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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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What are the different types of acne lesions?

What are the different types of acne lesions?

Yes: Dermatologists classify acne into three types: comedonal (black and whiteheads), inflammatory(pimples), and cystic (deep acne cysts). Comedonal acne responds well to topical treatments (benzoyl peroxide, retina, etc), while inflammatory acne may need a combination of topicals and oral medications. Most patients with cystic acne do best with oral antibiotics or accutane. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of acne?

Are there different kinds of acne?

Yes and no: Severity, location, and precipitating factors. For example, the bench-press guy with acne only on his upper arms and back can describe it as "acne mechanica". It's all managed on the same principles -- start easy, but use whatever is required. ...Read more

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What are the different types of blemish treatments?

What are the different types of blemish treatments?

Topicals & medicine: Blemishes can be treated with laser skin care, prescription topical creams and gels, pills, and over the counter salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide. Many over the counter rememdies do not work because the general population is resistent to them since they have been around 40 plus years review this with your doctor to get started on a program that is correct for your type of acne. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of acne scars?

What are the main causes of acne scars?

Infection: Low grade infection with inflammation and injury with damage with subsequent healing/necrosis/fibrosis involving surrounding dermal and subcutaneous structures will produce the resulting scars that are characteristic of acne (ice pick, shallow depressions, epithelial bridges, etc). ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of keloid scars?

What are the different kinds of keloid scars?

Keloids: Flat keloids, refer to those keloids that are not rising significantly above the skin level and do not forms keloid tumors or nodules in the skin. Cases of flat keloids are seen mostly among asians, light colored individuals and europeans. Individuals with dark color skin, africans and african americans can also have flat keloids. ...Read more

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What kind of treatments are effective in relieving acne scars?

What kind of treatments are effective in relieving acne scars?

Depends on the scars: There are multiple types of scars from acne, from discoloration to ice pick scars or demples in the skin. Treatment depends on the type of scar and the patients skin type, for example how much pigment you have. Treatments can range from chemical peels and topical creams laser to or dermabrasion. ...Read more

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What types of vitamins can cause acne?

What types of vitamins can cause acne?

None?: Vitamin a is used to treat acne- topical vitamin a is tretinoin; oral vitamin a is accutane. I have never heard of vitamins causing acne. ...Read more

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What are types of essential oil that can cure acne and acne scar fast?

What are types of essential oil that can cure acne and acne scar fast?

Can't 'cure' scars : By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Check: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/ for unbiased information and don't waste $$ ...Read more

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What are some of the different types of scrotum cancer?

What are some of the different types of scrotum cancer?

Here are some...: For daily concern, go to get checked ASAP if you have a growing and / or ulcerating mass on the sac or a palpable mass inside the sac. To get these done right has not to be hard by following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. If needed, excisional biopsy may be done for microscopic exam. If on the sac, squamous cell carcinoma is commonest; if inside, seminoma is #1 ...Read more

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What are the different types of medical treatment for rosacea?

What are the different types of medical treatment for rosacea?

Acne Rosacea Tx: Fortunately there are quite a few options now available. Topical creams such as Metrogel and MetroCream and finacea to name a few. Obagi which is medial grade skin care has a wonderful line with products under the rosaclear name. Laser helps a great deal with the broken blood vessels or telangiectasias that make the face so red in the cheek, chin and nose area. ...Read more

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What are the different types of bronchiectasis treatment?

What are the different types of bronchiectasis treatment?

Treatment: Treatment is mainly antibiotics and help to clear secretions. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways of ridding/fading/lessen acne scars on the face?

What are some natural ways of ridding/fading/lessen acne scars on the face?

Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. Having said that, there are ways to make them less noticeable. The first is time: scars mature over 6-18 months and don't assume their final form till then. Other methods are pressure, silicone sheeting, mederma, steroid injections or surgery. Surgery is a last resort for most scars, but many can be improved in this way if all else fails. ...Read more

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Which types of alcohol can stop acne?

Which types of alcohol can stop acne?

Topical: Isopropyl (/"rubbing") alcohol most commonly used on skin--dries it and kills bacteria, both of which tend to help reduce acne. ...Read more

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What are the different types of treatments for diabetes?

What are the  different types of treatments for diabetes?

Insulin and oral med: There are different types of treatment based on the type of diabetes. Type 1 is treated with insulin. Type 2 is generally treated with oral medications at the onset. However, as the disease progresses it may require treatment with a combination of medications including injectable medications. Insulin may also be used in combination with pills or by itself for type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acne rosacea?

What are the symptoms of acne rosacea?

Tender red bumps: Patients usually describe they have tender red breakouts or pimples, sensitive skin, stinging, itch, redness on central face such as nose and cheeks. ...Read more

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What are the different types of eczema?

What are the different types of eczema?

Too many: There are too many to discuss but seborrheic , atopic, nummular, and contact are the common ones. ...Read more

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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