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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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Large acne with pus on face?

Large acne with pus on face?

Nodular acne?: See a dermatologist ASAP ..you may need some powerful meds including antibiotic to treat before scatting occurs ...Read more

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How to treat acne that bleeds with pus?

How to treat acne that bleeds with pus?

Aggressively: Benzoyl peroxide will probably not be sufficient, but apply it while you're waiting to see your physician; you'll need prescription-strength treatment. A topical or systemic antibiotic may be in your future, or a retinoic acid derivative; if this is cystic acne, you will probably be a candidate for Isotretinoin -- powerful stuff and not for the faint-hearted. ...Read more

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I am suffering from acne since 3 years, filled with pus(white fuild) and blood, pains when touched.,hard in formation.

I am suffering from acne since 3 years, filled with pus(white fuild) and blood, pains when touched.,hard in formation.

Acne: Have you been treated at all for Acne. First treatment is focused on drying the skin with Benzyl Peroxide. Common treatments are topical or oral antibiotics such as tetracycline or clindamycin. The age of a patient and gender also will dictate what medicine you should be on. If you have Cystic Acne. , you might need to on Acutane treated only by dermatologist., since it can have side effects ...Read more

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I have a pimple that seems no need to remove the pus. I am worried that it will leave an acne pit. How will I know if it won't leave acne pit. Thanks?

I have a pimple that seems no need to remove the pus. I am worried that it will leave an acne pit. How will I know if it won't leave acne pit.

Thanks?

Watch it: You are less likely to get a crater / icepick if it reabsorbs rather than ruptures, but not much. If this pimple is special enough to write about, perhaps it is actually something else, such as an early inclusion cyst. If it is stable for two weeks, consider a physican's office visit. ...Read more

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Does HIV cause acne with pus?

Does HIV cause acne with pus?

No: Hiv infection by itself does not cause acne. Some of the complications due to immunosuppression can lead to acne-like lesions. Also, some HIV medications can also cause acne-like lesions. Definitely discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pimple problem. Im 25 year old female and still i have acne on my face. I have developed pus pimple on my chin its abt 10 to 15 of them smal ?

I have pimple problem. Im 25 year  old female and still i have acne on my face. I have developed pus pimple on my chin its abt 10 to 15 of them smal ?

Manage it: Topical benzoyl peroxide, maybe 5%, 1-2x/day. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. Ignore all "pop" wisdom about "what you did to cause your acne". It is non-lifestyle-related and you need to manage it until it self-cures, which it will eventually do. It's unpredictable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have bumps in my chin, that are soft, not painful, and have no pus in it. They are not developing either into pimples or acne nor they are clearing?

I have bumps in my chin, that are soft, not painful, and have no pus in it. They are not developing either into pimples or acne nor they are clearing?

Comedomes: This may be caused by closed comedomes (deep closed blackheads) which require glycolic or retinoic acid for removal. Microdermabrasions and chemical peels are also helpful. ...Read more

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Breaking out! pus-y filled acne on face recently. Don't have major acne issues, but just started eating meat again&coffee? What the cause/how to fix?!

Diet vs acne: Although many patients will relate acne outbreaks to diet this is highly individual and learned through trial and error with avoidance being the best route. Stress and hormonal alterations are also contributing factors to consider. Accutane remains the single most effective treatment and should be prescribed and supervised by a physician. ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...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