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Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

Acne: The benzoyl peroxide will help but you will likely need Clindamycin to use as well they have a prescription combination that works very well. If it is really a severe case you may need retin a (tretinoin). See your family doctor and they will refer you to a dermatologist if you need the extra help. Good luck. Make sure you clean the skin really well before you use the acne cream. Hang in there. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Can sinusitis really ause facial swelling into cheeks around jaw and neck?

Can sinusitis really ause facial swelling into cheeks around jaw and neck?

Absolutely: Serious sinusitis, called acute bacterial sinusitis, can definitely cause local facial swelling around the eyes. This definitely requires abx, unlike many attacks of common 'sinusitis.' But here are other infections that can swell these areas: tooth infections, salivary glands, soft tissue from bites/skin conditions, swollen lymph nodes. Majority facial swelling (50%) is dental source. ...Read more

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I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

Scars, not so fast: If you have true scars there are not many if any otc products that provide a lasting result. Face cleansers are best suited to control / minimize active acne vs correct scarring. ...Read more

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What works for cystic/nodular/hormonal chin jawline acne?

What works for cystic/nodular/hormonal chin jawline acne?

See dermatologist: There is a wide range of treatments. If it is that severe, oral antibiotic or Accutane might be indicated in addition to topical medications. Sounds like a dermatology consult might me in order. ...Read more

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Acne under chin on jaw and neck, what could be the cause?

Acne under chin on jaw and neck, what could be the cause?

Acne: Acne can be treated effectively by a dermatologist. Both topical and systemic medications are used depending on the severity of your condition. Acne can leave scarring so it is important to treat it. It is much more expensive to treat acne scarring for cosmetic improvement later than to prevent it from occurring with effective medical therapy. ...Read more

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Bad acne of cheeks and chest?

Treatable: Acne on the trunk will usually require at least one systemic treatment. Topical benzyl peroxide is still your best friend; retinoic acid, Clindamycin and spironolactone are also helpful topicals. The oral contraceptive pill may clear a woman's acne. A systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline may clear you in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide. If offered isotretinoin, consider it. ...Read more

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Can fever blisters show up on your chin and lip and create jaw and ear pain?

Can fever blisters show up on your chin and lip and create jaw and ear pain?

Not exactly: If there is pain on the jaw or ear areas, associated with some blisters on the face, a doctor might want to examine the patient to see if it is shingles. Shingles needs treatment and followup, unlike the simple herpes lip sores that go away easily. Shingles is a recurrence of the chicken pox virus called zoster (or Herpes zoster, but is not the herpes in cold sores). ...Read more

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Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

Are whiteheads and blackheads on the face acne?

Yes: White heads and black heads are typically called closed and open comedomes. It is a type of acne and can typically be treated with topical keratolytics like tretinoin or salicylic acid. ...Read more

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I have oily skin and facial acne, mostly on the forehead and around the chin bone, slow treated and redness around the acne and sometimes itchy?

I have oily skin and facial acne, mostly on the forehead and around the chin bone, slow treated and redness around the acne and sometimes itchy?

Get treated: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated (try 5% 2x/day for starters) hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. Life's tough enough without dealing with this as an adult. ...Read more

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Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

Will an acne facial improve on my acne scars?

Not much: A facial may help a little, but not dramatically. Seek evaluation by a reputable facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. Depending on the depth of the scars, discoloration, presence of active acne, etc there might be different treatment plans recommended. Assuming no active acne, treatment options include peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne(on chin, lower parts of my cheeks and jaw), and blackheads (on my nose and cheeks. i would appreciate some natural treatment?

How to get rid of acne(on chin, lower parts of my cheeks and jaw), and blackheads (on my nose and cheeks. i would appreciate some natural treatment?

See below: Please consult the site given below for suggestion on home treatment. You may need to try more than one method to see which works better for you. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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Blackheads all over my face especially my chin, nose, cheeks and forehead I use a blackhead face scrub in the shower but it doesn't help?

Blackheads all over my face especially my chin, nose, cheeks and forehead  I use a blackhead face scrub in the shower but it doesn't help?

Don't scrub!: Your face isn't a pot - don't scrub it. As to what treatment is best for you, each individual responds differently to different treatments, so there is no one "most effective" treatment. A dermatologist can tailor a treatment based on your skin type and the variety of acne you have. ...Read more

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Are the bumps on my baby’s face and neck acne?

Are the bumps on my baby’s face and neck acne?

No: Newborns have several types of normal rashes. Erythema toxicum is a rash that looks like flea bites and moves around the body. Nothing needs to be done. Little white milk bumps or milia are like whiteheads and fade with time as you wash the skin.. Baby acne looks like little pimples and can be on the face and chest. A warm washcloth to clean is all that is needed. It improves with time. ...Read more

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I have an extremely oily face with blackheads in my face and nose and eruptions on my head and cheeks. Using facewash is of no help..Pls help?

I have an extremely oily face with blackheads in my face and nose and eruptions on my head and cheeks. Using facewash is of no help..Pls help?

Bp plus more: Make sure your facewash has benzoyl peroxide. Make sure you use noncomedogenic makeup. Dont use a hard scrub on your face. If that is not helping, you may need prescription medications for your acne so you would need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is popping my neck and jaw bad?

Is popping my neck and jaw bad?

Could be bad: Although jaw popping is considered benign, deliberate popping of the jaw can lead to pain or locking of the jaw. Neck popping can possibly lead to arthritis but it is less likely. ...Read more

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