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Why do we get acne & pimples?

Why do we get acne & pimples?

Acne: During puberty, there is an increase in sebum production in the skin. Sebum and skin debris clog pores and the blockage results in inflammation. Gently cleaning the surface of the skin and applying acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or prescription clindamycin help reduce the bacteria and clean up to the top layer of the skin allowing the pimples/comedones to clear over time. ...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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Why do people get face acne?

Why do people get face acne?

Complex: It is an interplay between a particular bacterium, the sebaceous glands whose size, shape and function vary with hormonal and other factors, and the thickness of the keratin layer on the outside of the skin which also varies. I begin people with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. This is the 21st century and you have a right to effective treatment. ...Read more

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Girls hate acne pimples zits etc. Any ways to get rid of them?

Girls hate acne pimples zits etc. Any ways to get rid of them?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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Do guys really hate monogamy?

Do guys really hate monogamy?

No: I don't believe many men hate monogamy. But I do think that depending on how a man is socialized and to the extent that a man learns to develop healthy boundaries around sexuality, that is one determining factor the degree to which a man can exercise monogamous behavior. ...Read more

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Do us girls all want tall guys?

Do us girls all want tall guys?

Doubt it: I don't know any research on this - their may be, but I do know that each person has different ideas and preferences. I have known a number of girls who are attracted to "short" or "shorter" guys. ...Read more

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Why do hormones / puberty make teenagers angry and antisocial?

Why do hormones / puberty make teenagers angry and antisocial?

They don't.: Teens are extremely social.....With each other. The teenage years are a time when people separate from their parents; they often behave in ways contrary to expectations in order to assert their individuality. Problems occur when an individual is perceived by their peers as "weird." then the social instincts are frustrated by social isolation, and misery ensues. ...Read more

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Do most teenage girls feel like they want to lose weight?

Do most teenage girls feel like they want to lose weight?

Many do: When you are bombarded with weight loss marketing it's hard not to feel that way. However, first you must be comfortable in your own skin and be happy with what you have been given. It's more important to be healthy than concentrate on pounds lost. If you visit your provider and they are recommending a healthier lifestyle you will naturally lose weight but in a healthy manner. ...Read more

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How do boys get gynecomastia?

How do boys get gynecomastia?

Hormone activity: In puberty there is a surge in baseline hormonal activity & males have a small amount of estrogen in their system normally. Breast tissue in some males is more sensitive to even small amounts and up to half will have transient breast tissue enlargement during puberty.It usually fades within 6-12 mo.Persistance or development of breast tissue at other times suggests an abnormality. ...Read more

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Do you think losing virginity is linked to acne going away? Do hormones change - i don't have really serious acne but I have pimples 22yrs old female

Do you think losing virginity is linked to acne going away? Do hormones change - i don't have really serious acne but I have pimples 22yrs old female

Acne: No, there is no significant correlation between the two issues. Acne tends to start with the onset of puberty, gets worse for few years and then resolves by late teens to early 20s. ...Read more

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Why do teens bully other teens?

Why do teens bully other teens?

Inferiority: Believe it or not, bullies tend to have inferiority complexes, often from having been bullied themselves. and yes, it can continue into adult life. Tell someone you know and trust about the bullying. Keeping it inside does no good. ...Read more

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What we can do about teen male boobs?

What we can do about teen male boobs?

Normal: It is normal to have some breast development during puberty that for the majority of cases resolves on its own. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of man boobs, as they're extremely embarrassing?

How do I get rid of man boobs, as they're extremely embarrassing?

Consult docotr : That's called "gynecomastia, " which means "woman breast." if you have concerns you should see your doctor. There may be endocrine reasons for your problem. A thorough evaluation is important. Your doctor will check your pituitary gland, your blood hormone levels, and help you plan for an appropriate approach to this problem. ...Read more

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Just wondering why do teens tend to get such oily skin?

Increased hormones: Puberty is associated with increased androgen production from the adrenal glands and, in males, the testes. These hormones are the major cause of increased sebum production, and therefore of acne. ...Read more

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Why do some men enjoy guns?

Why do some men enjoy guns?

My answer?: I really like being a man, and in the grand scheme of things, we men exist to protect the women we love. Guns are the great equalizer that ended the rule of brute physical strength, & enable home protection; their invention made governments much more decent. Hence many of us are wired to love them. Male-bashers disagree, but overall i feel safer with my neighbors armed. ...Read more

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Stretch marks are ruining my confidence! how do I get it back?

Stretch marks are ruining my confidence! how do I get it back?

Confidence builder: If your confidence is directly related to the stretch marks, then have a plastic surgeon removed the marks. If your self confidence has been a problem for you over this lifetime and the stretch marks are the latest "issue", then you need to see a qualified Psychologist or Therapist to work on why,, at age 50 this is still a problem for you. ...Read more

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When do boys get facial hair?

When do boys get facial hair?

Age varies: But it is about 3-4 years after puberty starts. Normal puberty can start any time between 9 and 14 years old. ...Read more

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Do baby's get acne?

Do baby's get acne?

Yes : Baby acne is a real diagnosis and it has nothing to do with you. It does need to be looked at by the doctor to be sure that is what it is though. ...Read more

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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


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