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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,095 doctors shared insights

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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Will I be acne free after I'm done my Accutane course?

Will I be acne free after I'm done my Accutane course?

Majority of: people will have complete resolution or dramatic improvement with high dose treatment. Side effects could be significant. Avoid pregnancy while on accutane ...Read more

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Sea salt from discount store is helping skin stay acne free. Should i continue?

Sea salt from discount store is helping skin stay acne free. Should i continue?

Sure: There's nothing magic about the salt just because it's from the ocean. Acne also comes and goes. Topical benzoyl peroxide would be a good addition and if you need something stronger, your physician can help. ...Read more

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For 2 years I was acne free had little acne problem once in a blue moon.now I am suffering from pimples and acne all over my face .pls help?

For 2 years I was acne free had little acne problem once in a blue moon.now I am suffering from pimples and acne all over my face .pls help?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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I have pimples acnes on my face ,I wnat acne free skin without using oral medicine ,what should I do ?

I have pimples acnes on my face ,I wnat acne free skin without using oral medicine ,what should I do ?

Acne: do not wash your face with soap just use plain water as this will help in not plugging up your pores, you can also use benzamycin 5 % gel topically twice a day. ...Read more

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How can I get a clear acne-free skin in a week?

How can I get a clear acne-free skin in a week?

Find an old bottle..: ...On the beach, rub it, and hope a genie comes out. In all seriousness, we are doctors, not magicians. A strong oral steroid like Prednisone can be used to temporarily clear your skin in a short period of time, but steroids are powerful drugs and should not be taken for cosmetic reasons unless absolutely necessary. A much wiser plan is to plan further ahead and get on a sensible longterm regimen. ...Read more

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What diet should we take to have a acne free skin?

What diet should we take to have a acne free skin?

Clean: The best answer is to have a clean diet....More fresh fruits and vegetables, lean grass fed beef, non hormone chicken etc. Avoiding processed foods, artificial sweeteners, sodas, are all ways to improve skin. Sometimes it cannot be completely avoided if there is a strong family history. I also get great results with chinese medicine. ...Read more

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What do you think about the acne free 3 step system for mild to moderate acne?

What do you think about the acne free 3 step system for mild to moderate acne?

Works for some: I see people who come to the doctor for acne. That means that the over the counter products have not worked for them. So, the people i see report that it doesn't work. But, keep in mind, that i don't see the ones where it does work. They have no reason to discuss it with me. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to get a clear face and acne free in like a week or so?

No quick fixes: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples and acne? Like i want to have those smooth and pimple/acne free face. Thanks!

How do I get rid of pimples and acne? Like i want to have those smooth and pimple/acne free face. Thanks!

A few 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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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