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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
None: There is no single best product for acne. Most over the counter products (cleansers, creams, etc.) contain benzoyl peroxide. For everything else you'll need a prescription. You can try different cleansers until you find one that you like. If your acne does not improve with over the counter medications, see a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Ideas: Salicylic acid is your best choice for a non-prescription medication if you want it in the form of a wash. Acne treatment is never pleasant or easy, and if you are sure you cannot tolerate salicylic acid, then your options include topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerable and/or a retinoic acid derivative, especially if you have many comedomes. If no success, get with your physician. ...Read more
How to prevent pimples or acne (facial)? What are the remedies to be used in order to prevent pimples /acne?
Easy to Rx: For maintenance while you're pimple-free, often an oral antibiotic such as tetracycline or Erythromycin in a low dose is sufficient. Personal hygiene has nothing to do with acne, and no home remedy works. Your physician may offer you a topical medication instead or in addition. ...Read more
Not much: A facial may help a little, but not dramatically. Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes acne & facial hair in women in their 30's? Too many hormones or not enough and what to do about it?
Masculinization: Hair pattern is at times hereditary. There could also be hormonal imbalances from normal tissues or abnormal production. You should see your doctor and voice these concerns so it can be diagnosed and corrected. ...Read more
I have tiny bumps on the left side of my face (on my cheek) that start clear and as the night time comes turn red form a head start to burn and itch. Ive tired several acne facial washes and nothing works.
Do I have pcos or endometriosis?I experience acne, facial hair, blood clotting, migraines, spotting and before i was on bc my periods were irregular.
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