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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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I have small acne type pistules or acne it is i'm not sure on my forehead and on my face, i used fusil- b ointment, but got no better results? Any ?

I have small acne type pistules or acne it is i'm not sure on my forehead and on my face,  i used fusil- b ointment, but got no better results? Any ?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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My baby started breaking out with acne type symtoms and she is 2 yr. Red small rash bumps all of a sudden?

My baby started breaking out with acne type symtoms and she is 2 yr. Red small rash bumps all of a sudden?

Doctor can check: A healthy 2 yr old toddler won't just break out in an acne rash for no reason, especially since he is much to young for real acne. So, the question becomes: is it a viral rash (like hand-foot-mouth disease), is it a skin infection (like folliculitis), or is it an allergic or drug reaction? To figure this out, a doctor will have to look at the rash. Meanwhile, if itchy, some oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help. ...Read more

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Dear sir, I have discoid lupus sypmtoms in my whole body nd extreme blood comes out from acne type spots. How can I get perminant relief from it ?

Dear sir, I have discoid lupus sypmtoms in my whole body nd extreme blood comes out from acne type spots. How can I get perminant relief from it ?

Discoid lupus: See the dermatologist who diagnosed you and follow his or her directions. There is no cure, and no quick treatment. There are however plenty of ways to control it, and the quicker you do that, the less scarring you will have. ...Read more

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Need some medication for inflamed skin after applying 5% benzoyl peroxide for acne type of skin is sensitive?

Need some medication for inflamed skin after applying 5% benzoyl peroxide for acne type of skin is sensitive?

Several options: Stop using the benzoyl peroxide and get with your physician. You may be able to tolerate salicylic acid or a retinoic acid derivative. For now, aloe vera or a moisturizer should help. There are other medications for acne that are worth trying; remember not to use antibiotics as monotherapy. ...Read more

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Small boils in outer labia of the vagina.. Acne type. It goes away after te pus type is pressed wid fingrs but recurs. Is it jus heat or dangerous.

Small boils in outer labia of the vagina.. Acne type. It goes away after te pus type is pressed wid fingrs but recurs. Is it jus heat or dangerous.

See your gyne: This sounds line it could be a form of folliculitis and may benefit from exfoliation or a different skin care regimen or hair removal. It could be associated with vaginosis or hidradenitis suppuriiva and may be treated with medication or surgery. See your gyne for an evaluation and possible wound culture. ...Read more

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How i can prevent acne and what type of medicines is useful for cure acne?

See below: Please consult this site for effective home treatment. You may need to try more than one treatment to see what suits you the best. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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