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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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I have oily face and dark spot because of acne, how to solve it?

I have oily face and dark spot because of acne, how to solve it?

See below: You can have blue light led laser treatments which are very effective. Retin-a will help you as well. Pay a visit to a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please recommend acne or oily face treatments?

Please recommend acne or oily face treatments?

Start simple: A salicylic acid wash may be all you need, or topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If this doesn't clear you in two weeks, your personal physician can add something that will. Acne can't be cured until it remits on its own, but is manageable if you work at it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about acne or oily face treatments?

Can you tell me about acne or oily face treatments?

Start with these: Topical benzoyl peroxide, a retinoic acid derivative, and/or salicylic acid are the first treatments to try. You can probably get these without a prescription. If you have acne while using one or more of these after 2 weeks, get with your physician ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can I do to help get rid of acne and an oily face?

I'm curious as to what can I do to help get rid of acne and an oily face?

Start easy: Topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day is your best friend. If you're not clear in two weeks, your personal physician can add something that's right for you. Don't get discouraged, you can manage it until it eventually self-cures. ...Read more

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Very oily face, min.acne. Used BPO wash up to 10%, 2 times/day for 8 weeks and my face is still oily. Salicylic acid or other wash help oily face?

Very oily face, min.acne. Used BPO wash up to 10%, 2 times/day for 8 weeks and my face is still oily. Salicylic acid or other wash help oily face?

Try this: Retinoic acid instead of or in addition to. It's more likely to cause de-differentiation of your sebaceous glands. If you want to be rid of the acne, or if it's on your trunk as well, ask your physician whether a short course of oral medication occasionally might help -- tetracycline's one option, and you stay on the topical stuff. Truth is, "oily skin" isn't by itself a problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Sir I have oily face. It becomes oily after every 1 or 2 hrs of washing my face. Wht would I do to prevent mild acne as i also use benzoylperoxide c.

Sir I have oily face. It becomes oily after every 1 or 2 hrs of washing my face. Wht would I do to prevent mild acne as i also use benzoylperoxide c.

Different options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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What can be done about an oily face and acne scars?

What can be done about an oily face and acne scars?

Derm consult: Active acne should be managed under the care of an md, seek a consult first to discuss the multitude of options and minimize scarring from the getgo. ...Read more

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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