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I feel like bacteria is causing acne on face and chin what should I take?

I feel like bacteria is causing acne on face and chin what should I take?

Tetracycline: Your question sounds like you'd rather take oral meds than apply topicals like benzoyl peroxide ( which is economical and somewhat effective). Oral tetracyclines are first line therapy for facial inflammatory acne. ...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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Is there a specific type of bacteria that floats in the air that can cause acne?

Is there a specific type of bacteria that floats in the air that can cause acne?

Yes: Propionobacterium acnes is a ubiquitous microbe that's all over the place. It might as well 'float in the air', since you can't manage acne by trying to avoid it. ...Read more

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What are the causes of acne (for those that are hard to remove n will go out from the same place again n again)? Bacteria or hormone or anything else?

What are the causes of acne (for those that are hard to remove n will go out from the same place again n again)? Bacteria or hormone or anything else?

Both: Acne arises from hormonal changes especially in youth and bacteria that are very common and cannot be eradicated permanently. A woman who can take and wants the oral contraceptive pill may find it makes acne remit; otherwise, if there are not a great number of blackheads, benzoyl peroxide (no rx needed) with or without topical Clindamycin (prescription) is a good start. ...Read more

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Since bacteria cause acne, can facial soap with triclosan effectively prevent acne? Is triclosan safe for facial use?

Since bacteria cause acne, can facial soap with triclosan effectively prevent acne?  Is triclosan safe for facial use?

There's a lot of: controversy over trioclosan, It can be quite drying and is not my preferred treatment for acne ...Read more

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Could homeopathy help to cure acne and little holes caused by acne if the acne was caused by both causes hormonal and bacteria?

Could homeopathy help to cure acne and little holes caused by acne if the acne was caused by both causes hormonal and bacteria?

Yes acne, ? scars: Homeopathy can work remarkably well for curing acne. As for the "little holes, " that is scar tissue; depending on the type of scarring homeopathy might help but may not help all acne scars; but it's worth a try. There are many other options as well: http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/clearing-embarrassing-acne-scars. ...Read more

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What is the life span of pantoea on the skin? My dermatologist swabbed my cystic acne and this bacteria was the result. Did it cause the acne?

What is the life span of pantoea on the skin? My dermatologist swabbed my cystic acne and this bacteria was the result. Did it cause the acne?

Uncertain: Pantoea(Enterobacter) agglomerans is a gram negative bacteria which is is found on plants, in soil and feces and occasionally causes human infection. Of the 1000 species of bacteria that can be found on skin, Pantoea is much less commonly found than several other bacteria. I couldn't find reference to it causing acne but it's possible. Since bacteria multiply there is no "life span" as such. ...Read more

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Is my acne caused by bacterial or fungal infection in the pores?

Is my acne caused by bacterial or fungal infection in the pores?

CAUSE OF ACNE: Acne is caused by a plugging up of oil glands in the skin. Too much oil; no way of getting out. Stop nuts and peanut butter, no chocolate. Cut way dowwn on dairy products. Bacteria, not fungus germs, are responsible for the inflammation in these pores. Wash thoroughly with an acne wash 3 times daily. See a dermatologist if it persists. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can happen to you such as bacterial infection that may cause you to relapse getting acne back 4 months after accutane?

Is there anything that can happen to you such as bacterial infection that may cause you to relapse getting acne back 4 months after accutane?

Happens anyway: It is not rare for someone to need more than one course of accutane before this problem is gone for good. Although some look at acne as a transitional problem of the teen years some are fighting it into their late 30's.If it happens you deal with it. ...Read more

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Can I apply lemon juice on my face for killing ache bacteria and lighting spots and acne scars ?

Can I apply lemon juice on my face for killing ache bacteria and lighting spots and acne scars ?

You can: But expect no benefits. We have very good technology for ACNE. Probably you will benefit from spironolactone 100mg a day and tretinoin or adapalene topical. The topical comes as cream or gel in different strengths. Expect results in 3 months. Not if pregnant or kidney failure. ...Read more

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I use an acne face cleanser with the anti-bacterial ingredient Triclosan.I READ SMWHERE THAT ITS DANGER.Is this harmful for my face? Should I switch?

I use an acne face cleanser with the anti-bacterial ingredient Triclosan.I READ SMWHERE THAT ITS DANGER.Is this harmful for my face? Should I switch?

Triclosan: Triclosan is an anti-bacterial ingredient found in a variety of soaps. It is generally recognized that there is no increased benefit over plain soap and water for killing bacteria, and it's use is leading to bacterial resistance. There is a concern that Triclosan poses some health risks, and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...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