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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,177 doctors shared insights

Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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How to remove acne?

How to remove acne?

Acne Troubles: You can usually keep acne 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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How can I fix my acne?

How can I fix my acne?

See below: Please consult this site for effective do-it-yourself treatments. You may need to try more than one treatment to see what works better for you.

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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How can acne be treated?

How can acne be treated?

Many ways: Start with a mild daily cleanser (like cetaphil or dove sensitive skin). You can use benzoyl peroxide, a topical antibiotic or an oral antibiotic. Additionally, you can use salicylic acid or glycolic acid. Retinoids (like retin a (tretinoin) or differin) can be used as can Accutane (an oral type or retinoid). Other treatments include blue light therapy or comedone extraction. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of acne?

Are there different kinds of acne?

Yes and no: Severity, location, and precipitating factors. For example, the bench-press guy with acne only on his upper arms and back can describe it as "acne mechanica". It's all managed on the same principles -- start easy, but use whatever is required. ...Read more

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My acne bursts how should I cure it?

My acne bursts how should I cure it?

Serious Rx: Get with your physician. You have bad acne and this is a serious chronic disease. Ignore all "pop" advice. It is not lifestyle related and you must manage it medically until itself cures. ...Read more

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What causes acne and how does it happen?

What causes acne and how does it happen?

Fighting bacteria: Each hair follicle is connected to a sebaceous gland. The sebaceous glands produce sebum, which keep the skin surface oily and protects the skin.
The importance of adequate face washing: when dead skin clogs up a pore, bacteria grows in the oily skin.
The whiteness of an acne lesion is the pus formed by the dead white cells that fight the acne bacteria. ...Read more

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What is the medication amitriptyline used for?

What is the medication amitriptyline used for?

Elavil (amitriptyline): Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant use in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders neuropathic pain, and post herpetic neuralgia. ...Read more

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Is 100mg of amitriptyline at bedtime too much?

Is 100mg of amitriptyline at bedtime too much?

No: Maintenance dose: is 150 to 300 mg per day orally in single or divided doses. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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What could happen if you leave acne untreated?

What could happen if you leave acne untreated?

Scars : Acne can always be treated effectively and if you want treatment, it is your right. Being a teen is rough enough without getting bad advice or criticism. Fairly severe acne will produce some scarring, which you may or may not want. Nobody wants severe acne, but if you have mild disease and do not want treatment, it's your business and yours only. ...Read more

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Are there any great natural solutions for acne?

Are there any great natural solutions for acne?

Scientific Rx: Acne is a serious, chronic disease that needs to be managed scientifically until it remits on its own. The stuff that works (benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid derivatives, salicylic acid, prescription antibiotics) all are gifts from mother nature. If you're responsible for a young person's health, you have a duty to provide effective treatment including physician consultation. ...Read more

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How to reduce acne?

How to reduce acne?

Start with...: Topical benzoyl peroxide. If this does not clear it, your physician can add topical Clindamycin or another antibiotic; if it's on your trunk, you'll probably need a systemic antibiotic as well, and if it's severe, dermatologists have stuff that's not pleasant and a bit risky but is certain to clear you up. This is the 21st century and you have a right to be acne-free. ...Read more

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I suffer from acne

I suffer from acne

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

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Cream for acne marks?

Cream for acne marks?

None work: The brown spots after acne fade with time, but only a dermatologist can make scars less visible. If that is what you want (most folks you meet won't care unless scarring is severe), lasers, fillers, and surgery are available. These work and you have a right to something more effective than an ineffective topical. ...Read more

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How to remove my acne?

How to remove my acne?

Absolutely see derm: Depending on the kind of acne will determine the kind of acne treatment you need ...Read more

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Ddoes seman clear acne?

Ddoes seman clear acne?

No: Putting your semen on the lesions isn't going to help. This is the 21st century and you have a right to be treated effectively. I start with topical Clindamycin plus either benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative. If required, an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline will clear most acne. Dermatologists have the big guns. You owe it to yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having an acne problem?

Clean skin: Important to keep your skin clean
wash 2 – 3 times with soap and water daily
there are many items you can buy to help, many are very expensive and do not help a
lot. You may due better to see your primary care person. Some prescribed meds
are not real expensive and will clear your
skin very well. ...Read more

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How to remove my acne?

How to remove my acne?

Scientific Rx: This is the 21st century. The only over-the-counter remedy that's much good is benzoyl peroxide and it's generally inadequate. I add topical clindamycin, plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. If results are not good in two weeks, I add a systemic antibiotic as appropriate, and dermatologists have big guns for tough cases. You deserve to be acne-free if you wish. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to remove acne marks?

How to remove acne marks?

Specialist work: A dermatologist can make the scars less apparent using a laser, filler, or dermabrasion. Before you do this, consider whether this is what you really want. If you are a woman, most men don't care but you'll probably get a good result. If you are a man, look at the hollywood stars who have kept their acne marks to look tougher (jet li, charlie sheen, stephen segal, many others.). ...Read more

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Any tips for acne roscea?

Any tips for acne roscea?

Complex problem: It is best to first confirm the diagnosis. Avoidance of provoking food or alcohol us also a good first step. A variety of medications both topical and oral such as Metrogel and Oracea are commonly prescribed as well. Other treatments such as Botox or ala/photodynamic therapy have also been used but are controversial and not fda approved. ...Read more

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What could cause my acne?

What could cause my acne?

Your changing body: I hope you welcome the changes that turn you from a child into an adult. The chemical chaos often produces an environment in which the oils and bacteria that cause acne flourish. Thankfully, all acne is manageable today, and it's wrong for anyone to deny you the cheap, effective treatments that are available. ...Read more

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What food causes of acne?

What food causes of acne?

Sugars: Too many carbohydrates change the chemistry in your body and can lead to acne. Another food problem is food allergy, and toxins in food (for instance bromine in proceeded foods can cause acne). ...Read more

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What causes acne in women?

What causes acne in women?

Excess testosterone: All women have male hormone, testosterone, in their bodies. An excess can cause acne. This is oftentreated with estrogen, commonly in oral contraceptives. In the bloodstream are compounds called sex hormone binding globulins. Estrogen increases these elements. When sex hormone binding globulin attaches to testosterone, the testosterone is inactivated, ergo less acne. ...Read more

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Is proseaca good for acne?

Is proseaca good for acne?

Proseaca: The gel is usually used for the treatment of roseaca. Since it contains sulfur it may be helpful in the treatment of acne. That said, see your dermatologist for a better selection of meds to treat your acne. ...Read more

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My son is 15 and have acne?

My son is 15 and have acne?

Agree: Acne can be mild, moderate, or severe. Many patients do well with proactive. (my experience is very black and white... It works or it doesn't). Chinese medicine/herbs also works very well. Consider seeing a practitioner in your area. Dermatology referral can also be valuable. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Elavil (Definition)

Elavil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Endep (Definition)

Endep is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more