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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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I have ance & dark spots & i was wondering what acne system works best out of Proactiv , xout , epiduo , or others?

I have ance & dark spots & i was wondering what acne system works best out of Proactiv , xout , epiduo , or others?

Prescriptions: Prescriptions are stronger in general than treatments that are available without a rx. You can try the ones from the store for 6 weeks and see if they help you enough. If not, then see your doctor or a dermatologist for the better medications. ...Read more

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What is a good acne treatment system?

What is a good  acne treatment system?

Mild Acne: Many previously prescribed acne medications are now available over the counter. For mild facial acne, topical benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and retinol are beneficial. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good acne treatment system for african american skin?

Docs, what's a good acne treatment system for african american skin?

Acne Treatment: Cleanse with Cetaphil Work with an aesthetician for deep pore cleansing If deep cysts present, see a dermatologist Change your pillow twice a week Avoid fried foods, milk, peanuts, chocolate, dark colas Protect the skin with sun screen to help minimize dark spots. ...Read more

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What do you think about the acne free 3 step system for mild to moderate acne?

What do you think about the acne free 3 step system for mild to moderate acne?

Works for some: I see people who come to the doctor for acne. That means that the over the counter products have not worked for them. So, the people i see report that it doesn't work. But, keep in mind, that i don't see the ones where it does work. They have no reason to discuss it with me. ...Read more

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What are some good skin care systems for acne prone sensitive skin?

What are some good skin care systems for acne prone sensitive skin?

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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Is the clear now skin care system from quixtar an effective product for acne care?

Is the clear now skin care system from quixtar an effective product for acne care?

Maybe: It's the pricey salicylic acid with the orange peel etc. Added for glamor, correct? Try it out and if it doesn't work (benzoyl peroxide's the best over-the-counter stuff), your physician can add something that will help more; topical clindamycin's often a good addition. Good luck. ...Read more

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Doctors! what acne skincare product/skin care system keeps your acne under control?

Doctors! what acne skincare product/skin care system keeps your acne under control?

Individualized: It really depends on what kind of acne you have. I would recommend you have your doctor take a look at it and classify what kind of acne it is which will make it much easier for him/her to advise which medications and products would benefit you the most. Some therapies include topical retinoids or antibiotics, and oral antibiotics among other more intensive therapies if those don't work. ...Read more

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Is it true if you are having probs w digestive system it will show up in skin first? Acne all over etc? What type prob shows up in skin first? Ty Dr

Is it true if you are having probs w digestive system it will show up in skin first? Acne all over etc? What type prob  shows up in skin first? Ty Dr

Here's a few...: Try: mastocytosis, erythema nodosum ; multiforme, pyoderma gangrenosum, metastatic crohn's, acne fulminans, degos', amyloidosis, kaposi's sarcoma, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, peutz-jeghers, ehlers-danlos, pseudoxanthoma elasticum, scleroderma, dermatitis herpetiformis, hypertrichosis lanuginosa, leser-trelat, cowden's, tylosis, glucagonoma, carcinoid, pct, tylosis, dermatomyositis, more ...Read more

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Are probiotics good for skin conditions acne on face and dry and ichy body. How long do they take to get into yr system. which are the best to take. ?

Are probiotics good for skin conditions acne on face and dry and ichy body. How long do they take to get into yr system. which are the best to take. ?

May help: It is possible that probiotics may help with these conditions. Also make sure that your thyroid is working normally. Your doctor can check this with a blood test. The brand name Align is a good form of probiotic to take and they are available online and in pharmacies. ...Read more

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43-yr old female. Could increased acne, cold sores and uti's be connected? Immune system? Diet? I'm falling apart!

43-yr old female. Could increased acne, cold sores and uti's be connected?  Immune system?  Diet?  I'm falling apart!

Falling apart: Many possibilities. Get blood sugar and hormones evaluated. Are you on any meds or dietary supplements? See a doc and have comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does multivitamin multimineral supplements stay in your system?I finally realized that my multivitamin was causing acne all over my face.

How long does multivitamin multimineral supplements stay in your system?I finally realized that my multivitamin was causing acne all over  my face.

Vitamins and Acne???: Vitamins causing acne? Balderdash! there is no harm or acne caused by taking a multivitamin. I would certainly be happy knowing the source of that incredible folktale? Advanced forms of vitamin a, for instance, have been modified in the laboratory to even treat the most severe cases of acne! so go ahead and take your multivitamin and don't worry about acne related to it. ...Read more

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My skin is very very oily and I have mild acne shud I use the three step cleansing system which consisit of salycilic acid and benzoyl peroxide?

My skin is very very oily and I have mild acne shud I use the three step cleansing system which consisit of salycilic acid and benzoyl peroxide?

Could work: This is not a bad step for this situation. Other alternatives could help if this does not work. For sure you should consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Was on spironolactone for acne 1 1/2 weeks. Sleepiness, confusion, nausea intolerable. Stopped taking. How long till out of system & feel normal?

Was on spironolactone for acne 1 1/2 weeks. Sleepiness, confusion, nausea intolerable. Stopped taking. How long till out of system & feel normal?

5 x (1/2 life): Spironolactone half-life is 1.5 hours, so that component will be out in 7.5 hours, however, it is metablized to another component that hangs around 16.5 hours, so 5x16.5 = 82.5 hours or 3 days and 10.5 hours. Then it will be out of your system. So, it depends on whether your symptoms are from the parent compound (7.5 hours) or its metabolite (82.5 hours). Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi suffering from acne only on chin area.Also have acidity problem, weak immune system.Some suggests harmonal imbalance.Please help me and tell me

Hi suffering from acne only on chin area.Also have acidity problem, weak immune system.Some suggests harmonal imbalance.Please help me and tell me

See a dermatologist.: Acne can be problematic even into adulthood. Regardless of the causes whether overactive sebaceous glands, inflammation, or bacterial overgrowth, a dermatologist can write you a prescription (or two) to alleviate one or more causes of adult acne. Some excellent products include the retinoid category, topical antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. ...Read more

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I have had hives for 3 weeks. I thought it was a reaction to a new acne cream I had tried (benzoyl peroxide), but that would have to be out of my system by now. I have had psoriasis on my knees and elbows, but these hives seem to be exacerbating the psori

I have had hives for 3 weeks. I thought it was a reaction to a new acne cream I had tried (benzoyl peroxide), but that would have to be out of my system by now. I have had psoriasis on my knees and elbows, but these hives seem to be exacerbating the psori

Simple hives: Agree. Simple hives can last weeks, months, years. Unfortunately by 3 weeks causes become difficult to know. Often immunologic hives from a virus go for a few weeks. If longer, or if bruises, joint pain, throat swelling, need consult. Check kidney, liver, autoimmune, chronic infection, even for cancer. Need a good sit down w/ allergist, dermatologist to confirm hives and test. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with staph infection, doctor suspects its from overactive colony in my nose that was reacting with small cuts from shaving and from acne in the area. Scared this means my immune system isn't strong. Can healthy people get staph from nose?

Diagnosed with staph infection, doctor suspects its from overactive colony in my nose that was reacting with small cuts from shaving and from acne in the area. Scared this means my immune system isn't strong. Can healthy people get staph from nose?

Common: This is common in healthy persons. Staphylococci bacteria reside in the nostrils and is spread to different parts of the body. So this is not abnormal. The fact that u have a staph skin infection does not make u have low immunity. Staph can take advantage of any break in the skin to cause an infection. Just keeping wounds clean and dry usually suffices. It may be worrisome only if recurrent. ...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


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