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Help please? What is the best acne treatment for tweens/teens?

Help please? What is the best acne treatment for tweens/teens?

Scientific Rx: If junior isn't clear after two weeks using benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, it's time for prescription-strength treatment. Please don't delay or let any superstition interfere. Acne is not related to hygiene or lifestyle. Best wishes. ...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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Can any doc tell me what's the best acne treatment for tweens/teens?

Can any doc tell me what's the best acne treatment for tweens/teens?

Benzoyl peroxide: Apply topically in a strength and with a frequency that you can tolerate. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who will be able to find something to add to the regimen that will clear you. If the milder stuff fails and you are offered isotretinoin, consider accepting it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne in teens and adults?

What is the best treatment for acne in teens and adults?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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Whats the best acne treatment in stores that you'd recommend?

Whats the best acne treatment in stores that you'd recommend?

Acne guide: Start with these two acne guides: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/nl/432446/03d172d7-78f0-4a9d-816e-fa1c28a06a61/ https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/nl/432446/5c8209b5-de70-4b87-b1d9-c3476ca3be3d/ Hope that helps. A good OTC acne wash is Benzoyl Peroxide Wash, 5%. Cetaphil makes a good foam wash, and moisturizer lotion for acne prone skin with SPF 30 ...Read more

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What is the best acne treatment out there for oily skin?

What is the best acne treatment out there for oily skin?

Retinoids: Tretinoin is an ointment or gel that is available prescription only. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best face wash and acne treatment?

Please advise what is the best face wash and acne treatment?

If you must ask...: You probably need something stronger. The washes with plenty of salicylic acid are the ones to choose, or simply apply 5% benzoyl peroxide 2x/day. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Doctors! what acne treatment works the best in the shortest amount of time?

No quick fixes: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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Besides proactiv, what is the best acne treatment that has the best results?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide based rx like proactive often fails. Get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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Best acne treatment?

Best acne treatment?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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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