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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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Is baby lotion good for facial acne prone skin?

Is baby lotion good for facial acne prone skin?

Acne: A gentle fragrance free non soap cleanser and moisturizer is good to maintain acne prone skin. Cereve is an example. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry skin and What to do if I have acne. I was wondering if I could put on johnson's baby lotion before going to bed to moisturise my face?

What to do if I have dry skin and What to do if I have acne. I was wondering if I could put on johnson's baby lotion before going to bed to moisturise my face?

Not the best choice: Moisturizing is a great idea, but adult acne prone skin takes special care. Opt for a fragrance free pH balanced non-comedogenic moisturizer from the sensitive skin care section of your local drug store instead. ...Read more

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I used johnsons baby lotion on my 5 week old baby. He developed acne on face. Not sure I its heat rash or acne. How to check and what's the treatment.

Avoid lotion face: I would advise avoiding johnsons baby lotion on the face. It is not needed. Baby acne is secondary to hormonal changes and usually resolves spontaneously. ...Read more

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What does oxy acne lotion help on?

What does oxy acne lotion help on?

Acne: And sometimes other things. This is benzoyl peroxide at a reasonable price. There are many products with this content. "pro-activ" is a heavily promoted one with a high price tag. ...Read more

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How can oxistat lotion be used for severe acne?

How can oxistat lotion be used for severe acne?

Worthless: Oxistat is oxiconzaole. It's a fungicide, and a pretty good one, but it won't touch your acne. Further, your question says to me that you've not taking advantage of medications that do work. If your acne is severe, I'm going to assume that topical benzyl peroxide, retinoic acid and/or salicylic acid have failed. Get with your personal physician. If you're offered isotretinoin, be brave & do it. ...Read more

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Do I have to wash calamine lotion off after applying it? I have many small acnes on my back

Do I have to wash calamine lotion off after applying it? I have many small acnes on my back

Calamine lotion: Calamine is used to help with itching associated with topical allergies, insect bites and such. The medication is effective for around 3-6 hours after application. It is recommended you remove it after that time to avoid dryness and pluging of your pores if you have tendency to have acne in the area you applied it. ...Read more

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Can I remove acne marks by applying whitening lotion?

Can I remove acne marks by applying whitening lotion?

Acne Scars: Yes. Avoid hydroquinone cremes. Cortisone helps. There are other ingredients to look for over-the-counter that help lighten hyperpigmentation. Kojic acid (a natural skin lightener derived from mushroom extract), arbutin (aka bearberry extract), and even vitamin c (ascorbic acid) are great alternative ingredients to look for in over-the-counter lightening creams. ...Read more

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Could applying lotion to my face be worsening my acne?

Could applying lotion to my face be worsening my acne?

Yes: Adding oil containing lotion to your face can trigger acne. Use oil free moisturizer to help with dry scaling or peeling skin. ...Read more

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Is cataphil cleansing lotion effective for curing acne?

Is cataphil cleansing lotion effective for curing acne?

No: You can try an over the counter benzoyl peroxide product to see if that helps. It will take several weeks before you see a difference. If you are not any better then see your family physician or if you can a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I tried everything but I don't know what to do for acne. Can a soap or a lotion help me with this?

I tried everything but I don't know what to do for acne. Can a soap or a lotion help me with this?

Tried everthing?: Soaps and lotions won't help, but if this is actually acne, scientific rx will make it vanish. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, your physician will add prescription-strength rx until something does. Remember it's manageable but not curable. ...Read more

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Does calamine lotion really help w/ acne?

Does calamine lotion really help w/ acne?

Get a real Rx: Calamine lotion will disappoint you. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best over-the-counter remedy. If this does not clear you in two weeks, see your physician. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related, chronic disease that's a major personal and professional liability. Use "pop" remedies only as an adjunct. ...Read more

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How can you use calamine lotion for acne?

Bad choice: This will just make you look worse. Acne is best treated with topical benzoyl peroxide. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician. All acne can be managed, though the only cure is time. ...Read more

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What are some good face lotion for acne prone skin?

What are some good face lotion for acne prone skin?

Salicylic acid: The best acnti-acne washes / cleansers have this. If you need something stronger, topical benzoyl peroxide and / or a physician's office visit is in order. ...Read more

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When to use lotion with acne medication? Does that help or make things worse?

When to use lotion with acne medication? Does that help or make things worse?

Depends on the type: Using a "non-comedogenic" facial lotion or moisturizer will usually not give you problems with acne breakouts. However, everyone's skin is a bit different so you will not know until you give it a try. Also, use "oil free" facial moisturizers as this will also help. ...Read more

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Will clindamycin lotion help with my acne? And about how long should it take to notice a difference?

Will clindamycin lotion help with my acne? And about how long should it take to notice a difference?

May help: Clindamycin, in topical or oral forms, is often used in a treatment regimen for acne. People often see some improvement within a couple of weeks, but often experience a flare after about a month of treatment. After this initial flare, the complexion should remain clear if the treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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I get small several acne on face. It itches if I leave my face dry but when I apply lotion I beakout. Any help thanks!?

I get small several acne on face. It itches if I leave my face dry but when I apply lotion I beakout. Any help thanks!?

Change soap: You might want to use less soap or change soaps, which can dry out the skin. Also, you might want to dry a different lotion, one with as few perfumes as possible. ...Read more

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