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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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What is the cause of acne in face, back and arms and what is the ure for it?

What is the cause of acne in face, back and arms and what is the ure for it?

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

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What's a good medicinal plant for acne face arms back. Oily skin, active, work in a kitchen?

What's a good medicinal plant for acne face arms back. Oily skin, active, work in a kitchen?

Try these herbals: Pure aloe vera gel, apple cider vinegar (mix 40 %organic apple cider vinegar with 60 % water and dip the coton swab in the mixture and apply it directly to your skin),

burdock root (make a tea with it and drink it) jojoba oil (natural moisturizer; neem (make a tea with it and drink it); tea tree oil applied topically.

Google more info online for herbal meds for acne.
Best wishes and god bless you. ...Read more

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Ihave acne in face, back since I was 15 I use doxycycline for 8 mon without progress>after one yr doc giv it to me again but other doc giv me recotaine?

Ihave acne in face, back since I was 15 I use doxycycline for 8 mon without progress>after one yr doc giv it to me again but other doc giv me recotaine?

Bigger guns: Acne on the back usually requires both a systemic antibiotic (minocycline may work better for some folks) and a topical such as Clindamycin plus either benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative. For deep cystic acne, the effective remedies can only be prescribed by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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24 years old. Normal hormones but have irregular cycles, cystic acne over face/back, hirtuism, cysts on ovaries, insomnia, depression? Cycles 40+ days

24 years old. Normal hormones but have irregular cycles, cystic acne over face/back, hirtuism, cysts on ovaries, insomnia, depression? Cycles 40+ days

Go back to doc...: These are serious symptoms. If hormone panels are normal, it only means your doctor may need to cast the net a little wider in terms of bloodwork including metabolic panels and possible testing for any underlying genetic issues. ...Read more

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I am suffering from acne over my face, back and shoulders?

I am suffering from acne over my face, back and shoulders?

Acne: Sometimes acne needs treatment with stronger medicines or a combination of therapies. Deeper blemishes, such as nodules and cysts, are more likely to leave scars. As a result, your doctor may give you oral antibiotics sooner to start the healing process. Topicals include benzoyl peroxide, retin a, (tretinoin) epiduo, ziana and others. ...Read more

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What do doctors prescribe for acne on face and back?

What do doctors prescribe for acne on face and back?

Acne: We cant give medical advice to a young minor. We don't know your age, gender, medical condition, skin type, extent of acne, type of acne, etc. Its not magic, its medicine. We can only provide a meaningful response when you provide meaningful information. See your dermatologist ...Read more

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Get rid of acne on face and back by having a pro pop them?

No!: Popping acne can lead to scarring so that is never recommended. I see from your age that you are an adult female with acne. I typically prescribe spironolactone for this variant of acne and it works to clear it nicely. Also, a medicated wash such as 4, 6 or 8% benzoyl peroxide can be found over the counter and is usually helpful. Careul about bleaching with this product! ...Read more

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Skin acne on face and back/or chest is caused by hormonal disorder? What can be done, if it is so?

Skin acne on face and back/or chest is caused by hormonal disorder? What can be done, if it is so?

Acne: Acne, in general is not a hormonal imbalace except in women who have pcos. As such you should see your gynecologist or a gynecological endocrinologist for evaluation of your hormonal levels. ...Read more

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I have bad acne on my face, back, and chest. I'm a senior in highschool and I have always had it. I really want to clear these things up. Please help?

I have bad acne on my face, back, and chest. I'm a senior in highschool and I have always had it. I really want to clear these things up. Please help?

Isotretinoin: Isotretinoin is used to treat severe recalcitrant nodular acne (a certain type of severe acne) that has not been helped by other treatments, such as antibiotics. Isotretinoin is in a class of medications called retinoids. It works by slowing the production of certain natural substances that can cause pimples to form. 80% of patients who take the medication never have acne again. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of acne on my face back and chest?

What do I do to get rid of acne on my face back and chest?

Systemic Rx: Usually acne on the trunk will require a systemic medication in addition to perhaps a topical agent. Tetracycline 500 2x/day may do the trick. If it's really severe, a dermatologist visit is in order. ...Read more

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I am having low to moderate acne on my face & back. With rown complexion & some acne scars. Please advice medicines & topical treatment for fair skin?

I am having low to moderate acne on my face & back. With rown complexion & some acne scars. Please advice medicines & topical treatment for fair skin?

Get real Rx: If it's on your back, you'll probably need both topical treatment (consider benzoyl peroxide plus topical clindamycin, perhaps with a retinoic acid derivative), plus a sytemic antibiotic or one of the big guns that only a dermatologist can write for. Some acne scars give a man character, but this should be a choice; this is the 21st century & all acne can be managed scientifically. ...Read more

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Got pcos. High prolactin 991 mIU/L n low FSH 0.3, LH 1.3. Hirustism and acne on face and back, hair thin. Taking Diane 35. how to fix it- med n diet?

Got pcos. High prolactin 991 mIU/L n low FSH 0.3, LH 1.3. Hirustism and acne on face and back, hair thin. Taking Diane 35. how to fix it- med n diet?

Make sure no tumor: Hi. Did you get an MRI of the pituitary gland to see if you have a pituitary adenoma?
Go to an Endocrinologist for a full workup. There are many treatment options beyond birth control pills.
Good luck! ...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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Acne moved from face to back, what to do?

Serious Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires a combination of topical and prescription systemic rx at least for a while. Topical benzoyl peroxide plus a systemic such as tetracycline may clear you. Acne eventually self-cures, and is manageable until them. If you're a "she" and can take the oral contraceptive pill, or are brave enough for isotretinoin, consider these if offered. ...Read more

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I have acne problem on face and back. Kindly sugest some remedies for the same. Thank you.

I have acne problem on face and back. Kindly sugest some remedies for the same. Thank you.

Scientific Rx: I am sorry you have reached your present age without effective treatment, which should be every teen's right. With it on your trunk, you will probably need at least a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day and some topical agent that you tolerate will, perhaps clindamcin &/or benzoyl peroxide. Failing after a month, consider accutane. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've severe acne on my face and back for about 3 years. What can I do?

I've severe acne on my face and back for about 3 years. What can I do?

Acne: Acne is a chronic problem in adolescents - and in adults too - which is best treated consistently with topical benzoyl peroxide, and antibiotics if needed. Work with your gp on a plan which you can work on, modifying as needed to help control flare-ups. A more complicated plan may not be necessary. ...Read more

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What causes all this acne on my face chest back and bottom, how can I treat it for it to come off?

Acne: Studies indicate that certain dietary factors, including dairy products and carbohydrate-rich foods — such as bread, bagels and chips, chocolate, and acidic foods which increase blood sugar — may trigger acne. Other causes include hormones, stress, and medications. Treatment is with oral antibiotics like Doryx or solodyn (minocycline) and topical prescription meds like epiduo, ziana, acanya or atralin. ...Read more

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I have acne on my face, shoulders, back, and chest. It's starting to go away but is there a way to speed this up?

I have acne on my face, shoulders, back, and chest. It's starting to go away but is there a way to speed this up?

Serious Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires systemic treatment. Get with your physician. One good regimen is topical benzoyl peroxide plus a systemic tetracycline. ...Read more

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I've had the copper IUD for almost 3 months but now I've been having lots of acne back chest face can this be a reaction to the IUD.

I've had the copper IUD for almost 3 months but now I've been having lots of acne back chest face can this be a reaction to the IUD.

No: The IUD would not cause this reaction. The birth control pill can help control acne, so if you were previously on it this could be a rebound effect. You should consult a dermatologist to discuss your management options. ...Read more

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My 14 yr old son has severe acne on his face and back. What can I do to help his acne on his face? To help his skin and self esteem?

My 14 yr old son has severe acne on his face and back. What can I do to help his acne on his face? To help his skin and self esteem?

Dermatologist/acutan: I would see a dermatologist who specializes in treatment of acne. One option would be suppressive antibiotics and skin wash with antibiotic soap. Another option is Accutane this is a Vitamin A derivative but has some significant possible side effects so you doctor would need to discuss these with you. Light therapies can be used to treat acne and lasers can be used to help treat scarring. ...Read more

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Hi I have lots of acne in my face and back. When I am eating diary. Or drink fresh milk my acne get worse. May I know what treatment of my acne?

Hi I have lots of acne in my face and back. When I am eating diary. Or drink fresh milk my acne get worse. May I know what treatment of my acne?

See your Doctor for: You can try local treatment with Benzamycin or trial OM antibiotic like minocycline, if those don't work, then trial of accutaine but under close observation with checking pregnancy test etc. ...Read more

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I had a lof of acne on my face and back. Dr checked my pcod and he said you should use estrogen peels for 12 month. Do you think it work and never back?

I had a lof of acne on my face and back. Dr checked my pcod and he said you should use estrogen peels for 12 month. Do you think it work and never back?

See someone else: Acne is serious business especially now that you're almost a grown woman. Anyone who promises that a year of acne treatment will give a permanent remission doesn't know acne. There is no telling when it will remit, and even a rough course of Isotretinoin can be followed by recurrence after a few years. Disease on the trunk requires both topical and systemic rx at least for some time. ...Read more

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