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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 to treat "acne keloidalis" ?

How to treat "acne keloidalis" ?

Difficult to treat: When acne scars lead to keloids we usually leave them alone since there is a very high percentage of keloids coming back. If it causes a great amount of distress they are removable temporarily. If they return then get it removed again as it keeps returning.There is an expensive prescription cream to help keep it from scarring. Avoid picking which can cause the acne scarring to begin with. ...Read more

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What is the most common approach to treating acne keloidalis?

Laser, injections: Cortisone shots can help but will not remove it. Lasers can be used, either the carbon dioxide or erbium to flatten acne keloidalis . This will result in a denuded area which will require a healing time of about one week. ...Read more

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I notice that I have a mild condition known as acne keloidalis nuchae how can I treat it before it gets worst?

I notice that I have a mild condition known as acne keloidalis nuchae how can I treat it before it gets worst?

Keloid: A dermatologist will often inject the keloids with corticosteroids to flatten the areas and relieve itch when present. At times the keloids may be removed surgically. A treatment plan involving antibacterials and topical retin a (tretinoin) may help reduce the number of ingrown hairs that become trapped and lead to more keloids. ...Read more

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Acne keloidalis, I have some on the back of my head and it's not bothering or itching but i hate having them. Any tips to get rid of them please!?

Acne keloidalis, I have some on the back of my head and it's not bothering or itching but i hate having them. Any tips to get rid of them please!?

Get Rx: It's criminal that any young man should have to suffer with acne in the 21st century. If you have acne keloidis, a dermatologist has some powerful medicine that wil probably make it manageable. If the keloids are old scarring, a dermatologist may offer ideas on how to remove the scars (it's difficult), or the decision may be between you and your partner. ...Read more

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I have acne keloidalis on the back and top of my head. How do I remove the acne? I tried steroid injections, creams, antibiotics - none work. Help me.

I have acne keloidalis on the back and top of my head. How do I remove the acne? I tried steroid injections, creams, antibiotics - none work. Help me.

Acne keloidalis: This is such a frustrating problem, especially since you have tried all the "usual" treatments. You may need to try accutane-but once again this may or may not work. Surgical excision is kinda the last resort. If it covers a large % of your scalp you may want to look at laser ablation to the area in stages. Both surgery and laser treatments will require down time & significant healing though. ...Read more

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How to cure acne?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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How to cure acne?

How to cure acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: This depends on the severity. You can start with over the counter benzoyl peroxide 2.5%, higher strengths are also available. If this is not helpful, you can move up to using benzoyl peroxide and another agent such as salicylic acid. Beyond these, you may want to see a doctor who specializes in the care of acne. There are many excellent prescription options available. ...Read more

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How to vanish acne?

How to vanish acne?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics like tetracycline can be used. If quite severe, a dermatologist may use Accutane. ...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