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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

Yes: Whiteheads and blackheads are one type of acne called comedones. They are caused by oil and dead skin cells which leave a plug below the skin. These are best treated with comedolytics (medications that open up the pores), such as retina, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acids. Other types of acne include inflammatory acne (red pimples) and cystic acne-- these respond best to oral medications. ...Read more

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What products work on facial acne scars?

What products work on facial acne scars?

Acne scars: It is a very difficult thing to treat. Please do not expect any miracles. A two prong approach to fix it from outside and inside should be used. You can try the following; dermabrasion or fraxel on the skin. Sculptra or fat injections under the skin. ...Read more

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I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

Scars, not so fast: If you have true scars there are not many if any otc products that provide a lasting result. Face cleansers are best suited to control / minimize active acne vs correct scarring. ...Read more

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Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

Not much: A facial may help a little, but not dramatically. Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. ...Read more

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Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

Any advice about how to treat acne? Whiteheads on checks? Blackheads on nose? Pimples on chin, forehead, and around the eyes? Advice?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral ccutane. ...Read more

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Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

Acne: The benzoyl peroxide will help but you will likely need Clindamycin to use as well they have a prescription combination that works very well. If it is really a severe case you may need retin a (tretinoin). See your family doctor and they will refer you to a dermatologist if you need the extra help. Good luck. Make sure you clean the skin really well before you use the acne cream. Hang in there. ...Read more

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Will hydrocortisone acetate get rid of pimples and acne on my face?

Will hydrocortisone acetate get rid of pimples and acne on my face?

ACNE: Using hc on the face sometimes can help in acne rx due to its anti -inflammatory effect. ...Read more

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Will a duac allergic reaction give me eczema on my face?

Will a duac allergic reaction give me eczema on my face?

It could: You can have more of a contact dermatitis, which is a slightly different kind of allergy, to any medication. If the eczema was on beforehand, then it's probably different, but if you stop the duac, and it clears, then comes back when you resume, it's the duac. Vaseline and Hydrocortisone will usually help this, but contact your doc if it doesn't clear up quickly. ...Read more

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Pimples on face?

Pimples on face?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Does acne marks and pimples on back and shoulders considered skin allergies? Thanks. :)

Does acne marks and pimples on back and shoulders considered skin allergies? Thanks. :)

No relationship: There is no evidence that acne is caused by allergies of any sort, and no treatment that is effective against allergies is effective against acne. ...Read more

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Will cetaphil cleanser help heal my itchy acne on my forehead?

Will cetaphil cleanser help heal my itchy acne on my forehead?

Try stronger stuff: Instead of pricey soap, if you want to actually do something about your acne, you'll need something much less pleasant. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated (strength, frequency of application) will probably clear you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What should I use on roscea acne on the nose?

What should I use on roscea acne on the nose?

See doctor. : Rosacea can be managed easily with topical antifungals, stress relief, and alcohol abstinence. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment and life style change options. ...Read more

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Aveeno (oatmeal) on dry face with acne ?

Better options exist: When you have acne, you do not want to dry out your face, as it leads to compensatory oil production. Gentle cleansing is best. A foaming or gel cleanser with therapeutic amounts of compounds like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid or beta hydroxy acid. Stay away from scrubs or buff pads.. For thorough cleansing, use your cleanser with the clarisonic skin care brush. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more