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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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Cystic modular acne doxy treatment line?

Cystic modular acne doxy treatment line?

Helpful for acne.: Doxycycline is an antibiotic that is commonly prescribed for cystic or nodular acne. It is typically prescribed when topical medications are ineffective. It would be best to see your local dermatologist or plastic surgeon specializing in skin care to develop a comprehensive approach to your acne. ...Read more

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What makes cystic nodular acne different from everyday acne?

What makes cystic nodular acne different from everyday acne?

Sebaceous glands: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy. ...Read more

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Hyperhidrosis, irregular cycles, poor healing wounds, stretch marks since childhood now faded, irreg cycles, cystic acne, hirsutism, is it cushings?

Hyperhidrosis, irregular cycles, poor healing wounds, stretch marks since childhood now faded, irreg cycles, cystic acne, hirsutism, is it cushings?

May be endocrine: Your symptoms are certainly suggestive of a possible endocrine diagnosis even if not cushings. Polycystic ovary syndrome, pcos, could also cause those symptoms. Start with your primary who may be comfortable doing all the evaluation and treatment for pcos and may send you for consult if labs are more suggestive of cushings. ...Read more

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Is cystic acne contagious?

Is cystic acne contagious?

No: Anyone with cystic acne should consider a course of Isotretinoin if they are an appropriate candidate. The microbes that cause acne are ubiquitous and on everybody's skin. ...Read more

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Can Accutane clear acne scars?

Can Accutane clear acne scars?

No. But it can help: Reduce acne breakouts and more cyst formation that can lead to new scars. Accutane is powerful medicine that requires monitoring and absolute avoidance of pregnancy (causes birth defects). See dermatologist for advice and prescription if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Considering ovarian drilling for PCOS high LH:FSH ratio, irreg cycles, cystic acne, insomnia, feels miserable. Does it really DESTROY part of ovary?

Considering ovarian drilling for PCOS high LH:FSH ratio, irreg cycles, cystic acne, insomnia, feels miserable. Does it really DESTROY part of ovary?

Yes, but wait...: technically, it HAS to, right? The word, itself "drilling" means making a hole. To make a hole you have to take SOME stuff out, right? But that doesn't mean you won't have enough left over to still do what you need them to do. Ovaries have thousands and thousands of eggs, and women only use a few hundred in a lifetime. That said, I am NOT endorsing any specific procedure for you, as I HAVENT SEENU ...Read more

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Does Accutane help acne scars / marks?

Does Accutane help acne scars / marks?

No it doesn't: It can prevent them but once they are present it doesn't help. Other techniques such as laser, chemical peels or dermabrasion may improve the appearance. Consult a dermatologist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can benzoyl peroxide clear acne scars?

Can benzoyl peroxide clear acne scars?

Benzoyl & acne scar: No - benzoyl peroxide will treat acne and help prevent worsening pustules and inflammation by helping to kill the bacteria causing acne. However, it won't have any effect on the scars you may get from aggressively picking or popping "zits" There are facial scrubs that may lessen the appearance of scars but a physician trained in skin peels would be needed for deep scars ...Read more

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Could baby oil cure bacne (back acne)?

No: I'm sorry your illness has not been addressed as it should have been. Acne on the trunk usually requires at least short-term systemic treatment. Start with topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day and phone your physician now. Systemic tetracycline plus topical BP is likely to cure you, or you may be a candidate for isotretinoin. ...Read more

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Does solodyn (minocycline) help with acne scars?

Maybe: Often a skins reaction can lead to local swelling which may make the skin look better. But a lasting impact is hard to get with topical creams. ...Read more

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How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

How can I cure acne vulgaris and acne scars. Precautions for acne?

Scientific Rx: If you are male and still have acne while on benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, your physician may try a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. Or if this is deep / cystic / severe acne, it may be time to consider accutane. For the scars, a dermatologist can abrade, fill, operate and/or laser; your choice, but note the hollywood stars who keep their scars for character. Good luck. ...Read more

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Home remedies to control cystic acne?

See a dermatologist: Home remedies don't work too well. You can try an over the counter cleanser that contains benzoyl peroxide but that may not be enough. I suggest you see your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Does fertilaid cure ovarian cysts and fibroids?

Does fertilaid cure ovarian cysts and fibroids?

No: Fertilaid has not been show scientifically to cure - or even help - with any female reproductive condition, in spite of the banners on their websites. ...Read more

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Does very little acne scars effect growing facial hair ?

Does very little acne scars effect growing facial hair ?

No: Are you hoping the scars will increase or decrease hair on your face? The same factors causing acne are also stimulants of male-type hair. For adult women, spironolactone reduces androgens. This results in less acne, less hair on face, more hair on scalp. ...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