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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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Best treatment for acne?

Best treatment for acne?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't worked in two weeks, get with your physician. Home remedies are only an adjucnt. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that cannot be cured, will remit in time, and can be managed. Topical Clindamycin often clears milder cases; acne on the trunk tends to require systemic rx. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne!

What is the best treatment for acne!

Multiple: So acne is a very common and complex issue. There are many many treatments and they are very individually tailored. So the best answer for you may not be the best for someone else. There are many medications that work really well but are very risky for pregnancy so require regular pregnancy tests and birth control. Others that are topical ointments. Again best is to visit with your doctor or derm. ...Read more

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Which acne treatments work the best?

Which acne treatments work the best?

Topicals or laser : Laser acne treatments are extremely effective and work well in combination with medical grade topicals. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for body acne?

Whatever works: It depends on your definition of "best". Some people can do w/ simple face (&body) scrubs & food trigger avoidance. Others require topical lotions & prescriptions. A third type (like me) was prescribed retinoic acid, but that kept me out of the sun for more than 2 yrs & I lost my spot on the varsity team (couldn't practice). All treatments have differing potency & side effects, so talk to ur docto ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne and acne marks?

What is the best treatment for acne and acne marks?

You have choices: If you have acne that's causing scars, you have a right to effective treatment. It's likely that a dermatologist will give you a trial of one of the kind-of-dangerous and unpleasant but highly-effective vitamin a derivatives. These specialists also have a variety of ways of making old scars less apparent if that is your wish. ...Read more

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What is the best medication and treatment for acne?

What is the best medication and treatment for acne?

Best acne treatment: Isotretinoin has best results, but is not for everyone. Each person's acne is unique and treatment should be tailored to the individual. See a dermatologist to discuss the best and different options for you. ...Read more

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Which homemade acne treatments are considered the best?

Which homemade acne treatments are considered the best?

Try them all: Painting your face with vinegar, sleeping with your body plastered with honey, and smearing with enough tea tree oil to make a man grow breasts are all options. I can't vouch for any of them, and if you want something that really works (and especially if you're caring for a young person who has acne) get with a scientific physician like you would if you had any other serious illness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best homemade acne treatments?

Can you tell me what is the best homemade acne treatments?

There are none: In fact, the tricks with lemons, red pepper, and sleeping with honey smeared on your face are cruel internet pranks. Use topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your physician to add prescription-strength medicine. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that you need to learn to manage like a scientifically-literate adult. ...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