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My skin is very dry and acne.

My skin is very dry and acne.

No question: Thank you for letting us know. But you did not ask us a question. ...Read more

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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How can I smooth my acne skin?

How can I smooth my acne skin?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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How to remove under skin acne?

How to remove under skin acne?

Cystic acne: The deep kind that is easily palpated below the skin surface will usually respond only to isotretinoin. ...Read more

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How to cure acne holes on skin?

How to cure acne holes on skin?

Dermabrasion: Both chemical & physical dermabrasion by expert physicians can minimize acne scars. Ask your family doc who has best reputation in your area, whether dermatologist or plastic surgeon, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause acne in our skin?

What can cause acne in our skin?

Acne: Overproduction of oil (sebum), irregular shedding of dead skin cells resulting in irritation of hair follicles in skin, or buildup of bacteria. ...Read more

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How to cure acne and inflamed skin?

Scientific Rx: The benzoyl peroxide you are already using is your best start. It's 50% likely to cure you; if in two weeks it has not, get with your personal physician. Pop remedies are only adjuncts. Acne's a serious problem, non-lifestyle related and a professional liability. It can be managed by prescription meds and i'd urge you to use these. Best wishes. ...Read more

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For Acne and Discoloration of the skin?

For Acne and Discoloration of the skin?

Benzoyl peroxide: I usually recommend benzoyl peroxide for the acne as a first line treatment. If that is not helping you could ask your doctor for a prescription of Retin-A or depending on the type of acne (comedonal, pustular, or cystic) you may need antibiotics. See your MD if it is not getting better. As far as the discoloration of skin, I would see your doctor, because there are many causes for discoloration ...Read more

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How to protect skin from acne in summer?

How to protect skin from acne in summer?

Good skincare: Avoid direct un protected sun exposure use a quality broad spectrum block with either zinc or titanium avoid profuse prolonged sweating and if you do wash as soon as you are able continue exfoliation with a cleanser that contains a low potency glycolic or salicylic acid these are good simple measures you can follow year round. ...Read more

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Can i apply polyfax skin ointment on acne?

Can i apply polyfax skin ointment on acne?

NO: NO! NO! NO! Aminoglycocide antibiotics in skin ointments do not seem to help ANYTHING at all.They are among the most common things that people are allergic to. They are useless and may be harmful. There are effective acne treatments. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can try OTC benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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How can I clear my skin from acne quickly?

How can I clear my skin from acne quickly?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. He/she may be able to add a topical antibiotic such as clindamycin, a retinoic acid derivative, a systemic antibiotic, topical sprionolactone or some other rx. All acne is manageable nowadays. Take advantage of what the 21st century offers. ...Read more

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