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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,096 doctors shared insights

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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Bar soap or a cleanser to clean my face? And moisturizer or lotion for very dry, acne prone skin? My skin always feels dry and tight!

Bar soap or a cleanser to clean my face? And moisturizer or lotion for very dry, acne prone skin? My skin always feels dry and tight!

Good skin care: Although visiting a dermatologist to determine the cause (hormonal, skin care, topical reaction, etc) may be the best first step. A variety of skin care regimens ranging from gentle cleansers with appropriate moisturizers and exfoliation with the possible prescription of oral or topical retinoids may be a good beginning. However topical antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, etc may help. ...Read more

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Can dial antibacterial soap help acne?

Can dial antibacterial soap help acne?

Basically no: Acne is a non-hygiene-related disease, and the bacteria that cause it are deep and won't be touched by bathing soap. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't helped your acne after two weeks, get with your personal physician. It's a serious, chronic disease that's often a grave personal and professional liability. Do what you have to. ...Read more

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Does jergens mild soap help clear up acne ?

Does jergens mild soap help clear up acne ?

Soap: Jergens soap, and many soaps for that matter, can help keep the skin clean, and may help clear up acne as well. But, Jergens soap is not a cure all for acne however. Acne can be tough to treat and a good soap is often just one step in a multi-factorial approach to the best treatment plan. ...Read more

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Which is the preferred body soap to help clear acne?

Which is the preferred body soap to help clear acne?

Simple soap: Soap is only an adjunct to definitive treatment for acne, which is a complex and serious illness. Basis soap, ivory snow, neutogena are all good hypoallergenic products. Usually acne on the trunk requires a systemic treatment, perhaps an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Are there any natural alternatives to use for acne soap?

No: If the "natural"remedies worked there'd be no acne. In fact, the acne soap that you buy doesn't work well. I hope that what somebody's told you about "natural" being better isn't preventing you from getting scientific rx for your acne. All acne can be controlled and being an 18 year old man is hard enough without misinformation preventing you from getting a clear complexion. All acne's manageable. ...Read more

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Do you think I should start using regular soap for my acne?

Do you think I should start using regular soap for my acne?

Use M2: M2 is a mandelic and malic acid system of products available on skincarerx.Com. I t was rated the 5th most effective product on acn.Org with 86 reviews. It does not require a prescription and works very well for mild to moderate acne. ...Read more

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Are there any prescribed acne body soap or washes available? What are they?

Yes: Most of the prescribed washes contain Benzoyl Peroxide as their main ingredient. It's the same thing as you can get over the counter... just stronger. Hope this helps! ...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