinoin for cystic acne will probably disappoint you. If you are an adult responsible for the health of a teen with cystic acne, and you are denying him/her access to evidence-based treatment for a chronic disease that is a grave personal and professional liability, you are making a terrible mistake. Please get junior treated effectively. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is the required treatment for cystic acne for a 27 year old male?

What is the required treatment for cystic acne for a 27 year old male?

Cystic acne: You should be taking antibiotics with your fetinoid. If that fails see your dermatologist for the use of isotretinoid. ...Read more

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I have mild acne (follicular) not cystic how long (on average) will my accutaine treatment last most likely ? (10mg 2 months then up to 20mg) :)

Do not use it: First of all, I have strong reservations about using Accutane to treat mild acne. Mild cases usually resolve with topical therapies, imo, the toxicity risk associated with Accutane doe not justify its use in mild disease. ...Read more

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I completed 3 month course of Isotretinoin.it's been 2 month since I ended the course and now 2 cystic acne appeared again,should I restart treatment?

I completed 3 month course of Isotretinoin.it's been 2 month since I ended the course and now 2 cystic acne appeared again,should I restart treatment?

Continue meds: You may have an increase in acne in the first few months after starting retinoids. Need to continue using for another 2 mos and then re-evaluate. You should be using this with a doctors oversight and need regular labs drawn to make sure your liver is tolerating it as well. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...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