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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)

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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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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Face acne problem.How can I solve it?

Face acne problem.How can I solve it?

SeeSee derm: Over the counter you can only get salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. If these don't control the acne you will need to see a dermatologist to discuss treatment options. ...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

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