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How to remove acne on face?

How to remove acne on face?

Scientific Rx: If only on the face, a good start is benzoyl peroxide, if not clear in 2 weeks, add prescription topical clindamycin, plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. If still not satisfactory, add a systemic antibiotic that's right for you, this will usually clear you up. Good luck. ...Read more

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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Hi,i am 18 y/o boy.have acne problem.i have acne on face and on my back and also.what should i do?

Hi,i am 18 y/o boy.have acne problem.i have acne on face and on my back and also.what should i do?

Acne: Depending on the severity of the acne, treatment may change. Make sure you are using good hygiene to start with. Topical preparations such as retinoids and a weak benzyl peroxide solution with an antibiotic may help. There are also choices of oral agents, including antibiotics. See your doctor and all the best. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm currently taking 600 mg lithium/day and have been having trouble with acne on face and body. ?

Hello, I'm currently taking 600 mg lithium/day and have been having trouble with acne on face and body.  ?

Known Side Effect: Acne and rashes are a known side effect of lithium, although they are not common. Such side effects may go away in time or may respond to standard acne treatment. Best. ...Read more

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How can I treat acne on face and body. I have dandruff problem.

How can I treat acne on face and body. I have dandruff problem.

Exfoliate: Best thing for acne and dandruff is exfoliation with a facial scrub to remove dead skin and extra oil. ...Read more

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Does oral sex on a women cause acne on face and chin on the male?

Does oral sex on a women cause acne on face and chin on the male?

Unlikely: Truth be told, no one knows what makes acne flare in particular areas at particular times. The key is that acne is manageable nowadays and if you think you'll be prone to a flare, topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is most likely to keep it at bay. ...Read more

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Got hurtful big red acne on face only... Feel relax only after aqueezing..Wht shuld i do?

Got hurtful big red acne on face only... Feel relax only after aqueezing..Wht shuld i do?

Scientific Rx: All acne can be managed scientifically. Many people cannot overcome the urge to squeeze the lesions, and there's no reason to ask you to be "patient" or "self-controlled." i'm assuming benzoyl peroxide has not worked. Your physician can treat you, perhaps with the oral contraceptive pill of you can take this, or a topical or systemic antibiotic or other medication. ...Read more

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I've been put on dianette now for a week to help with my moderate acne on face. The last couple of days it's got so much worse, is this normal?

I've been put on dianette now for a week to help with my moderate acne on face. The last couple of days it's got so much worse, is this normal?

Acne: Dianette is not FDA-approved for use in the United States, due to concerns about hepatotoxicity;so we have no experience with it. It is also banned in France due to high risk and complication profile. its useful for acne as an antiandrogen but the progestin, and antigonadotropin function make it risky. Spironolactone is safer antiandrogen prescription and Myo-inositol is a good natural alternative ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne on face ?

Wide open: There are several types of acne. Your treatment needs to be individualized so i would recommend evaluation by a dermatologist to see what may be the best option given the type of acne. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What can I do to address nodular acne on face?

What can I do to address nodular acne on face?

See a Dermatologist: I really recommend seeing a dermatologist for this condition. ...Read more

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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