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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,095 doctors shared insights

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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Help please? What is the best product for acne and acne scars or what is the best natural remedy?

Help please? What is the best product for acne and acne scars or what is the best natural remedy?

Acne products: I recommend dhc oil cleanser (amazing product for all skin types) and queen esther firming serum and awaken younger cream. These latter are excellent moisturizers with hydrolonic acid that doesn't irritate, but work thoroughly. Proper use of salicylic acid (white heads), benzoyl peroxide (blackheads), topical and/or oral antibiotics (pustular), and retinoids (retin-a or tretinoin) for control. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best product for acne and acne scars or the best natural remedy?

Can any doc tell me what's the best product for acne and acne scars or the best natural remedy?

Benzoyl peroxide: Forget 'natural'. Acne is a serious, chronic, incurable disease unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle. It's a grave personal and professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide in a strength and frequency that you can tolerate hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. If you have scars, you're probably a candidate for isotretinoin. ...Read more

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Have acne. Any natural treatment which can be practised at home? I have oily skin.

Have acne. Any natural treatment which can be practised at home? I have oily skin.

Get real Rx: Whoever told you "natural is better" did you a disservice. This is the 21st century and we can clear your acne with science. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only over-the-counter rx that helps. Your physician has topical Clindamycin and/or topical retinoic acid derivative. If these aren't enough, systemic tetracycline usually works, or a dermatologist can rx accutane. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i couldn't control my pimple and acne is there is any natural treatment for this?

What do you suggest if i couldn't control my pimple and acne is there is any natural treatment for this?

Scientific Rx: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related illness that can keep you from getting the job you want. You do yourself a disservice if you insist on a "natural" / "herbal" / "holistic" / "pop" remedy. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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If you have tried every product and natural remedy but nothing helps your acne what's the next step if nothing is working?

If you have tried every product and natural remedy but nothing helps your acne what's the next step if nothing is working?

See a doctor.: Your next step will be to see a family doctor or a dermatologist. There are several prescription medicines available for local application as well as oral medicines that can help you. ...Read more

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What's the optimal natural treatment for pimples and acne?

What's the optimal natural treatment for pimples and acne?

Natural?: Herbs and other supplements are an interesting field and are helpful adjuncts to mainstream evidence-based medicine. But none will treat acne as effectively as what your physician has. The vitamin a analogues and antibiotics that actually work against acne are straight form mother nature.Tea tree oil, the one good anti-acne botanical, is an estrogen that's made guys grow breasts. ...Read more

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Could you please suggest some natural remedy that will get rid of my cystic acne?

Could you please suggest some natural remedy that will get rid of my cystic acne?

Forgive muy franknes: You are doing yourself, and those who care about you, a grave disservice if you do not accept evidence-based, 21st century treatment. Cystic acne usually requires isotretinoin. It is not for the faint-hearted, but is preferable to a life with facial scars to remind you and everyone else that you declined effective treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars with natural treatment?

How to get rid of acne scars with natural treatment?

Scars: There is unfortunately no great treatment for getting rid of scars naturally, however you can try staying out of sun, and using vitamin e oil or mederma. ...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