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What age does acne vulgaris disappear usually?

What age does acne vulgaris disappear usually?

Acne : Acne usually resolves by the early 20's in men but may last well into the 30's in women. ...Read more

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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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What is acne vulgaris and how can it be treated?

What is acne vulgaris and how can it be treated?

Serious illness: It's the common pimply / blackhead rash that teens tend to get on the face and elsewhere. It's unrelated to diet, hygiene or lifestyle, and is best managed first with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If this fails, a visit to your personal physician to add a second rx or a different program is in order. Visible acne nowadays is a grave professional liability to be managed until it remits. ...Read more

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I have severe acne vulgaris. How can I get help?

I have severe acne vulgaris. How can I get help?

Depends Upon Extent: If large surface areas are involved including the face, chest, and back with large inflammatory painful lesions, then systemic antibiotics would be practical. These may be prescribed by your physician. If you have already been treated with antibiotics and topical retinoids, then other medications including Accutane may be used especially if there are painful nodules and cysts. ...Read more

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What number of days it takes to cure acne vulgaris?

What number of days it takes to cure acne vulgaris?

It's not curable: Get over this idea and learn to manage it successfully as a chronic disease that will eventually remit. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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Are there any good homemade remedies for acne vulgaris?

Are there any good homemade remedies for acne vulgaris?

No: All the home remedies will disappoint you. Today all acne is easy to manage using rx's and you have a right to effective treatment even in a horribly dysfunctional health care system. ...Read more

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How can I control acne vulgaris and what is it exactly?

How can I control acne vulgaris and what is it exactly?

Many ways: The best way is to treat the source: hormonal imbalance, stress etc. Acne vulgarisms is a bacterial infection of the skin. First you can try acne washes, then, topical medication, if that does not work, chemical peel or laser.Next would be oral antibiotics or accutane. You will need to be under physician'ssupervision. ...Read more

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Is it possible for masturbate to cause acne vulgaris?

Is it possible for masturbate to cause acne vulgaris?

No: Since both generally begin at puberty, people have wondered about causation, but there's no reasonable mechanism, essentially all teens are enjoying their bodies, and only some get acne and its severity varies tremendously. If anyone tells you this as a fact, or tells you that the practice is otherwise bad for your health, they are misinformed or trying to manipulate you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne vulgaris ?

How can I get rid of acne vulgaris ?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you're going to need prescription-strength medication from your personal physician. All acne can be managed nowadays. It's unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle, and you owe it to yourself to get 21st century treatment. ...Read more

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What is the potential for light therapies for treating acne vulgaris?

What is the potential for light therapies for treating acne vulgaris?

Unfortunately: Light based interventions aren't particularly effective for most. And in general are often felt to be an "adjunctive" treatment option may be best utilized for patients who cannot tolerate or decline medical therapies. ...Read more

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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