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Can my boyfriend get acne if he kisses my face while I have an acne breakout?

Can my boyfriend get acne if he kisses my face while I have an acne breakout?

No: Not typically. Acne is a combination of changes in your skin which leads to gland plugging, combined with an infection by a bacterium. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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I get acne anf breakouts in my face how can i get rid of it?

I get acne anf breakouts in my face how can i get rid of it?

Start with: 2.5% benzoyl peroxide face cleanser and lotion. Increased to five and 10% as needed and if that doesn't work, See a dermatologist for prescription medication ...Read more

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I am 33 and stills suffer from acne. I have red marks on my face where breakouts used to be. Any suggestions on how to get rid of acne and marks?

I am 33 and stills suffer from acne. I have red marks on my face where breakouts used to be. Any suggestions on how to get rid of acne and marks?

Go see Dermatologist: Your family doctor can refer you to a dermatologist if s/he isn't comfortable offering you various anti-acne options. The dermatologist should have various ways to help smooth out your skin & less your acne scars. Be prepared to use 2 forms of contraception & get monthly pregnancy testing if you want to consider Isotretinoin aka accutane, which causes birth defects, thus need for birth control. ...Read more

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I have no acne on face but why do I get regular breakouts on the upper back?How can I get rid of acne spots?

I have no acne on face but why do I get regular breakouts on the upper back?How can I get rid of acne spots?

"Backne" : Acne on the back is referred to as backne -it is treated in a similar way as is facial acne. We use topical and sometime s oral treatments. You can start with otc products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid (but be careful as they can stain clothing). ...Read more

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I have an embarrassing problem of adult acne and scarring - not on my face- but on my body. How do I get rid of these body breakouts and scars?

I have an embarrassing problem of adult acne and scarring - not on my face- but on my body. How do I get rid of these body breakouts and scars?

Dermatologist: It not feasible to render an opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm over 18 and still have acne on my face. Is there any way to get rid of it, or at least reduce the visibility of it? I turned 18 a while a back, but after my birthday, i had a breakout of acne on my face. I've tried proactiv, epiduo gel, benzoyl peroxi

I'm over 18 and still have acne on my face. Is there any way to get rid of it, or at least reduce the visibility of it? I turned 18 a while a back, but after my birthday, i had a breakout of acne on my face. I've tried proactiv, epiduo gel, benzoyl peroxi

Dermatologist : You should consult with a nearby dermatologist who specializes in the treatment of acne. Sometimes it can take a few different opinions before you are comfortable with the treatment options. Some dermatologists use an aggressive and controversial medication called Accutane for very severe nodulocystic acne (referring to one of the most severe variants of acne which can cause scarring). ...Read more

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What could have caused total face acne breakout overnight!?

What could have caused total face acne breakout overnight!?

See a dermatologist: Having something like this appear "over night" suggests maybe exposure to something, i.e. Medication or other event that needs to be investigated. Bacteria can also be an explanation (i.e. Folliculitis) as true acne in someone 50 years old is not the most common thing to see. Have this examined. ...Read more

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Why do I get acne breakouts when i go to a different country?

Why do I get acne breakouts when i go to a different country?

Many possibilities.: Travel can be stressful, and stress will often exacerbate acne. Rapid climate change can do it too, as can foreign strains of p. Acnes, the bacterial species that plays an important role in acne pathogenesis. Your dermatologist can set you up with a treatment regimen that will prevent these flares most of the time. ...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