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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,096 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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Treatments for what I think is subclinical acne please. Have tried BHAs, benzoyl peroxide , microdermabrasion but nothing has worked.

Treatments for what I think is subclinical acne please. Have tried BHAs, benzoyl peroxide , microdermabrasion but nothing has worked.

Subclinical acne????: If it is subclinical who is it bothering? You? Your dermatologist? I can set up a charitable foundation that you can send checks to if it makes you feel better for the caring of people with subclinical acne and many other subclinical conditions. ...Read more

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What is the best acne fighting ingredient if benzoyl peroxide is intolerable or useless ?

What is the best acne fighting ingredient if benzoyl peroxide is intolerable or useless ?

Other options: Get with your personal physician now. If topical benzoyl peroxide has failed, you'll probably need prescription-strength rx. Never use an antibiotic as sole therapy; your initial rx might be a salicylic acid wash or topical retinoic acid derivative plus topical Clindamycin or systemic tetracycline. We can manage all acne nowadays but it's not easy. If you're offered isotretinoin, consider it. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide is effective for teen acne?

Benzoyl peroxide is effective for teen acne?

Acne: Sure it is. Benzoyl peroxide is effective for teenage acne by itself or in combination with an antibiotic or adapalene. ...Read more

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Is clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide good for acne?

Is clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide good for acne?

Yes: Clindycin and bomzoyl peroxide topically are both commonly used for acne treatment ant prevention. ...Read more

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Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) treat my acne and scars?

Will clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) treat my acne and scars?

Get a real Rx: That stuff is weak and overpriced. If you have gotten scars, you should already be on prescription meds. I am sorry this happened and you need to get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Can benzoyl peroxide eventually get rid of acne permanently?

Can benzoyl peroxide eventually get rid of acne permanently?

No: You'll continue using it until it remits on its own. I was able to stop taking medication when i was 50. Don't get discouraged -- all acne can be managed; half of people are able to get excellent control just on benzoyl peroxide. If this isn't you, your physician can keep you clear. Best wishes. ...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


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

Benzoyl peroxide is an acne agent which is a ...Read more