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How can address adult acne?

How can address adult acne?

Find the cause: Adult acne results from a different combination of issues ranging from hormonal imbalances to problematic skin care routines. In females, it is often very helpful to evaluate the hormones and see if there is something that can be adjusted to help clear the acne. The acne routines for adults are often quite different than what is given for teenagers. ...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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Adult acne what causes this?

Adult acne what causes this?

Hormones.: Adult acne is often a sign of hormonal changes within the body. Medications can do it too. In general, it is more difficult to treat than simple teenage acne, so you'd best see your dermatologist, who will prescribe a treatment regimen, and if necessary, run some tests to rule out internal hormonal problems. ...Read more

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What should I do about my adult acne?

What should I do about my adult acne?

Adult Acne Treatment: Like many adults you have probably tried a host of otc products without success. For sustained clearance of acne and prevention of scarring and pigmentation, please see a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon that specialize in acne care. Gentle daily skin care and staying with a prescribed regimen (6-8 weeks) will show good results. ...Read more

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What are the causes of adult acne in males?

What are the causes of adult acne in males?

ADULT MALE ACNE: Steroids can cause and aggravate acne. Certain medications you may be taking. Excessive milk and dairy products. Nuts! stop nuts and chocolate. Then send me a thank-you note. ...Read more

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What can I do to completely clear my adult acne?

What can I do to completely clear my adult acne?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do about my adult acne?

Please tell me what can I do about my adult acne?

See a dermatologist: The treatment of acne is guided by the types of lesions present. Since i cannot examine you i cannot make any specific recommendations. Over the counter acne treatments can do well depending on the kinds of acne lesions you have. Primary care doctors can provide very good initial care. You can also seek out a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the best way to stop suffering from adult acne?

How do I find what's the best way to stop suffering from adult acne?

Treat it: You can't cure it but it eventually remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription rx. ...Read more

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I have adult acne and have tried every product imaginable and nothing helps. What will clear adult acne?

I have adult acne and have tried every product imaginable and nothing helps. What will clear adult acne?

Big guns: I was able finally to stop taking medication for acne at age 50. I trust topical benzoyl peroxide monotherapy has failed. You're going to need prescription-strength medication from your physician. If topical retinoic acid, antibiotics, and topical spironolactone do not work, and you're not planning a pregnancy, try Isotretinoin if it's offered to you. ...Read more

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Is my adult acne be hormonal?

Is my adult acne be hormonal?

Yes: Most acne is actually tied up with the hormones. The real question is, "if i'm a woman, do I show other signs of too many male hormones? Male or female, do I show other signs of cushingism?" if yet, get worked up. In any case, acne's manageble with scientific rx. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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