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Huge difference: Acne lesions are the familiar squeezable blackheads, whiteheads from which filaments can be expressed, and pimples. There are a variety of HIV skin lesions but these are less prone to appear and disappear, look distinctively different from the acne that many of your friends have, and really can't be confused with acne. Any concern you have about HIV can be discussed frankly with your physician. ...Read more
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
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Swab a lesion that I thought is herpes but it was negative. What is it? Doctor says acne but it's burns and stings
Is clarithromycin the best oral antibiotic for a single, deep &tender hormonal cystic acne lesion?The 5 day script I've taken hasn't healed it. Thanks
My forehead is sunken in from a cortisone injection into a cystic acne lesion on jan.8/2013. What are the possible treatments?
My forehead is sunken in from a cortisone shot into a cystic acne lesion injected on jan.8. Is it atrophy? Also can it get worse/more sunken in? Ty
Sulfacetamide 10% sulfur is prescribed for acne, usually… But can this formulation be used as an antibiotic cream for ulcerative skin lesion as a result of falling off of a bicycle and… I have three lesions and have this on hand. Any recommendations?
No no no!: Acne medications can be very irritating to open wounds. A better option (in addition to a mild soap & warm water) is an antibiotic ointment that's specifically used to treat open wounds along with daily wound care and protective bandaging until the wounds heal. I'm glad you asked! Dr. Anne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Dermatologists classify acne into three types: comedonal (black and whiteheads), inflammatory(pimples), and cystic (deep acne cysts). Comedonal acne responds well to topical treatments (benzoyl peroxide, retina, etc), while inflammatory acne may need a combination of topicals and oral medications. Most patients with cystic acne do best with oral antibiotics or accutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just ordered the acne face wash pronexin but am afraind it will not be strong enouhg for the cystic type lesions I get. Can I adda topical anti-bi?
Need Rx: Cystic lesions require a physician's supervision (a systemic antibiotic, probably with a combined topical therapy) and generally if they are deep, a dermatologist's (isotretinoin, lasers, more). This is the 21st century and there is no reason that even cystic acne cannot be managed. ...Read more
Can I get rabies if a potentionally rabid dog licked my acne wounds? (I can't check the dogs condition)
Theoretically yes ..: The rabies virus could be in the animal's saliva but the CDC says that if you are playing with the animal that is considered a provoked attack. It is when you have a none provoked attack that you have to worry about rabies. I don't know where your from but get in touch with the public health authorities in your area to discuss your situation soon. True rabies if you don't get vaccinated 100% fatal ...Read more
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