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Can a primary care doctor physically treat acne? (like by extracting the nodule instead of prescribing meds)
Depends: Each PCP may have different areas of focus or experience. You should inquire if that is something they routinely do in their specific practice. Acne usually requires a multi-faceted approach - medication is an important component but chemical peels and other treatments can be very helpful. Sometimes an underlying disorder may be the cause of acne so it is always good to have an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not likely: Walk in clinics are generally set up to handle acute, "one time" episodes like strep throat, sinus infections, and utis as an example. Ideally, you want to find a good pcp or psychiatrist to spend the time with you to talk through your symptoms, possibly prescribe meds and be available for follow up. Check this app (healthtap) or healthgrades for a list of docs in your area. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter has worsening acne on recent weeks. We have exhausted otc medications. Can a prescription be provided through this service?
No: This public site does not provide diagnosis or treatment. If you locate a willing doc on the sister service,Healthtap Prime, they may be able to provide you with a paid consultation. ...Read more
Have sores on neck . they are red with puss coming out, been to specialist, dermatoglist,, primary dr, they keep coming back on face, neck not acne,?
I take 50mg bid of lamotrigine for primary generalized seizure disorder. I am to start 25mg/day of spironolactone for acne. Will these meds interact?
No drug/drug: No drug-drug interactions are reported for this drug combination. ...Read more
Prevention : Otc benzoyl peroxide to start. If this doesn't work, then see your doctor or dermatologist for prescription medication. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000030/. If there are permanent scars but no active acne, then see dermatologist or plastic surgeon for minimization of the scars. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx's are best: The over-the-counter and "holistic" stuff works poorly. I start folks on topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If this doesn't work well enough, i add an antibiotic appropriate to the individual. The big guns (accutane, lasers) can only be used by dermatologists. You have a right to be treated effectively. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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