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What would doctors do to take care of acne on cheek?

What would doctors do to take care of acne on cheek?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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How can I get rid of cluster of acne on cheek?

How can I get rid of cluster of acne on cheek?

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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Bad acne of cheeks and chest?

Bad acne of cheeks and chest?

Treatable: Acne on the trunk will usually require at least one systemic treatment. Topical benzyl peroxide is still your best friend; retinoic acid, Clindamycin and spironolactone are also helpful topicals. The oral contraceptive pill may clear a woman's acne. A systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline may clear you in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide. If offered isotretinoin, consider it. ...Read more

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Hello, I have problem of Oily nose and cheeks,and over past 1 year, my forehead and cheeks have blackened. Have some acne on cheeks.Medic - Isotroin?

Hello, I have problem of Oily nose and cheeks,and over past 1 year, my forehead and cheeks have blackened. Have some acne on cheeks.Medic - Isotroin?

I would suggest: gentle facial cleansing with baby soap and the use of OTC 5-10% benzoyl peroxide gel or cream. Retin A- should be used only if other products are not working; however it is an EXCELLENT medication: do not use both products together. ...Read more

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How to lower testosterone level? I think i've had a rise in testosterone level. I'm female w/ bad acne on cheeks w/ scarring & facial hair recently.

How to lower testosterone level? I think i've had a rise in testosterone level. I'm female w/ bad acne on cheeks w/ scarring & facial hair recently.

Check for PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a common cause of unwanted facial hair, acne, weight gain, and infertility. Your physician will check for lab work; cosmetically Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) can help to balance the hormones. For the acne, using glycolic acid and retin'a can help with exfoliation. If it is severe, you may need antibiotics. For unwanted hair, the best is laser hair removal since waxing & threading can scar. ...Read more

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This acne on my cheek for 4 weeks and still here! not sure if pimple or ingrown hair. Two spots on my cheek. Its pink and more flat than normal acne?

This acne on my cheek for 4 weeks and still here! not sure if pimple or ingrown hair. Two spots on my cheek. Its pink and more flat than normal acne?

Skin problem: It is difficult to tell what it could be without taking a look at it. It could be acne, but also an infected follicle, a cyst among others. In order to have a definite answer have your pcp check them. ...Read more

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Baby acne on her cheeks behInd her ears & all over her head normal? Not spreadIng to body but seems worse somedays could my dIet be cause? Fast food?

Baby acne on her cheeks behInd her ears & all over her head normal? Not spreadIng to body but seems worse somedays could my dIet be cause? Fast food?

Seborrheic derm: Not baby acne, more likely seborrheic dermatitis (cradle cap). Use aquaphor to all affected areas and gently scrape out the crust. Probably not an allergic reaction. The good news is that they grow out of it. Attach a pic if you can :) ...Read more

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How to remove post acne marks on cheeks?

How to remove post acne marks on cheeks?

Different 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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I have localized acne on my cheeks and its recurrent, what can I do to treat it if caused by stress?

I have localized acne on my cheeks and its recurrent, what can I do to treat it if caused by stress?

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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I have minor acne on my cheeks and chin. I have prescribed medication for it, but is there anything else I could be doing to help?

I have minor acne on my cheeks and chin. I have prescribed medication for it, but is there anything else I could be doing to help?

Tips: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). 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 get mild acne mainly on cheeks but I also have red dots all over my cheeks,smooth to the touch,look like small blotches,won’t go away :( ?

I get mild acne mainly on cheeks but I also have red dots all over my cheeks,smooth to the touch,look like small blotches,won’t go away :( ?

Home treatment: You may visit this site for suggestions on home treatment. If that does not improve matters over the next 2-3 months, it would be prudent to see a doctor.
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
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