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At what age do people normally begin to have trouble with acne?

At what age do people normally begin to have trouble with acne?

Early Teens: Early teenage years is when acne typically appears and is a rite of passage for so many young adolescents. Fortunately most cases are transient and can be handled with good skin hygiene. Areas of the face with more oily glands (sebaceous skin) , known as the t-zone. Across the brows and then right down the nose to the mouth represents the areas of most trouble. ...Read more

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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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What age does acne usually go? I

What age does acne usually go? I

Can persist: Usually gets better around age 20-21 but can persist longer. Large cysts or multiple lesions should be evaluated and treated by a dermatologist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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At what age does teen acne go away?

At what age does teen acne go away?

Varies: Teen acne can dissipate by early adulthood, or persist into later adulthood. Acne duration is dependent mostly on genetics. Do what you need to do to keep it quiet now by following your doctor's advice for treatment and skin hygiene. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to still have acne at age 23?

Is it normal for me to still have acne at age 23?

Acne?: It can be , see a good dermatologist and hopefully u will get rid of it. ...Read more

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My acne seems to be getting worse with age, what to do?

My acne seems to be getting worse with age, what to do?

Treat it: Don't ask why. Acne isn't really related to lifestyle or hygiene and diet is at most a minor facto. If you have other evidence of hormonal disturbance (virilization if you are a woman, cushingism), your physician will pick it up. Use topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, if this fails after two weeks get with your physician. I was able to stop using acne rx at age 50. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Acne problem.I have oily t zone and dry cheeks .Age 20.?

Acne problem.I have oily t zone and dry cheeks .Age 20.?

Medicine: I would strongly encourage you to avoid any home remedies. Also, strongly advise you to avoid squeezing or tampering with the lesions. In most occasions if acne are wide spread topical medications may not be as effective as oral antibiotics that are used as first line in most cases. Tetracyclines (doxycycline or minocycline) are most frequently used. Topicals - retin a, (tretinoin) clindogel, duac are used. ...Read more

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I have problems with acne. At what age are they supposed to go away?

I have problems with acne. At what age are they supposed to go away?

Adult acne: Most people with acne during their teenage years find that the acne goes away during their twenties, but some people have acne well into their thirties, forties, or even fifties. Reduce your intake of simple carbohydrates and dairy products, apply a benzoyl peroxide cream daily, and see a dermatologist for additional treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Will my acne ever get any better due to age if i haven't grown in a year?

Will my acne ever get any better due to age if i haven't grown in a year?

Get treated: No teen needs to have acne nowadays; it's the 21st century and if you've been denied treatment, you are right to be angry. Benzoyl peroxide is a start but usually topical Clindamycin or something similar is required as well, perhaps with a topical retinoic acid derivative. Many males require a systemic antibiotic, and if it's tough, Accutane can clear you. You have a right to effective rx. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for my acne getting worse with age, what to do?

Can you give me suggestions for my acne getting worse with age, what to do?

You can manage it: Don't look for explanations for why it flares -- it's not related to lifestyle or hygiene and only marginally to diet. You owe it to yourself to start treating it scientifically until it self-cures. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physiciain. Best wishes. ...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