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Can My Boyfriend Get Acne If He Kisses My Face While I Have An Acne Breakout
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
I've been suffering from acne problems since a long time. I have a combination skin type and I get breakouts often. At least 1 or 2 pimples stay on my face all the time. If one goes, another pops out. There are not too many but 1 o
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an acne face wash that has salicylic acid in it. Is it okay to use for the breakouts on my back and chest?
Yes, that should be: fine, especially if you have used it on your face without any problem. ...Read more
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
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
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