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Reason for pimples on forehead?

Reason for pimples on forehead?

Pimples on forehead: Forehead is a common area for acne breakouts. Also, if one uses an oily leave-in conditioner, the oils track down from the scalp and block up pores, which can lead to acne. Folliculitis, inflammation of hair follicles due to a yeast called pityrosporum is also a possibility. Please see your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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Acne and pimple treatment?

Acne and pimple treatment?

Acne therapy: If your acne doesn't respond to otc treatments, consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist to get a stronger prescription lotion. Tretinoin (avita, retin-a, others), Adapalene (differin) and tazarotene (tazorac, avage) are examples of topical prescription products derived from vitamin a. They work by promoting cell turnover and preventing plugging . You may also need oral antibiotics like doryx (doxycycline). ...Read more

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Tips on acne treatment?

Tips on acne treatment?

Rx's best: Since you are a female, your physician may be able to identify a mild hormonal problem putting you at extra risk. Over-the-counter stuff is weak. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic if needed (erythromycin might be a good choice if you can tolerate it). Only dermatologists can use the strongest medications. ...Read more

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Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

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

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What causes acne and scars on chin?

What causes acne and scars on chin?

Many causes: Affecting the sebaceous glands that may be associated with the sebaceous glands of the chin skin and associated hair follicles. Acne disease has many causes ranging from diet sensitive, to stress related, and hormone responsive. It amy take to determine the best medication and skin care regimen for your particular problem so be patient. ...Read more

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Seborrheic keratosis on scalp and hairfalling out, treatment?

Seborrheic keratosis on scalp and hairfalling out, treatment?

Seb K's: Seborrheic Keratoses are benign growths that can grow on any skin surface, head to feet. They don't usually cause "hair loss" but can displace some hair if they grow large in the scalp. ...Read more

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I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

Scars, not so fast: If you have true scars there are not many if any otc products that provide a lasting result. Face cleansers are best suited to control / minimize active acne vs correct scarring. ...Read more

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What head and shoulders shampoo product works best for treating acne on the shoulders, back, and chest?

What head and shoulders shampoo product works best for treating acne on the shoulders, back, and chest?

None: The best you can probably do with over the counter products is find a shampoo with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Body acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than shampoo to fix body acne. ...Read more

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Whats the best treatment of pimples on oily skin?

Whats the best treatment of pimples on oily skin?

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 treat head acne on a grown man?

How to treat head acne on a grown man?

Scalp Acne: You are probably referring to so called: scalp acne. Doxycycline has been used with some success only. It happens usualy in males and might resolve after age 40 spontaneously. It could be frustrating especially with males losing hair and acne lesions easily visible. Treatment need few months for effect. ...Read more

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Acne on my chin and jawline. Derm prescribed Accutane on first app. Should i try hormonal treatment first?

Acne on my chin and jawline. Derm prescribed Accutane on first app. Should i try hormonal treatment first?

Your decision: I'm glad you're seeking to make an informed choice. Isotretinoin is the big guns for severe disease. A topical or systemic antibiotic, and topical spironolactone, are also possibilities. The oral contraceptive pill, if you can take it, may clear you. ...Read more

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What condition would make severe acne on neck and back..Not on face tho?

What condition would make severe acne on neck and back..Not on face tho?

Adult Acne long hair: Having long hair constantly touches your back and neck, as hair contain oil it can clog your pores. And using hair sprays, shampoos and other hair products can also effect the skin of neck and back. You need to stay away from gel, mousse and certain conditioners, or avoid these touching your neck and back there may be other factors too, you should consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Get rid of pimples on forehead and blackheads on the nose ?

Get rid of pimples on forehead and blackheads on the nose ?

See derm: Your dermatologist can put you on a treatment program that will get rid of the lesions and keep them away, but you must stay on the treatment. Isotretinoin is the only treatment that might give you a permanent cure. ...Read more

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Help for acne scarring on arms?

Help for acne scarring on arms?

Dermatology visit: I'm sorry your acne was this severe and was not managed properly. Nothing you can do will affect the scars. A dermatologist can make them less visible with laser, dermabrasion, injection or microsurgery. For both sexes today, looks is first and foremost about fitness rather than skin. Several hollywood male stars have kept their scars for 'character', but I am glad you have a choice today. ...Read more

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Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

Acne: The benzoyl peroxide will help but you will likely need Clindamycin to use as well they have a prescription combination that works very well. If it is really a severe case you may need retin a (tretinoin). See your family doctor and they will refer you to a dermatologist if you need the extra help. Good luck. Make sure you clean the skin really well before you use the acne cream. Hang in there. ...Read more

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Whats the best treatment for dark spots on face...

Whats the best treatment for dark spots on face...

Several: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are several treatments. ...Read more

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Does oral sex on a women cause acne on face and chin on the male?

Unlikely: Truth be told, no one knows what makes acne flare in particular areas at particular times. The key is that acne is manageable nowadays and if you think you'll be prone to a flare, topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is most likely to keep it at bay. ...Read more

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What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

Derm consult: If you have cystic acne, you deserve 21st century treatment beyond what even your family doc can provide. A dermatologist will probably place you on one of the vitamin a derivatives; they are unpleasant and somewhat dangerous, you'll need to listen to the instructions carefully, and they work. Life is rough enough without cystic acne. I wish you the best. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more