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Can you use exposed acne treatment if pregnant?

Can you use exposed acne treatment if pregnant?

Probably safe: Topical acne preparations are, for the most part, safe to use during pregnancy. Most do not have compounds that absorb into your body in significant enough amounts that would affect your baby. However some compounds, mostly prescription only such as Retin-A cream, and definitely oral medication such as accutane, have theoretical or real risks and should not be used. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Proactiv didn't work for me so I'm going to switch to a different acne treatment. Any tips?

Proactiv didn't work for me so I'm going to switch to a different acne treatment. Any tips?

Limited: The only fda approved ingredients acquaint in over the counter products are benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Mural products contain salicylic acid. If you have a prescription plan, the dermatologist will have a wider variety of creams that be used alone or in combination. ...Read more

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What would happen if you stop using the exposed acne treatment?

What would happen if you stop using the exposed acne treatment?

You will save money: You could taper slowly. Look for the ingredients found in the product to determine if it is actually a good product. Avoid parabens, petrolatum, mineral oils etc. ...Read more

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How to know what acne treatment to use?

How to know what acne treatment to use?

Basic Rx: Get some generic topical benzoyl peroxide, starting perhaps with 5% and use (concentration, frequency) as tolerated. If you're not clear in two weeks, phone your personal physician. Ignore all the overpriced and gimmicky stuff. All acne is manageable nowadays but it is not always pleasant or easy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What was the most effective acne treatment?

What was the most effective acne treatment?

Most effective acne: The treatment depends on the severiyi of acne.
Most of the acne can be treated with various combinations containing benzyl peroxide, topical antibiotics, topical retinoids and in some cases oral tetracyclines
resistance cases and nodular, cystic acne use accutane, but it has too many side effects
birth defects and others
roche pulled Accutane of the market in 2009 after jury awarded millions of $$. ...Read more

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Please describe a good acne treatment brand?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is your first line of treatment. If you do not have a good result in two weeks, get with your personal physician. It can be managed but not cured. Acne is a serious personal and professional liabilty, and is unrelated to lifestyle or hygiene. Do what you need to. ...Read more

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What would be a great fast working acne treatment?

What would be a great fast working acne treatment?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best acne treatment in stores that you'd recommend?

What's the best acne treatment in stores that you'd recommend?

Acne guide: Start with these two acne guides: https://www. Evernote. Com/shard/s5/nl/432446/03d172d7-78f0-4a9d-816e-fa1c28a06a61/
https://www. Evernote. Com/shard/s5/nl/432446/5c8209b5-de70-4b87-b1d9-c3476ca3be3d/
Hope that helps. A good OTC acne wash is Benzoyl Peroxide Wash, 5%. Cetaphil makes a good foam wash, and moisturizer lotion for acne prone skin with SPF 30 ...Read more

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Is x out a good acne treatment?

Is x out a good acne treatment?

Yes: This is topical benzoyl peroxide, rather more concentrated than you may fnid elsewhere. If you're not clear in two weeks, your physician can try one or more additional medicines. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is laser acne treatment worth it?

Yes: If you are having difficulty with the standard acne treatments then the addition of a laser therapy can be beneficial. The carbon spectra peel is one, isolase is another, Basically they open clogged pores and possible kill the acne causing bacteria. ...Read more

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Anyone used blue light acne treatment?

Anyone used blue light acne treatment?

Yes: Blue light with aminolevulenic acid can work in some patients. Not sure about how your insurance may pay for it but I feel some patients do well with it. Often I will suggest it for a patient who might need accountant but they either don't want to go that route or cannot go that route. ...Read more

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Clortrmazole cream as an acne treatment?

Clortrmazole cream as an acne treatment?

Won't help: It's for fungi and won't touch the propionobacteria that cause acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you after two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Is proactiv+ a good teen acne treatment?

Is proactiv+ a good teen acne treatment?

MAY BE....,: But, the best treatment will be what the dermatologist gives depending on the type, severity of your acne. ...Read more

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How painful is blue light acne treatment?

How painful is blue light acne treatment?

Pain with Acne Light: It depends on whether levulan chemical is used. The chemical will make it more uncomfortable, but probably make the treatment work better. The treatment will also work without the medicine. It creates oxygen in the glands, which is toxic to the bacteria. It is a good adjunctive treatment, but nothing beats Isotretinoin for long-term resolution of acne. ...Read more

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How effective is the laser acne treatment?

How effective is the laser acne treatment?

Effective: It depends on the acne and the laser used. It can be very effective though with the correct laser and settings. ...Read more

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Is Accutane recommended for acne treatment?

Is Accutane recommended for acne treatment?

For severe cases: Accutane is a very strong but very effective drug for acne. It has potential serious side effects and requires close monitoring. That said, I know multiple patients who have had phenomenal improvements with Accutane that say they would do the treatment over. I recommend you see a local dermatologist for a consultation and more information. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a blue light acne treatment done?

Where do I go to get a blue light acne treatment done?

Blu Light for Acne: You'll want to goggle dermatologists in your area to find someone who offers blu light therapy. Blu-u® has a high-intensity, narrow-band blue light that kills the propionibacterium acnes bacteria responsible for causing acne in skin. It can be a useful alternative to oral antibiotics. More info at http://www. Skin-vein. Com/cosmetic-dermatology/blu-u-light-therapy. ...Read more

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Blue light acne treatment? What is it? Is it expensive?

Blue light acne treatment? What is it? Is it expensive?

Many uses: Blue light (and red light) is a part of a treatment called photodynamic therapy. It uses light and a topical chemical (aminolevulenic acid, ala) to treat many conditions. Acne is just one. Ala soaks into the skin and the light activates is. "bad cells" or acne related bacteria are then selectively destroyed by the light activation. Beyond that I would discuss with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can laser acne treatment work?

Can somebody tell me how can laser acne treatment work?

Exfoliation: Part of the development of acne is a clogging of the pores with abnormal cornification of the skin. THe sebum gets clogged and ultimately infected. Most lasers shed the outer layer of skin and help clear the pores. Some also harm the bacteria causing the acne itself ...Read more

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How well does microdermabrasion work for acne treatment?

How well does microdermabrasion work for acne treatment?

Scars/ imperfections: Microdermabrasion can be used to improve the look of acne scars. It exfoliates outer layers of dead skin. There are newer techniques available that are more popular. If you are looking for treatment of acne- recommend a visit to your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's the relation between pomegranate and acne treatment?

What's the relation between pomegranate and acne treatment?

Antioxidant: Pomegranate is a source of anti-oxidants (other sources include blueberries and acai berries). It's controversial what benefits any these may have, and there is no medical evidence that pomegranates cure acne - but pomegranates are a healthy fruit! ...Read more

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I do not know what cleanser and acne treatment I should use?

I do not know what cleanser and acne treatment I should use?

My recommendations: There are many factors that contribute to acne breakouts. What I recommend to my patients: hormonal imbalance needs to be addressed; daily use a clarisonic device to deep clean pores with glycolic acid cleanser, glycolic acid topical for exfoliation, a retinoid (my favorite is retrinal) for it's anti-acne & anti-aging effects, and a good sunscreen. Azaleic acid can also be helpful for adult acne. ...Read more

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What should I look for in an over-the-counter acne treatment?

What should I look for in an over-the-counter acne treatment?

OTC Acne meds: Something that smells good, works well and is portable. A bit of color is an additional plus so you can treat and camouflage at the same time! salicylic acid and low percentage benzoyl peroxide are common ingredients. ...Read more

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Which type of acne treatment would you recommend for my skin?

Whatever works: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Only he/she can tell what's right to add. Acne can be managed until it self-cures with increasing age. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best acne treatment for tweens/teens?

Help please? What is the best acne treatment for tweens/teens?

Scientific Rx: If junior isn't clear after two weeks using benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, it's time for prescription-strength treatment. Please don't delay or let any superstition interfere. Acne is not related to hygiene or lifestyle. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What acne treatment actually works and help get rid of acne fast?

What acne treatment actually works and help get rid of acne fast?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment:

clogged pores:
tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac

inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules):
topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide

cysts:
oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more

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What is next if oratane is not that effective for acne treatment?

What is next if oratane is not that effective for acne treatment?

See dermatologist: Oratane is supposed to be most effective as acne treatment, but it has to be used for 16 to 24 weeks to see the real effect of this medicine. While on oratane you may get dry skin, peeling handsome pimples coming up. Consult dermatologist for advice to make sure of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I would like a mild acne treatment that heals red post acne marks?

I would like a mild acne treatment that heals red post acne marks?

Mild will fail: The red marks after acne lesions subside aren't treatable and you'll need to let them face on their own. Instead, focus on whatever it takes to keep your disease under control -- and if it's leaving red marks that stay around, you'll need strong stuff. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated isn't clearing you in 2 weeks, you'll need prescription-strength from your physician. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a blue light acne treatment?

Mild Side Effects: After blue light therapy for acne you may experience redness and dryness in the area that was treated. These complications are temporary. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a blackhead treatment and an acne treatment?

Is there a difference between a blackhead treatment and an acne treatment?

Yes: The first or primary lesion in acne is a clogged pore or blackhead/whitehead. This becomes inflammed and infected for many people. Treatment depends upon whether the pore is inflammed or not. ...Read more

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Doctors! What acne treatment works the best in the shortest amount of time?

No quick fixes: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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Besides proactiv, what is the best acne treatment that has the best results?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide based rx like proactive often fails. Get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is an effective acne treatment that also gets rid of balckheads?

I'm curious as to what is an effective acne treatment that also gets rid of balckheads?

Retinoic acid: A regimen that contains topical retinoic acid is the best start if there are a lot of blackheads / comedones. Get with your physician about this; an antibiotic may be a supplement to the retinoic acid if the acne is severe enough to require it. All acne is manageable nowadays by evidence-based medicine. ...Read more

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Is it supposed to get worst before it gets better while on Accutane for acne treatment? If yes why is it?

Is it supposed to get worst before it gets better while on Accutane for acne treatment? If yes why is it?

Acne: With most acne meds, you will get a little worse before it gets better. Along with the pimples on the surface of your skin, there are others developing deeper in your pores. The meds may bring those forward, so you will initially see more pimples, then as they resolve, you will see fewer of them. ...Read more

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Hello there...Ive been on allopathic acne treatment for years. Its been a painful journey to never have clear flawless journey...Help needed?

Hello there...Ive been on allopathic acne treatment for years. Its been a painful journey to never have clear flawless journey...Help needed?

Acne Vulgaris: You have hormone related acne. In extreme situations Accutane can work, but it has alot of side effects and difficult to find physicians to prescribe it. Isotretinoin is a good medication to exfoliate the skin. Microneedling can help with prp, laser treatments can also help, ipl is useful. ...Read more

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


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