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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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Can dry skin cause rashes?

Can dry skin cause rashes?

Dry skin: It does not cause rashes but scales. if you scratch then it will develop some time. Moisturizing cream or lotions will be helpful. ...Read more

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Can moisturizers cause oily skin to breakout?

Can moisturizers cause oily skin to breakout?

Oily skin: Moisturizers can clog pores which leads to pimples. Make sure to clean your skin well. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause dry skin?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy causes many physical and hormonal changes. The thyroid gland is supercharged and may become somewhat depleted causing dry skin ...Read more

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Can dandruff or dry skin cause greasy hair?

Can dandruff or dry skin cause greasy hair?

Not really: Flaking/dandruff can be the result of oily skin, which irritates the skin and causes flaking. Common mistake to think flaking is from dry skin, but if greasy hair then not dry skin so shampoos daily foroily skin helpful. ...Read more

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Can Accutane treat skin dryness?

Can Accutane treat skin dryness?

No: 90% of patients on Accutane develop dry skin and it is a side effect that we have to help patients deal with during their course of treatment. Bottom line is Accutane will almost certainly make your dryness worse. ...Read more

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Can hair products cause acne/blackheads/oily skin on forehead?

Can hair products cause acne/blackheads/oily skin on forehead?

YES!: Yes, the products you use on your hair can cause breakout on your forehead especially if they are oily products. Discontinue using these products. ...Read more

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Can anesthesia cause dry skin?

Can anesthesia cause dry skin?

Unknown: In my years of practice I have never come across anesthesia causing dry skin. If dryness is continuing to be a concern i suggest you visit your pvp or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Pimples can be due to dandruff ir dry skin in head?

Pimples can be due to dandruff ir dry skin in head?

Acne = pimples: Acne is due more to infection from specific skin bacteria feasting off excess oil than from dry skin or dandruff. Go see your doctor for evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more

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Can dandruff cause pimples?

Can dandruff cause pimples?

Dandruff: No. Dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis. Both dandruff and acne are common conditions but one does not cause the other. ...Read more

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Can makeup cause dry skin to break out?

Can makeup cause dry skin to break out?

Acne & makeup: Yes. Clogged pores contribute to acne. Certain makeups can clog pores. "non-comedogenic" makeups are those lacking ingredients known to clog pores in most people. The key word being "most" people... Since some people can still experience acne even when using "non-comedogenic" products. ...Read more

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How can I fix skin blemishes and dry skin naturally?

How can I fix skin blemishes and dry skin naturally?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more

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How to use skin creams to treat my dry skin condition without causing pimples ?

How to use skin creams to treat my dry skin condition without causing pimples ?

Noncomedogenic: Look for the words noncomedogenic on the products your buy. These are products that have been tested not to block pores or cause acne. ...Read more

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Can excessively oily skin be the cause of my recent acne breakouts?

Can excessively oily skin be the cause of my recent acne breakouts?

Not the issue: The key is that you remember that acne is a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease, only marginally and unpredictably related to diet, and that you'll do much better staying on top of managing it than asking 'why' -- usually the latter question never gets answered. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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What could cause problems with dry skin, lotion and epiduo?

What could cause problems with dry skin, lotion and epiduo?

Epiduo causes drying: Epiduo is a combo of two medicines--adapalene + benzoyl peroxide both of which can cause drying of the skin where the cream/lotion is used. Use sparingly--more is not better, just more drying. If too irritating, stop for few days, then use 1x/day for awhile. Dryness should improve. If not, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can scratching skin allergies cause permanent skin damage?

Can scratching skin allergies cause permanent skin damage?

Possible, unlikely: Chronic skin conditions that cause itch and subsequent scratching can usually be treated, and if they are treated adequately, the skin can often heal. ...Read more

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Infection can cause itchy skin?

Infection can cause itchy skin?

Not usually alone: Skin infections typically cause painful red swollen skin. Itching of the skin is usually caused by dermatitis and allergies. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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