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How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

Acne Scars: There are different treatments for acne scars depending on severity and cost considerations. Treatments include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision. The treatment program and costs vary with the extent of the scarring and number of treatments required. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to check out your options. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Does HIV rash look like body acne?

Does HIV rash look like body acne?

See below: A patient with HIV may have a variety of skin ailments as many viral infections clearly affect HIV patients more than non HIV patients this is also true of some fungal and bacterial infections as well-so the skin may have several different types lesions. ...Read more

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What works against terrible body acne?

What works against terrible body acne?

Severe acne: Acne on the trunk that you describe as "terrible" is probably deep cystic acne. You have a right to treatment with isotretinoin. Nothing else will work. If you are a female, be sure to get worked up for an underlying hormonal problem. The medication is powerful and not altogether pleasant, but if the diagnosis is correct you will get a good result. ...Read more

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Can body lotion help get rid of acne on my face?

Can body lotion help get rid of acne on my face?

Acne vulgaris: There are many treatments for acne, and some of these are lotions indeed. But a regular body lotion will not do anything for the problem in most cases. In fact, we often see patients who are using a moisturizer and they have acne! is a disease of excess oil so you should not use moisturizer if you can refrain from it. Bottom line? See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter body wash for oily skin and body acne?

What is the best over-the-counter body wash for oily skin and body acne?

What I Recommend: Neutrogena body clear body wash twice daily. After wash, alternate neutrogena body clear body spray with a 10% Alpha hydroxy acid moisturizer (acne.Org has a good one). Good hygiene is also important, so make sure you shower and change clothes right away after a work-out. The degree of body acne can vary, if its irritated or severe you may need to see a doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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White puss-like liquid comes out of face pores when squeezing face skin really hard, specially around tip of nose. I've oily skin.?

White puss-like liquid comes out of face pores when squeezing face skin really hard, specially around tip of nose. I've oily skin.?

Dirt & Oil: Our pores get filled with dirt & oil daily. Our skin naturally produces oils to help protect it. When bacteria are involved it causes acne (pimples), which can lead to pus. Try to avoid squeezing your skin, it can cause redness & inflammation. ...Read more

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Girls hate acne pimples zits etc. Any ways to get rid of them?

Girls hate acne pimples zits etc. Any ways to get rid of them?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne scars on body and face? How about stretching marks?

How to get rid of acne scars on body and face? How about stretching marks?

Not on your own: I am sorry your acne was not treated as it should have been. A specialist can use a filler, laser or microsurgery. Some Hollywood leading men like Jet Li kept their scars to look tough. Nothing you can do at home will work. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of body and chest acne from my oily skin?

How do I get rid of body and chest acne from my oily skin?

Cleanser: Keep the area clean with a good cleanser and acne formula and use a moisturizer. This is likely hormone related. If using Anabolic steroids that will increase the risk. ...Read more

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How well does retin-a get rid of body acne?

How well does retin-a get rid of body acne?

Not by itself : Body acne occurs most commonly on the upper back, arms and chest over large surface areas. It is not practical to cover all the area with retin a. Deep cleaning with microdermabrasion and topical salicylic acid works well. Oral antibiotics may be needed for deeper cystic acne on the body. ...Read more

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What gets rid of acne and blackheads?

What gets rid of acne and blackheads?

Scientific Rx: With many blackheads, i'd start you on a retinoic acid derivative topically along with topical clindamycin. If this isn't fully successful, a systenic antibiotic that's right for you is the next step. Dermatologists have the big guns and can abolish any and all acne. You have a right to be acne-free in the 21st century if that is your wish. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which part of our body does hair stop growing? Like our armpit, arms, legs & etc.

Which part of our body does hair stop growing? Like our armpit, arms, legs & etc.

Palms and soles: These are the only areas that typically do not grow hair. Hair does not typically stop growing once there is hair growth unless there is a medical condition like alopecia on the scalp. ...Read more

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What acne product really gets rid of acne!?

What acne product really gets rid of acne!?

There are many: There are many products that can help with acne. The ones that are non prescription (over the counter) usually contain benzoyl peroxide and sometimes a mild acid like gloycolic acid. Everything else is by prescription. ...Read more

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how to get rid of acne around my face and body?

how to get rid of acne around my face and body?

Various ways ...: Acne is a skin condition characterised by blocked pores (comedones / blackheads) which may become inflammed or infected (pustules / whiteheads). Treatments include facial wash (Benzoyl Peroxide), topical Retinoids or topical antibiotic (Erythromycin, Clindamycin). Infected pustular acne may be treated with oral antibiotic (Tetracycline, Doxycycline). Severe nodular cystic may require oral Retinoid ...Read more

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Can people get pimples and zits on their lips?

Can people get pimples and zits on their lips?

Acne could occur: on the vermilion border (of lip and face). ...Read more

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How to remove face scars due to acne and body scars?

How to remove face scars due to acne and body scars?

High-tech: I'm sorry your acne was neglected. There's nothing you can do on your own. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can use a laser, microsurgery or a filler. ...Read more

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Have IIH, taking Acetazolamide for 2+months. Been slowly breaking out with zits all over body. Take long time to heal. Some just red bumps,some hurt.

Have IIH, taking Acetazolamide for 2+months. Been slowly breaking out with zits all over body. Take long time to heal. Some just red bumps,some hurt.

Acne not common: Acne is not a common side effect of acetazolamide. It can a potentially dangerous skin reaction, hives, or rash, along with many other side effects. There are many other reasons for acne that include diet, hormones, and other medications. See your physician for evaluation if you're concerned. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682756.html ...Read more

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Should I pop my zits?

Should I pop my zits?

No: No, definitely not. Though popping a pimple may make it less noticeable temporarily, you can cause it to stay around longer. By squeezing pimples, you can actually push bacteria further into the skin, increasing the swelling and redness. In fact, more damage can be done to the skin by picking and squeezing than by the acne process itself. Picking and squeezing almost always leads to scarring. ...Read more

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Which foods cause zits?

Foods causing acne: The conventional answer is that diet does not contribute to acne. I was taught this but in real life practice I have way too many patients who say that certain foods cause them to breakout. I think there are certain foods that set certain people off, but it is very individual. You have to study yourself and see if you have any patterns, and avoid the foods that set you off. ...Read more

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How to make huge zit go away?

How to make huge zit go away?

No magic.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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How to cure a zit in a few days?

How to cure a zit in a few days?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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I would like zit gone by tomorrow!?

I would like zit gone by tomorrow!?

Unlikely: This is possible but highly unlikely. There are many quick fixes for acne. One includes going into your doctor for an injection into your pimple of a very dilute medium potency steroid. There is no guarantee it will go away in a day but it will speed up the inflammatory process. Using products is recommended and maintenance treatment is necessary to avoid future outbreaks. ...Read more

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Why do I still get zits if I am 22?

Why do I still get zits if I am 22?

Some do until 30's: Acne is classically seen in the teenagers and most will see it fade afterward.However, some men and women battle this off and on into their 30s or later. ...Read more

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What to do if I had big zits. I need help?

What to do if I had big zits. I need help?

Dermatologist eval.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my zit by tomorrow?

What can I do to treat my zit by tomorrow?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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What type of make up can I buy to cover zits?

What type of make up can I buy to cover zits?

Special : Make sure that the make up says non- comedogenic on the label or it will make your zits worse. Ask a person at the counter who knows something about make up to help you. You might have to go to a medical spa or special place that help with acne to sell you the right kind. ...Read more

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What exactly is the fluid within a zit made up of?

Sebum: Sebum is the fatty yellow secretion of (sebaceous) glands in our skin. Some areas of the body have more sebum-producing pores, like the face, so when puberty stimulates the glands to increase sebum, and if skin pores have not yet grown to "catch up" with the increased sebum, or if there is inflammation that blocks the pores, a zit results. Sebum also contains skin bacteria so infection can occur. ...Read more

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Looks like a zit on my back but wont pop. What is it?

It could be a: Cyst. Recommend that you stop trying to pop it and have it evaluated by your dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there any way to make my zits go away very quickly?

Is there any way to make my zits go away very quickly?

No: I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. But even the "big guns" that only a dermatologist can prescribe do not make the currently acid lesions vanish for a week or two. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a zit not to heal for 2 or 3 months?

Yes: It depends on what you mean by not healing. If an acne bump is large it can take several months to resolve. Sometimes a hair follicle cyst can act like acne, but usually won't resolve unless it's removed by surgery. A nonhealing spot could even be a skin cancer. ...Read more

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What to do about a zit on my side and its worrying me!?

What to do about a zit on my side and its worrying me!?

See a doctor: It the "zit" is worrying you then it must be some significant lesion. I would see a doctor because this could be an infection, abscess or even cyst. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between a bite and a zit?

How do you tell the difference between a bite and a zit?

Difficult: At times its hard to tell the difference the bits has a central hole yet a pimple may develop the same. I rec. you go to the doctor or ER have it looked at possibly cultured ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more