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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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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


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How to solve the problem of androgenic alopecia?

How to solve the problem of androgenic alopecia?

Lower androgens: Presuming you are male, androgenic alopecia, translated to male pattern hair loss, obviously is directly related to two things--genetics and testosterone (and its derivatives). Since you can't beat your genetics, lowering your testosterone does seem to help. Obviously this has side effects. Finasteride is the best studied medication used to treat this type of hair loss. ...Read more

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Can neutrogena t/sal shampoo be good for acne on face?

Can neutrogena t/sal shampoo be good for acne on face?

T sal: T sal shampoo may be harsh for the face. Neutragena does make a sal acid cleanser for acne, it would be more appropriate for the face. ...Read more

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Acne problem because of masturbation?

Acne problem because of masturbation?

No: I am sorry people tell young men made-up stuff like this. I also hope you are managing your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat mild cystic acne without accutane?

Is it possible to treat mild cystic acne without accutane?

Yes: Other options include oral antibiotics such as Doxycycline and minocycline. You coule also use Retin-A (tretinoin) which is the topical version of Accutane (isotretinoin). Also the cysts can be injected with a dilute corticosteroid medication called kenalog (triamcinolone). Laser treatment for cystic acne is still somewhat investigational and probably would not be covered by insurance. ...Read more

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I have acne spot(black spot) on my face, but no acne for a few months.Please recommend the best cream or medicine that will totally resolve the problem?

I have acne spot(black spot) on my face, but no acne for a few months.Please recommend the best cream or medicine that will totally resolve the problem?

Acne scar: Unfortunately there's no magic cream to completely and consistently remove acne scars. Sometimes laser treatment by dermatologists can help with the acne scaring. Usually they offer free consultations (the laser treatments aren't covered by insurance, however), and they can tell you if you're acne spot would be helped by laser. ...Read more

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Struggling with acne pimples and scars from over year. What is the solution to this problem?

Struggling with acne pimples and scars from over year. What is the solution to this problem?

Improvement only: Ance needs good medical and antibiotic management first to decrease further damage then deem abrasion lasar and surgery can make improvement but can erase all the damage. ...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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Is there a medication that helps acne scars go away ?

Is there a medication that helps acne scars go away ?

NO: No. There are procedures that can make them less noticeable. See a cosmetic dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can i treat a scalp acne problem?

How can i treat a scalp acne problem?

Scalp: There are many OTC shampoos to try. If they have not worked then see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Which medicine is good for acne? My skin is oily n having little acne problem

Which medicine is good for acne? My skin is oily  n having little acne problem

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to find a acne wash without benzoyl?

Is it possible to find a acne wash without benzoyl?

Salicylic acid wash: Salicylic acid helps shed dead skin cells which help to unclog pores that are normally blocked by acne. It is a good exfoliant but works well applied (such as on a pad or cosmetic grade) rather than as a wash because it is not quite potent in a wash. Neutrogena makes a salicylic acid wash and is labeled as "oil-free acne wash". ...Read more

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Should i tak benzoyl peroxide fr acne treatment without consultin dermatiologist....?

Should i tak benzoyl peroxide fr acne treatment without consultin dermatiologist....?

Possibly: If your acne is mild, you could start with an over-the-counter benzoyl product, and see a dermatologist if you're not satisfied with the response. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat my hormonal acne?

Is there a way to treat my hormonal acne?

Birth control: Birth control pills or antibiotics can both work on hormonal acne. Either are to be used in combination with topical medications which decrease bacteria and unclog pores where acne forms.Antibiotics are not used at the same time as oral contraceptives because they may decrease the effectiveness of the ocs. ...Read more

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How to control acne? Is Accutane worth it?

How to control acne? Is Accutane worth it?

Acne: speak to your dermatologists . There may be other modalities to try before accutane ...Read more

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Does Curacne and other acne treatments cure acne permanently, I've taken Curacne 30mg for 3 months but after a year the acne problem returned!!

Does Curacne and other acne treatments cure acne permanently, I've taken Curacne 30mg for 3 months but after a year the acne problem returned!!

You answered it: You asked if something called Curacne effected a permanent cure for acne and you said that your acne returned within the year. It reminds me of Bill when he said that it all depends on what the meaning of the word is is. Acne is a rite of passage and most of us get it and get thru it to adulthood. If you're having problems see your doc. ...Read more

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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

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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 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?

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 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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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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What to do if I'm having an acne problem can anyone help?

What to do if I'm having an acne problem can anyone help?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, or it's on your trunk, or it's severe, pick up the phone and call your personal physician. Ignore everything people tell you about diet, hygiene and lifestyle, and all "pop" cures. Don't let superstition interfere with your treatment. If your disease is severe and you are offered isotretinoin, consider being brave. ...Read more

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Why do some people have really serious acne problems while others are barely touched?

Why do some people have really serious acne problems while others are barely touched?

Generics, hormones: Two.Contributory factors are geneticsfamilttebdeboces and elevated hormones.In women polycywtic ovaries can be associated with severe acne. ...Read more

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Can living in the same place as someone with a lot of acnes make me get acnes too? I never had acne problems but after my cousin moved in, I do now.

Can living in the same place as someone with a lot of acnes make me get acnes too? I never had acne problems but after my cousin moved in, I do now.

Good news: Hi Llana, Sorry to hear you are having trouble with acne. The good news is that acne is not a contagious condition. It is normal to have and is something that the vast majority of people in your age range experience to some degree. To minimize acne, I would recommend starting out with an acne face wash 1-2 times per day. You can find these at almost any convenience store. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My age is 24 n status is single. I have pocs problem since 2-3 years. M gaining weight, my skin is not so very clear, getting acnes also.Help me out ?

My age is 24 n status is single.
I have pocs problem since 2-3 years. M gaining weight, my skin is not so very clear, getting acnes also.Help me out ?

See a medspa doctor: A medspa doctor can you get started on medications as well as laser skin care to reduce the oil glands (Cool Breeze Laser) and clean out the pores (Isolaz). She can also recommend products to use between visits and discuss medcations you have started for the PCOS which will also help the situation. If the metformin does not adress your weight ask for an appetite suppressnat and a supervised diet. ...Read more

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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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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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Acne problem because of masturbation?

No: I am sorry people tell young men made-up stuff like this. I also hope you are managing your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...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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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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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 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

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