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Dr. Jason Lichten Dr. Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
19 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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. Ed Friedlander
2,147 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What is best acne treatment?

What is best acne treatment?

Scientific: It's unfortunate if you're 25 & haven't yet been rx'd effectively. Mildest cases may respond to topical benzoyl peroxide. Next step is topical Clindamycin or something similar, retinoic acid derivative if many blackheads. If not clear in a month or so, a systemic antibiotic for a guy, maybe tetracycline 500 2x/day; for the toughest cases Accutane will clear you tho it's not pleasant. ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti Dr. Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2017 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What is the best acne treatment?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What is the best recommended acne treatment?

What is the best recommended acne treatment?

Rx: If it's worrisome enough to write healthtap, you deserve a 21st century rx. I start with topical clindamycin, with a retinoic acid derivative if there are many blackheads, maybe benzoyl peroxide if not. Nastier acne or if present on the trunk usually requires an appropriate systemic antibiotic as well, and for the deep stuff, dermatologists have the big guns. Should be manageable. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What would be a great fast working acne treatment?

What would be a great fast working acne treatment?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What do you advise if i want the best acne treatment now?

What do you advise if i want the best acne treatment now?

Great idea: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Ignore all the "pop" advice and directions. If your acne is severe or on your trunk, call your physician now. Acne needs to be managed until it self-cures. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Nguyen Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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. Robert Bader Dr. Bader
Dermatology
23 years in practice
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
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What acne treatment actually works and help get rid of acne fast?

What acne treatment actually works and help get rid of acne fast?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Wat is the best acne treatment for my back and dpot i can buy from my pharmacy?

Wat is the best acne treatment for my back and dpot i can buy from my pharmacy?

Need stronger stuff: Acne on the trunk usually requires an antibiotic in addition to you regular regimen; tetracycline 500 2x/day may help. ...Read more

Dr. Ashu Syal Dr. Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
26 years in practice
Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Stephen Scholand Dr. Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Which oral drug is best nd effective among doxy ..mino..and azithro..For acne treatment?

Which oral drug is best nd effective among doxy ..mino..and azithro..For acne treatment?

Acne treatment: It's best to see a doctor for acne - since there are many tools available to help this condition. Of the 3 antibiotics you listed, I prefer minocycline. Make sure you've explored other options with your doctor first before trying to treat yourself. For example, topical medicines might be better - less side effects since lower blood levels of the drug. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0501/p2123.html ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Michael Sinclair Dr. Sinclair
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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What's the best acne treatment, besides proactive, for sensitive skin?

What's the best acne treatment, besides proactive, for sensitive skin?

Pick ingredients: Most over the counter acne products have the same few active ingredients, anything with salicylic acid is likley going to help, 2% is probably best for most. 10% glycolic acid washes can be helpful. Benzoyl peroxide washes can be great for acne, but hard on your skin, ie drying, redness etc. If you are having problems controlling acne, call your family doc! pick any non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Handler Dr. Handler
Surgery - Plastics
28 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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What is the best acne treatment / prevention that you can buy in the store?

What is the best acne treatment / prevention that you can buy in the store?

Acne Treatments: Standard acne treatments include benzoyl peroxide and salacylic acid. Others will require a prescription from a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Please recommend the best acne treatment for 11 yr old girl?

Please recommend the best acne treatment for 11 yr old girl?

Get seen: If topical benzoyl peroxide or a salicylic acid wash hasn't cleared her in two weeks, she needs to get with her pediatrician to add prescription-strength Rx. This is serious and needs to be addressed. Ignore all the pop stuff you read on the internet. Acne is unrelated to lifestyle or hygiene, and is a grave social and professional liability. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can you tell me what is the best acne treatment for 11 yr old girl?

Can you tell me what is the best acne treatment for 11 yr old girl?

Not without exam: Acne is a label that includes a variety of forms/intensities of skin change. The treatment of each type differs, so there is no single answer. Please discuss this with your kids doc at your next visit, or schedule one if it has become a problem. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Marsha Davis
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