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Im getting holes on my face ,acne white heads-is that due to my oiliy sunscreen.how to get rid of this?

Im getting holes on my face ,acne white heads-is that due to my oiliy  sunscreen.how to get rid of this?

Acne: Acne is caused by many things, and an oily base sunscreen would be just one possible contributing factor. Best to see the Skin Dr. (dermatologist) to get the best treatment for your acne. Good luck. ...Read more

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 got pimples, acne, white heads n also my skin is oily please suggest an effective facewash for my skin?

I got pimples, acne, white heads n also my skin is oily please suggest an effective facewash for my skin?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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I need help my face has so many pores,acne,blackheads and white heads what could I do about this? And how can I have smooth face like the actors on tv

I need help my face has so many pores,acne,blackheads and white heads what could I do about this? And how can I have smooth face like the actors on tv

Acne Troubles: Acne is the great esteem crusher of adolescence. You can usually keep it under control with gentle facial cleanser, 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and light facial moisturizer. If these fail, a dermatologist could prescribe antibiotics, topical retinoids, or Accutane as a last resort. If you would like more personalized advice, click the Send Message button at healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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Hi.Ilike to ask you how to treats my acne, pimples, black and white heads?

Hi.Ilike to ask you how to treats my acne, pimples, black and white  heads?

Acne: Acne sometimes takes few years, but you can control it by topical medication such as "benzoyl peroxide which is the base of all commercial acne medications. If it fails you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Developed a bunch of bumps on my chest. Not sure if it's acne but there's no white heads or black heads, just bumps. Use sensitive detergent and soap.?

Developed a bunch of bumps on my chest. Not sure if it's acne but there's no white heads or black heads, just bumps. Use sensitive detergent and soap.?

See a dermatologist: There are many possible diagnoses for the above complaint including eruptive vellus hair cysts. The best approach is to be examined and diagnosed by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have adult acne and a white head popped while was hinging my face how should I treat the area and decrease redness ? Also reduce chance of returning

I have adult acne and a white head popped while was hinging my face how should I treat the area and decrease redness ? Also reduce chance of returning

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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What is better for acne prone, white and black head, and scars?

What is better for acne prone, white and black head, and scars?

Serious Rx: You already have scarring, you describe both pustules (white heads) and comedones (black heads), and you mention scarring. Your acne won't be manageable without the help of your personal physician and prescription-strength medication. Acne is a serious, chronic. Non-lifestyle-related disease and you deserve effective treatment. With numerous comedones, retinoid acid derivatives may be helpful. ...Read more

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How to get rid of white head acne, I am using deriva bpo gel its not working?

How to get rid of white head acne, I am using deriva bpo gel its not working?

Scientific Rx: When benzoyl peroxide fails, as it often does, your physician may add topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative. The oral contraceptive pill, if it is right for you, may clear you. Your physician has other resources as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im 24 on no meds besides the pill.I've suddenly broke out with a rash like acne, its red with white head like pimplewhat can I do and what could it be?

Im 24 on no meds besides the pill.I've suddenly broke out with a rash like acne, its red with white head like pimplewhat can I do and what could it be?

Acne form rash: You should see a dermatologist to have your rash evaluated. It could be acne, rosacea, folliculitis , impetigo or a number of other common and uncommon rashes. The pustules should be cultured to see if a particular type of bacteria is causing them. ...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