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Doctor insights on: Adult Acne Prevention

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What age should I start wearing anti aging products/ prevention of wrinkles, eyes, adult acne..?

What age should I start wearing anti aging products/ prevention of wrinkles, eyes, adult acne..?

Snake Oil: You are now 24 years old. Humans have been being sold snake oil for centuries. Our's is called 'anti-aging' products. Do you really believe a product you put on your skin can stop or arrest the aging process? ...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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Please tell me what are some good facial acne prevention tips?

Please tell me what are some good facial acne prevention tips?

Good hygiene: Clean your face with a good cleanser that does not contain soap. Simple remedies such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are commonly used and quite effective if done on a regular basis. Further assistance from a dermatologist or a cosmetic specialist can be helpful. There are other remedies available such as ipl, chemical peels , and accutane. ...Read more

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I use a daily grapefruit extract facial scrub for acne prevention. Being topical, will that have any effect on my daily statin med?

I use a daily grapefruit extract facial scrub for acne prevention. Being topical, will that have any effect on my daily statin med?

No: The interaction between grapefruit and Atorvastatin is minor to begin with. Topical extract will have minimal, if any systemic absorption to have a significant interaction with other medications. ...Read more

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Is doxycycline only used for acne treatment and malaria prevention?

Is doxycycline only used for acne treatment and malaria prevention?

No: Doxycycline is used to treat several different species of bacteria and several different bacterial illnesses. It c overs most strains of staphylococcus aureus including mrsa, hemophilus influenza, chlamydia and chlamydophilia, mycoplasma and some strains of gram negative bacteria. It is also used to treat acne and prevent malaria. ...Read more

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Capillary on face? Always had quite a few, but noticed after a recent acne flare up new ones appeared in place. Any topical cream? Prevention?

Capillary on face?  Always had quite a few, but  noticed after a recent acne flare  up new ones appeared in place. Any topical cream?  Prevention?

Rosacea?: Just a thought; this is easily confused with or exacerbated by real acne. Read online and see if this is what you have. I like your handle; are you considering medicine as a career? There's noting more rewarding or meaningful to do with your life. ...Read more

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What is the cause for a sudden onset of acne around the cheeks and jaw line? What can be done as a method of prevention and quick treatment?

What is the cause for a sudden onset of acne around the cheeks and jaw line? What can be done as a method of prevention and quick treatment?

Perioral acne: Many triggers for this including hormonal changes, stress and metal allergies. Keep your skin clean and dry. There are many good acne soaps available. Astringents can help with the oiliness. See your provider for more specific work up and assistance. ...Read more

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What causes acne on the buttocks and can it be prevented/treated?

What causes acne on the buttocks and can it be prevented/treated?

Pimples: Depends. Recent or long standing? Usually it represents a form of folliculitis . Have your doctor culture the pustules to see what bacteria is causing them. Your doctor can then prescribe appropriate therapy. This can include topical medicine as well as systemic antibiotics. ...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


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