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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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Is hydrocortisone acetate/urea ok to use on your acne?

Is hydrocortisone acetate/urea ok to use on your acne?

Hydrocortisone/ Acne: Hydrocortisone is a steroid cream that can be used to decrease inflammation from a number of different causes. In general, it is not a first choice acne treatment. For deep cystic acne, steroids can be injected by a physician to help reduce inflammation. However, with daily use, Hydrocortisone can lead to thinning of the skin and redness. Benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid are better choices. ...Read more

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So my doctor perscribed me hydrocortisone acetate, is acne a side effect?

So my doctor perscribed me hydrocortisone acetate, is acne a side effect?

Maybe: Lpts of people who take cortisne or other similar products usually by mouth at higher doses can get acne as a side effect. It is not very common to get acne from the low concentration topicals prescribed. ...Read more

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Will hydrocortisone acetate get rid of pimples and acne on my face?

Will hydrocortisone acetate get rid of pimples and acne on my face?

ACNE: Using hc on the face sometimes can help in acne rx due to its anti -inflammatory effect. ...Read more

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What causes back acne and is it completely treatable? Also, will scars eventually disappear?

What causes back acne and is it completely treatable? Also, will scars eventually disappear?

Treatable: Acne is caused by inheritance, plugging of pores and hormones. It is treatable. See a doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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I have small red pimples on penis and I get a pain on tip when I pee is this UTI or something else and can it be treatable?

I have small red pimples on penis and I get a pain on tip when I pee is this UTI or something else and can it be treatable?

See a doctor: Without being able to see these lesions there is no way in which to make a rational diagnosis. You need to go and be evaluated by a professional and treated accordingly. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some ways to treat acnes and face break outs?

I was wondering what are some ways to treat acnes and face break outs?

Get evaluated: Acne presents in several forms and can be multifactorial. Each requires its own individualized treatment regimen. I would recommend a consultation with a board certified dermatologist for the appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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How can I treat bad acne?

How can I treat bad acne?

"Bad" Acne: Severe acne need proper evaluation first. Oral Isotretinoin is an effective treatment for sever modulo-cystic acne in appropriate settings. Oral Isotretinoin administration is managed through www. Ipledgeprogram. Com and administered by a physician. ...Read more

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How can I best treat my acne?

How can I best treat my acne?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I treat my mild acne?

How can I treat my mild acne?

Manage it: It's not curable but can be controlled, and will remit on its own when you get old, though the exact age is unpredictable. Topical benzoyl peroxide of a strength you can tolerate; once a day is probably as good as more often. If this does not keep things at bay, your physician can add a stronger Rx. Acne is basically unrelated to diet, hygiene, touch, or anything else. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne fast?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide for starters. If not sufficient, topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative the latter especially if there are a lot of blackheads. Next step for a lady is the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for her. Then a systemic antibiotic right for the person. The big guns is accutae, not pleasant cheap or without risks but hugely effective and very much worth it. ...Read more

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How can I treat acne in the summertime?

How can I treat acne in the summertime?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne quick?

How can I effectively treat acne quick?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide for starters. If not sufficient, topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative the latter especially if there are a lot of blackheads. Next step for a lady is the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for her. Then a systemic antibiotic right for the person. The big guns is accutae, not pleasant cheap or without risks but hugely effective and very much worth it. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne quickly?

How can I effectively treat acne quickly?

Acne: There is no "quick fix" for acne. Depending on the type of pimples you have, your doctor can recommend a treatment--possibly topical and/or pills that should help within a few months. It just takes time.... ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne for good?

How can I effectively treat acne for good?

Chronic disease: It will cure itself after several years or decades, but during that time, you must manage it. Your physician is your partner, and you need to know that whatever anybody else may have told you, it is not a lifestyle or hygiene related disease. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to treat acne when trnetoin even fails?

How to treat acne when trnetoin even fails?

Topical Retin-A: If Retin-A properly used as directed, doesn't clear up acne, then oral medications are next on the algorithm of treatment. Usually Minocycline with a topical benzyl peroxide and antibiotic such as cleocin (clindamycin phosphate). ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne naturally?

How can I effectively treat acne naturally?

Get real Rx: If it were easy to do, there wouldn't be acne. No home remedy works. If benzoyl peroxide fails, your physician has topical clindamycin, topical retinoic acid derivatives, systemic antibiotics & the possibility of a dermatology referral. If someone thinks "natural is better", the person with acne is being done a grave disservice especially nowadays when it's easy to manage scientifically. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to treat acne?

And psychiatrist: Dr feinstein is quite correct in stating that Accutane stops acne best. But it has many significant side effects. You should have a mental health screening before using accutane. The most dangerous side effect is suicide. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne for summer?

How can I effectively treat acne for summer?

Scientific Rx: Your physician can treat you effectively. All acne is manageable today if you're allowed to get treatment for it and you're not subject to the whims of someone who thinks it's lifestyle-related or that "natural is better." before getting seen, try benzoyl peroxide topically. Acne on your trunk usually requires systemic rx. You deserve to be acne-free not just for summer, but all the time. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne in 2 weeks?

How can I effectively treat acne in 2 weeks?

Laser Treatment: If the acne is inflammatory pustules and papules, lasers work the best in my hands to clear the acne within two weeks. Topical acne prescription products used at the same time and oral antibiotics would also help, but usually take more than two weeks to work well. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne really fast?

How can I effectively treat acne really fast?

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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How can I effectively treat acne in 3 months?

How can I effectively treat acne in 3 months?

Scientific Rx: Usually a physician can clear you in a month. The right rx will depend on the severity of your disease. Don't expect any home / pop remedy to be as effective as our arsenal, which includes topical benzoyl peroxide (this you can get yourself), topical clindamycin, topical retinoic acid derivatives, systemic antibiotics like tetracycline, or isotretinoin. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne really fast?

Scientific Rx: 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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What is the best way to prevent and treat acne?

Individual program: Acne is very complex and treatment highly variable. Important to find a good dermatologist who's willing to work with you to understand what works best on your particular skin. There is no one method that works on everyone. There's a lot of trial and error involved. Also your skin changes thru out your life which will then require different treatments. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne please help me?

How can I effectively treat acne please help me?

Scientific Rx: All acne is manageable today using scientific remedies. This is the 21st century. If benzoyl peroxide has failed, get with your physician. Any folk / home / holistic / supplement remedies are only adjuncts. A retinoic acid derivative, topical or systemic antibiotics, or a dermatology consult for Isotretinoin will be in order. You have a right to effective treatment. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesto treat acne f-a-s-t!?

Acne: Washing your face twice a day gently with warm water and a mild cleanser like dove soap can help. Over the counter creams or soap with benzoyl peroxide can also help a great deal. ...Read more

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How do you treat acne on the back? Back scratcher?

How do you treat acne on the back? Back scratcher?

ACNE: Acne can be located anywhere in the body and it depends on the severity. If located in the back with comedones, treatment includes Cleocin t lotion, benzoyl peroxide, erythrocin lotion and tetracycline, doxycycline, Minocin (minocycline) orally. ...Read more

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How was acne treated back in the days of no modern medicine?

Sulfur Packs: In the historic archives at the mayo clinic, prior to systemic medications (accutane, antibiotics) or lasers, patients received special compounded topical medications and hot packs that contained precipitated sulfur and salicylic acid. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is acne supposed to be treated from internally or externally?

Can you tell me is acne supposed to be treated from internally or externally?

Both: Different regimens are appropriate for different cases. Often topical benzoyl peroxide is sufficient. Isotretinoin is powerful systemic rx and no topical adjunct is required. Never use an antibiotic, either topical or systemic, as sole rx. ...Read more

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How to treat acne?

How to treat acne?

Some options. . .: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral accutane. ...Read more

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How to treat acne?

How to treat acne?

Some options...: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist might use oral Accutane. ...Read more

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How to treat acne?

How to treat acne?

Varies: I try to tailor treatments to the individual. Benzoyl peroxide wash or creams help if you can tolerate them. In the office, I will almost always use a topical retinoid as it prevents the early plugging of the pilosebaceous ostia which leads to visible ace bumps. Some cases require oral antibiotics or even isotretinoin. There is evidence that hormones in dairy can play a role - avoiding dairy can h. ...Read more

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Can honey treat acne?

Can honey treat acne?

You can try: Or vinegar or tea-tree oil or anything else. If you're responsible for a young person's physical and emotional health, you have a duty to provide something that works for a serious disease that's likely to disfigure the kid. It's not lifestyle or hygiene related. If benzoyl peroxide fails, get junior to a scientific physician. ...Read more

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How to treat acne fast!?

How to treat acne fast!?

No quick fix: Start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and make an appointment with your physician to ask about prescription rx. Even in this era of fast solutions and big expectations, expect two weeks or longer for a good result with any acne rx, just as you know it still takes nine months to get a baby. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I treat baby acne?

How can I treat baby acne?

No treatment necc.: Usually, "baby acne" (which isn't actually acne) will go away on it's own, but in more-severe cases, treatment can be very effective. Visit your pediatrician to determine if it is what's commonly called "acne" and discuss if any treatments are needed. ...Read more

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How to treat with my acne?

Multiple ways: Make a virtual consult. Cannot explain it all in 400 spaces. ...Read more

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How can I treat acne cysts?

How can I treat acne cysts?

Heat: Local treatment is heat with hot towel or device. A dermatologist can shrink cysts if necessary with a cortisone shot. If you are cystic and over the counter acne medications do not work, a dermatologist can prescribe topical or oral medications to prevent and control your problem. ...Read more

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How to treat hormonal acne?

How to treat hormonal acne?

Rx: The two ways to approach this are with a medicine called spironolactone which has antiandrogenic effects or with certain oral contraceptive pills like ortho-tricyclen.

Spironolactone is often the better choice for adult women. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more