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What acne product works better?

What acne product works better?

Scientific Rx: Acne is a chronic disease that eventually remits as a person ages. I was able to stop taking rx when i was 50. In the meantime, topical benzoyl peroxide is your first treatment. If this fails, your personal physician can add topical clindamycin, topical tretinoin, a systemic antibiotic, or one of the big guns. Manage the disease until it remits -- you owe it to yourself. ...Read more

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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Best acne product for teenage male?

Best acne product for teenage male?

Best to see your doc: One of the best is the over the counter benzyl peroxide , start with 2.5% strength, and gradually increase to 5% or 10 %. You may want to see a doctor to find out the severity if you have severe acne to find out what else needs to be done in that case. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best acne product?

Please help! what is the best acne product?

Benzoyl peroxide: 5%, 2x/day. It's not fun but it's your best friend. If you're not clear on two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength medication. ...Read more

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What is the best acne product for a teenage guy?

What is the best acne product for a teenage guy?

Gels or creams: 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 accutane. ...Read more

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What is the best acne product for female teenagers?

What is the best acne product for female teenagers?

Use EVERY day: The best product is one that you use every day. Be patient. If you start today, you're preventing pimples 2 months from now. Good products contain either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. You can find more info at: http://kidshealth.Org/teen/your_body/skin_stuff/acne.Html#. ...Read more

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How to know which is the best acne product for you?

How to know which is the best acne product for you?

See a dermatologist: There are various acne meds, often used in combinations. Determination of exactly which meds to use is determined by exam and discussion. ...Read more

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Do you know which acne product will not dry my skin?

Do you know which acne product will not dry my skin?

Acne: Most all acne products can dry your skin. That is because the oils on your skin are partly responsible for your acne. You can always add lotions after you apply the acne medication. ...Read more

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Which is the most ultimate drugstore acne product for my skin?

None: There is no single best product for acne. Most over the counter products (cleansers, creams, etc.) contain benzoyl peroxide. For everything else you'll need a prescription. If your acne does not improve with over the counter medications, see a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best and strongest acne product to get clear skin quick?

What is the best and strongest acne product to get clear skin quick?

No quick fix: If it's a week before the prom, phone your physician. Chances are you'll get topical Clindamycin or systemic tetracycline plus 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day. Acne is manageable until it self-cures. Please think about long-term care for yourself, and ignore people who "don't think acne should be treated.". ...Read more

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What acne product(s) should I use just to try out and see if it works?

What acne product(s) should I use just to try out and see if it works?

See a dermatologist: Depending upon the severity of your acne and the type of your skin(dry or oily)different products may be recommended. I would not try just any ol thing. Good luck! everyone deserves to have clear skin in this day and age. ...Read more

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