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I want to ask about the problem of acnes?

I want to ask about the problem of acnes?

Acne Vulgaris: A very common condition that affects at least 80% of the population , at some point. Treatment can be topical or oral (if more severe) by a Dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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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 of the prescribed meds are not real expensive and will clear your skin very well. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is acne?

What sort of problem is acne?

A skin disorder: Acne is a hormonally stimulated breakout of the glands of the face and upper chest (the blush areas of the skin) in which the overactive skin secretory glands get blocked and frequently get locally infected. It commonly starts in adolescents, can respond to treatment, but may produce skin scarring. See your dermatologist if you have significant lesions. ...Read more

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Acne problem. What should I do?

Acne problem. What should I do?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair . Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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I have acne problem what to do ?

I have acne problem what to do ?

Manage it: If topical benzoyl peroxide / salicylic acid / retinoic acid have not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength Rx that will. Acne is unrelated to lifestyle, diet, sex or hygiene. Ignore all "pop" and lay advice. You need to do this, as acne in an adult is a grave personal and professional liability. ...Read more

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What to do if I have acne problems?

What to do if I have acne problems?

Stop neglecting it: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related illness that you need to manage effectively, especially nowadays. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do about my acne problems?

Several options: There are several acne treatments available such as over-the-counter products, prescription creams and oral medications and laser and light based treatments. The type of treatment you need depends on the severity of your acne. If you have tried otc products and they have not worked or your acne is more severe and is leaving scarring, you should consult a dermatologist for prescription treatment. ...Read more

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What should i do to cure acne problems?

What should i do to cure acne problems?

Hard to say: Acne is a label used to describe a collection of skin changes that are common in teens but sometimes persist well into your 30's.There is no one size fits all treatment.Examination of the skin features provides a basis for any one or several treatment modalities.Your best approach is to learn about the process & partner with a doc to come up with a skin plan that works with your individual issues ...Read more

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Having facial acne problem for months ?

Having facial acne problem for months 
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Acne: Keep skin clean and avoid transfats and oily foods. Please see your doc or a dermatologist for more specific advice. Keep a strong spirit and positive and respectful attitude toward self and others as this condition fades. Avoid skin products that contain alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Please help me deal with my acne problem?

Please help me deal with my acne problem?

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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What to do if I have a huge acne problem!?

What to do if I have a huge acne problem!?

Stop neglecting it: If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Don't let the superstitions of those around you prevent your getting effective treatment. This is the 21st century and all acne can be managed, though it can't be cured until it self-cures. It may respond to simple meds, or if you're offered isotretinoin, be brave and think hard about taking it. ...Read more

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Is there an easy solution to acne problems?

Is there an easy solution to acne problems?

Need Rx: Over-the-counter preparations do not work well. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. Freedom from acne should be a person's right. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have acne problems?

What do you suggest if I have acne problems?

Stop neglecting it: Start with two weeks on topical benzoyl peroxide. If you're not clear or it's on your trunk, or it's severe, Your personal physician has a host of prescription-strength Rx's. If those around you are superstition and are interfering, pick up the phone yourself. If you are offered isotretinoin, remember it's not for the faint-hearted by the risk-benefit ratio is strongly in your favor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What should I do about serious acne problems?

What should I do about serious acne problems?

See your doctor/derm: Serious acne will often result in life long scarring. Therefore, you really should seek professional help. There are excellent acne treatments to address and clear the skin of acne no matter what type of acne and degree of severity. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do about very horrible acne problems?

What can I do about very horrible acne problems?

OTCs help some: The best you can do with over the counter products is a cleanser with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than cleansers to fix acne. Combination treatments including bcp, antibiotics, diet, etc may all be required. Severe cases need more. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best solution for severe acne problem?

What is the best solution for severe acne problem?

Isotretinoin: If you're using the word 'severe', your acne is a grave personal and professional liability. Your personal physician may try any of several rx's (a combination of tetracycline and topical benzoyl peroxide, or some other rx, might perhaps clear you), but don't hesitate to try isotretoin if offered. It's not for sissies, but it's better than not being able to get the job you want. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips to help treat my acne problem?

Can you suggest tips to help treat my acne problem?

Scientific Rx: If you're old enough to write healthtap, you're old enough to get on the phone and make an appointment with your physician. Acne is a serious, chronic disease that's a personal & professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you owe it to yourself to get seen. Home / folk remedies are only adjuncts. A savvy physician can clear you. Economically. Really. ...Read more

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What should you do to get treated for acne problems?

What should you do to get treated for acne problems?

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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I have a lot of acne how can i sove this problem? Xxx

I have a lot of acne how can i sove this problem? Xxx

Over the counter med: From what you describe you may need an antibiotic to help your problem. if you have a physician who will give you a prescription that would be the best. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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