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Does Accutane help with comedonal acne? almost 4months in 20mg/day. the close comedone is still around and some turns into pimples.

Does Accutane help with comedonal acne? almost 4months in 20mg/day. the close comedone is still around and some turns into pimples.

Talk to the doctor: Talk to the doctor who prescribed the accutane, follow up with him/her. Are you taking the med as was described? Maybe you need to increase the dose? These are possibilities ...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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What is the best treatment for comedonal acne? (Those tiny flesh coloured bumps on surface of skin only visible in certain light)

What is the best treatment for comedonal acne? (Those tiny flesh coloured bumps on surface of skin only visible in certain light)

Hi David:: Best thing is skin hygiene, wash face before going to bed with face wash containing salicylic acid. Use moisturizer, sun screen, avoid touching or picking on acne with your fingers. Most importantly drink plenty of water and see a dermatologist as they may prescribe retin-A or other antibiotics depending on the severity, medical history and clinical findings. ...Read more

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Best way to treat comedonal acne?

Best way to treat comedonal acne?

Retinoic acids: If these are a lot of comedones, it may be helpful to use a topical retinoic acid derivative rather than benzoyl peroxide as the first treatment. If this doesn't clear you, your physician can try various prescription-strength treatments. ...Read more

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How can one get rid of comedonal acne?

How can one get rid of comedonal acne?

Acne: Comedones occur in virtually all cases of acne. The best treatment for these lesions is tretinoin. This is the drug in retin-a. ...Read more

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Can shampoo make my comedonal acne worse? I like to wash my face with it too after the hair

Can shampoo make my comedonal acne worse? I like to wash my face with it too after the hair

Shampoo is : Usually a bit too drying for the face, but washing the face is good! if you dry the face too much and deprive the skin of natural oils it will overcompensate by making more oil so in theory could possibly make acne worse, but i doubt it. Try to stick with acne washes for your face! ...Read more

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What is the best way of treating minor to moderate comedonal acne?

What is the best way of treating minor to moderate comedonal acne?

Start topical: With many comedones, i start with topical Clindamycin plus a retinoic acid derivative. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's harder to manage, i add a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I get comedonal acne even though I use non-comedogenic products?

Can I get comedonal acne even though I use non-comedogenic products?

Acne from cosmetics: Yes. Many factors contribute to acne: hormones, oil production, pore clogging, bacteria, & inflammation. While avoiding poor-clogging comedogenic products is helpful, "non-comedogenic" simply implies that the product is not likely to cause comedones in most individuals... Meaning that if your skin is not like "most" then it could still breakout from the product or another factor causing acne. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat eczema and comedonal acne at the same time?

What is the best way to treat eczema and comedonal acne at the same time?

Tough to do : The conditions are so different you may need a combination of topical steroids and topical antibiotics or other acne medications that will not aggravate acne --avoid retinoids and benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Is it safe to occasionally use baking soda with cetaphil as an exfoliant on comedonal acne?

Is it safe to occasionally use baking soda with cetaphil as an exfoliant on comedonal acne?

Poor choice: You owe it to yourself to treat your acne scientifically. A retinoic-acid based preparation is cheap and is your best choice for starters if there are a lot of comedones. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your physician who can add something that will work ...Read more

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