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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)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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What can I do if my boyfriend has terrible acne and nothing seems to help?

What can I do if my boyfriend has terrible acne and nothing seems to help?

Scientific Rx: Acne that's severe enough for you to describe as "terrible" will require a dermatology consult and very likely isotretinoin. This will keep it at bay given at intervals but will not cure it -- it will remit eventually. If he has not yet had access to this, it's time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Acne worsened severely over past several months since i got a boyfriend. Are those 2 things related?

Acne worsened severely over past several months since i got a boyfriend. Are those 2 things related?

Maybe: Congratulations on finding someone special. Whatever has caused your acne to flare, you owe it to yourself (and maybe to him) to get it under control. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. The right oral contraceptive pill, if a good choice for you, may clear you, or an antibiotic or spironolactone. ...Read more

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What can I do if my boyfriend has terrible acne and has for years, can anyone recommend any cheap products?

What can I do if my boyfriend has terrible acne and has for years, can anyone recommend any cheap products?

Get real Rx: "terrible" acne that has not responded to an oral antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day will require Isotretinoin rx. It is not cheap, pleasant, or entirely risk-free, but it is well worth it. ...Read more

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I've been taking tetracylsal for acne the past two weeks, my boyfriend and I are wanting to try for a baby, how long does it take tablets to leave sys?

I've been taking tetracylsal for acne the past two weeks, my boyfriend and I are wanting to try for a baby, how long does it take tablets to leave sys?

About 20-24 hours: The half life of the medicine is 10 hours,so only 1/2 of a dose taken at noon would be out of the system by 10 PM and the remaining would gradually be metabolized or excreted in the next 10 or so hours. ...Read more

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I have been with my boyfriend for 2 years. 3 weeks ago i sat in a large amount of urine. Have acne on butt. Now every symptom of hiv. Possible?

I have been with my boyfriend for 2 years. 3 weeks ago i sat in a large amount of urine. Have acne on butt. Now every symptom of hiv. Possible?

HIV is Hard to Get: First: urine is sterile. It cannot cause you a viral infection with hiv. Second: there are no instant symptoms of an HIV infection. Some people get a flu-like illness a few weeks into the infection but many have no symptoms at all. Nothing about your story says anything about an HIV risk. Why would you think this of all of the millions of other more common possible problems there could be? ...Read more

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My boyfriend has really sensitive skin and breaks out really bad with acne all over his body, what soap, lotion can help and clear it up?

My boyfriend has really sensitive skin and breaks out really bad with acne all over his body, what soap, lotion can help and clear it up?

Depends: You should try to eliminate what he is "sensitive" to in his environment first. He may be sensitive to laundry detergents, colognes, animal dander, pollens, mold, or even foods. Try changing all soap products to hypoallergenic like neutrogena products for example or ivory snow / dreft laundry detergent and see if this helps. Try acne products, Cortaid (hydrocortisone) and have your boyfriend keep skin clean also. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has had a problem with body acne all over..He thinks they are heat bumps from work but they look like pimples. How can he prevent them?

My boyfriend has had a problem with body acne all over..He thinks they are heat bumps from work but they look like pimples. How can he prevent them?

Scientific Rx: Acne on a man's torso usually requires a systemic antibiotic or something stronger, in addition to topical therapy. If this is indeed acne, he may not be aware that all acne can be treated effectively. Some men like having some acne / acne scars for character, but most of us would prefer to do without. This is the 21st century & he has a right to a clear skin if he wishes. ...Read more

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My face, chest, and back started breaking out a few months ago one doctor said it was acne but I think it is molluscum because it has now spread ed to my boyfriend.

My face, chest, and back started breaking out a few months ago one doctor said it was acne but I think it is molluscum because it has now spread ed to my boyfriend.

Could be: Molluscum is a viral based self limiting soft wart. It can be spread by contact. In younger children we often just observe it as it will usually resolve on it's own. Get a second opinion and see if there is a treatment option that meets your needs. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/molluscum_contagiosum/page6_em.htm ...Read more

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I have been having acne on my cheeks. Big bumps and I have a lot of acne scars on my cheeks that are real dark. Because of the scars and acne it has caused me to be insecure in my relationship and my boyfriend doesn't like it. Can someone help me with my

I have been having acne on my cheeks. Big bumps and I have a lot of acne scars on my cheeks that are real dark. Because of the scars and acne it has caused me to be insecure in my relationship and my boyfriend doesn't like it. Can someone help me with my

Yes: You will want to see a specialist in person to help you with prescriptions and/or procedures to solve your problems. It can definitely be helped with the right combination of treatments. It is something we are able to help patients with daily so don't lose hope! ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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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