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Is it acne in my scalp or something else? I have acne like places through out my scalp. They itch and do form pustules. I was on doxyciclin for four months. It calmed the the condition but didn't cure it. When i got off of the doxy the places came back. I

Acne : Acne can occur on the scalp. We also sometimes call it folliculitis--inflammation (or occasionally infection) of hair follicles. Doxycycline is a commonly prescribed antibiotic for both acne and folliculitis. Another course of the same could be done and then followed by a topical antibiotic solution like clindamycin. There are no good options for otc treatment--shampoos, etc. Rarely allergic reactions to medications can present as pustules in the scalp. A medication history and exam would need to be done to exclude this possibility. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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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What treatment should I take for acnes..... I don't wanna use pills i don't like them what should I do?

What treatment should I take for acnes..... I don't wanna use pills i don't like them what should I do?

There are topical me: It all dependson what type and hoe bad the acne is. Speak to your doctor and get evaluated and meds topical can be selected. ...Read more

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I have acne on face .I am in worse .Can you tell me treatment ?

I have acne on face .I am in worse .Can you tell me treatment ?

Acne: There are hosts of different meds used in acne treatment - oral antibiotics by far are most commonly used. Topical antibiotic and non-antibiotic preps. Have it discussed with your doctor. Also, make sure to minimize or better off to eliminate make up and tampering with your lesions. Don't get frustrated, it may take a while and hard to get rid of them. Time is an important factor as well. ...Read more

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What's most effective treatment for inflamated acne?

What's most effective treatment for inflamated acne?

See Dermatologist: You should see a dermatologist. Let him/her examine you and prescribe the treatments as needed. ...Read more

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What is the first line of treatment for acne?

What is the first line of treatment for acne?

OTC treatments: Topical treatments include over the counter products containing salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or a combination of both. In addition for pustules and cysts heat producing home units can work like a laser in shrinking these lesions. A change in diet avoiding sugar and simple carbohydrates is often useful long term. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne!

What is the best treatment for acne!

Multiple: So acne is a very common and complex issue. There are many many treatments and they are very individually tailored. So the best answer for you may not be the best for someone else. There are many medications that work really well but are very risky for pregnancy so require regular pregnancy tests and birth control. Others that are topical ointments. Again best is to visit with your doctor or derm. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for body acne?

What is the best treatment for body acne?

Whatever works: It depends on your definition of "best". Some people can do w/ simple face (&body) scrubs & food trigger avoidance. Others require topical lotions & prescriptions. A third type (like me) was prescribed retinoic acid, but that kept me out of the sun for more than 2 yrs & I lost my spot on the varsity team (couldn't practice). All treatments have differing potency & side effects, so talk to ur docto ...Read more

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What are good treatment options for adult acne?

What are good treatment options for adult acne?

ADULT ACNE: Adult acne is caused by sebum an oily substance prodused by sebaceous gland which clogs the pores which attract bacteria and it gets infected and inflamed.Treatment options are skin cleansers like cetaphil lotio, over the counter retinol creams to clear the pores.Benzyl peroxide wash and prescription clindamycine cream or lotion or tetrecycline, and newre therapy with lasers, for acne scars salicylic. ...Read more

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At this present moment what is the top of the line treatment for persistent adult acne?

At this present moment what is the top of the line treatment for persistent adult acne?

Get A Treatment Plan: There are several effective acne meds. Many are topical; antibiotics and Accutane are oral. To categorize one as "top of the line" can be misleading. Therapy requires an individual and multimodal approach. Medication induced irritation/dryness is common. Finding the right balance is challenging, even w/ mild acne. Best chance at success is to see a doctor for treatment plan & close follow-up. ...Read more

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What is beauty pills for treatment of acne ?!

What is beauty pills for treatment of acne ?!

Worthless.: Acne is treated by cleansing skin, benzoyl peroxide products, topical antibiotics, oral antibiotics, and certain types of light therapy. See a dermatologist and don't waste your money on "beauty pills" for acne or any other concern! ...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


Pustule (Definition)

A pustule is a pimple-like lesion that is filled with pus, a white/yellow mixture of white ...Read more