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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,097 doctors shared insights

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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Proactiv didn't work for me so i'm going to switch to a different acne treatment. Any tips?

Proactiv didn't work for me so i'm going to switch to a different acne treatment. Any tips?

Limited: The only fda approved ingredients acquaint in over the counter products are benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Mural products contain salicylic acid. If you have a prescription plan, the dermatologist will have a wider variety of creams that be used alone or in combination. ...Read more

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If proactive isn't working for me, and no other acne treatment i've tried, what do I do to reduce the redness and blemmishes on my face (16 yrs old)?

If proactive isn't working for me, and no other acne treatment i've tried, what do I do to reduce the redness and blemmishes on my face (16 yrs old)?

See a dermatologist: Dermatologists have a lot of options to treat acne. Some prescriptions may work much better than proactive for you. Often antibiotics are needed. There are even laser treatments for acne now. Make an appointment! ...Read more

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Big pimple in between my eyes. It hurts a lot and its been there for a week . I already use acne treatment stuff so i don't know why its still there.

Big pimple in between my eyes. It hurts a lot and its been there for a week . I already use acne treatment stuff so i don't know why its still there.

Talk to your doctor: You may need a step up in acne treatment. I don't know what you are using currently but there are many different treatments available. Talk to your doctor since you are not getting better. . ...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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What can I do for adult acne treatment?

What can I do for adult acne treatment?

Seek cause: Adults whose acne flares need to have cushing's and other hormonal disturbances ruled out. Beyond this, it's as for anyone. If topical benzoyl peroxide fails, a well-informed physician can manage all but the most severe cases in the primary care setting. ...Read more

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What's the most effective home acne treatment?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is the best that's over the counter but not nearly so helpful as something as simple as topical Clindamycin with or without BP or a retinoic acid derivative -- i'll use the latter if there are many blackheads. If your acne is worse, a systemic antibiotic can help, and a dermatologist can use the big guns. You shouldn't need to rely on a home remedy even in our loony health care system. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for acne treatment overnight?

Can you give me suggestions for acne treatment overnight?

Can't be done: The fastest relief -- say it's two weeks before prom -- is topical benzoyl peroxide and a physician-prescribed systemic tetracycline, or something similar. Get with your personal physician for guidance about managing acne long-term -- as yours could have been. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
2,406 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more