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Acne In Children
Does children with more acne and pimples on their faces grow taller then the children that has barely to none?
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
Enterovirus?: I think you meant to say "enterovirus" We are having an especially high number of hospitalizations this season in children. It presents as a very intense cold, fever, sometimes headache and sore throat. The hospitalizations are mostly related to severe respiratory illness, so watch for shortness of breath, wheezing, difficulty breathing, fast breathing. The rash does not look like acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 31 & have adult acne, antibiotics & ocp dont help long term, I have 2 young children & don't want any more. Hard lumps on lower face.
Frustrating Adult Acne: Adult acne can be very frustrating. I recommend washing your face well twice a day to remove all daily dirt and makeup. A combination of daily oral antibiotics (minocycline) plus Topical RetinA can help reduce breakouts. Try hard not to pick at the lesions (even though it is tempting with the hard lesions) as it spreads germs and can ultimately make things worse. ...Read more
Hormonal acne. Doctor gave me choice:Acutane or birth control.Will birth control affect my ability to bear children in future?wb Acutane's side effect
Acutane: Birth control must be used with Acutane as it is a drug that is toxic to the fetus and can cause birth defects. It must be used while you are on Acutane. Once your acne is controlled and once you come off the Acutane for a month you can stop your birth control pills if you want to become pregnant. All the best. ...Read more
Lots of choices: It depends on what type of acne you have. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. More than one treatment is often needed depending on your skin. Your doctor will need to look at your skin to help you choose the right medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not proven: Goldenseal is a herb found from the northeast to Arkansas. It contains berberine which has been used in several medical conditions without proof. Most of the constituents in Goldenseal are poorly absorbed and amounts off berberine are variable. There are much better treatments for acne available so check with a dermatologist ...Read more
Hello! I have too much acnes on my back. What can I do for them? What am i suposed to use for treating them? Please help me. Thank you!
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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