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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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Can high cholesterol cause skin problems? Is it possible for high cholesterol to cause any skin problems such as acne or dryness? .

Can high cholesterol cause skin problems? Is it possible for high cholesterol to cause any skin problems such as acne or dryness? .

Xanthomas: Abnormalities of blood lipids can result in deposition of lipid under the skin, called xanthomas. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001447.htm. ...Read more

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Dryness of skin with some acne and black head..

Dryness of skin with some acne and black head..

Different options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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What's best way to clean face & avoid dryness, acne?

What's best way to clean face & avoid dryness, acne?

Acne treatment: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Look for noncomedogenic hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers to prevent dryness and breakouts. ...Read more

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Symptoms of bulimia -- is severe dryness or acne a symptom of bulimia?

Symptoms of bulimia -- is severe dryness or acne a symptom of bulimia?

Not usually: Commonly seen signs in bulimia include a thin build, low heart rate and low blood pressure, fine hair on trunk, swelling in the feet and hands. Purging causes eroded dental enamel from vomiting, scarred/scratched hands from inducing it, esophageal/stomach tears and metabolic problems. Severe dryness and acne are not seen commonly unless there is a coexisting disease process. ...Read more

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What kind of soap I need to use for the dryness an acne on my vagina?

What kind of soap I need to use for the dryness an acne on my vagina?

Clean acne on vagina: Best to use a non oily cleaner e.g. Cetaphil to keep from plugging up the hair follicles. ...Read more

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Hello, what should I do for cure skin dryness in autumn and prevent acne?

Hello, what should I do for cure skin dryness in autumn and prevent acne?

Can't.: dry skin in the fall and winter is due to whether. You can't change that, i.e., no "cure". use moisturizer daily would help. Cerave Cream.
Acne has nothing to do with the dry season or dry skin. You can't prevent acne. It's hormone and stress related. Seek help from Dermatologist who would help you to "control" it. ...Read more

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I am tired of all this acne on my face! And this dryness from using pimple medicine, what to do?

I am tired of all this acne on my face! And this dryness from using pimple medicine, what to do?

Stronger Rx: If benzoyl peroxide or whatever over-the-counter medication that you're using hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something, perhaps an antibiotic or topical spironolactone. For the tough cases, a dermatology referral for Isotretinoin is in order. All acne can be managed nowadays by evidence-based medicine; it's not expensive but is not altogether pleasant. ...Read more

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Is Accutane safe to take will it cure acne tried other things never worked it is for my son who is 16 he has been on it for a couple of weeks. No side effects yet except for dryness of skin.

Is Accutane safe to take will it cure acne tried other things never worked it is for my son who is 16 he has been on it for a couple of weeks. No side effects yet except for dryness of skin.

Accutane: Accutane is very effective for cystic, scarring acne. I would recommend you carefully follow up with your doctor and keep communicating any side effects with them. With proper follow up and careful monitoring, most patients do really well on accutane. On the link below is more information about accutane. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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My acne is just on my forehead basically. Is it because of the dryness in my hair? I also tend to keep side bangs on my forehead.

My acne is just on my forehead basically. Is it because of the dryness in my hair? I also tend to keep side bangs on my forehead.

Maybe: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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I used benzac (benzoyl peroxide) peroxide nw how to get rid of dryness and also my acne marks are nt still gone?

I used benzac (benzoyl peroxide) peroxide nw how to get rid of dryness and also my acne marks are nt still gone?

No: The benzoyl peroxide will help keep the skin clear and can offer some peeling action but will not automatically clear away existing scars. Takes time, more time than we would like. ...Read more

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I've been told since my acne scars relatively are new (4 months old), my Accutane will clear them. Can the peeling/dryness actually do that?

I've been told since my acne scars relatively are new (4 months old), my Accutane will clear them. Can the peeling/dryness actually do that?

Not how it works: The scars may fill in a bit on their own and since you're not developing new lesions, there's a bit of leveling off. I'm sorry that you weren't given effective treatment in time to avoid scarring, and it's good you're being treated now. Stay the course and you'll be glad. Fillers, microsurgery or laser can help with the scars if you want; several Hollywood studs kept their for the tough-guy look ...Read more

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I have been using Tazorac (tazarotene) gel 0.1% for about 6 mnths for acne. I have some peeling and dryness. Any suggestions for moisturizers/cleanser?

I have been using Tazorac (tazarotene) gel 0.1% for about 6 mnths for acne. I have some peeling and dryness. Any suggestions for moisturizers/cleanser?

Excessive dryness: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing with warm water and a gentle pH balanced cleanser can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial medications. Cetaphil and Ceravue are two examples. ...Read more

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Acne pain/tender breasts vag dryness seemed to start yr after partial hyst I hav overies so drs won't listen to me suggestions?

Acne pain/tender breasts vag dryness seemed to start yr after partial hyst I hav overies so drs won't listen to me suggestions?

See a new doc: I don't mean to be flippant, but if your doctors won't listen to you, you need to find one who will. It is not unusual to have hormonal changes following a hysterectomy, even if your ovaries are not removed. I recommend finding a functional medicine physician. (use the find a practitioner function at functionalmedicine. Org. ...Read more

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Using benzoyl peroxide for acne can I use hemp seed oil as moisturiser after benzoyl peroxide to stop excessive dryness? Don't won't to clog pores

Using benzoyl peroxide for acne can I use hemp seed oil as moisturiser after benzoyl peroxide to stop excessive dryness? Don't won't to clog pores

Dry skin: One of the treatment to improve acne is actually to get the skin to be dryer. If you moisturize too much the skin, you will still have acne. Try to see if you can back off a little your benzoyl peroxide to get less dryness. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm on week 9 of using tretinoin cream for acne. The dryness and pimples have basically stopped but in still red. When do all side effects stop?

I'm on week 9 of using tretinoin cream for acne. The dryness and pimples have basically stopped but in still red. When do all side effects stop?

Soon!: So glad that your skin is getting better. Your redness should start to go away this month. You can back treatment down to every other day, also. This might help. ...Read more

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Can chocolate cause you acne?

Can chocolate cause you acne?

Yes: Many foods can exacerbate acne. For many, but not everyone, chocolate is a major cause. ...Read more

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What causes acne and how does it happen?

What causes acne and how does it happen?

Fighting bacteria: Each hair follicle is connected to a sebaceous gland. The sebaceous glands produce sebum, which keep the skin surface oily and protects the skin.
The importance of adequate face washing: when dead skin clogs up a pore, bacteria grows in the oily skin.
The whiteness of an acne lesion is the pus formed by the dead white cells that fight the acne bacteria. ...Read more

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What are the causes of adult acne in males?

What are the causes of adult acne in males?

ADULT MALE ACNE: Steroids can cause and aggravate acne. Certain medications you may be taking. Excessive milk and dairy products. Nuts! Stop nuts and chocolate. Then send me a thank-you note. ...Read more

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Can bananas cause acne?

Can bananas cause acne?

Acne bananas: There is little solid evidence linking diet to acne. High glycemic foods (that spike blood sugar) have shown some possible correlation at increasing the amounts of inflammation in acne. Short answer, bananas area probably safe. ...Read more

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Could stress cause acne?

Could stress cause acne?

Yes: Yes there is a strong correlationj between stress and acne. Emotional stress increases many hormones particularly testosterone which accelerates sebum (oil) production in the skin which can leead to blocked pores and acne. Physical stress or exertion also can increase these hormones but also accelerates sweat production which can sometimes aggravate acne eruptions. ...Read more

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High GI food cause acne?

High GI food cause acne?

Maybe: There is a link between low GI food and improvement in acne symptoms (american journal of clinical nutrition, vol. 86, no. 1, 107-115, july 2007). It is not clear if a high-glycemic-load *causes* acne, but it looks like it certain won't help it. ...Read more

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Does nutella cause acne?

Does nutella cause acne?

Acne: Acne is caused by a bacteria which I believe is a corynebacterium. It is predominantly caused by one bacterium. ...Read more

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Does masturbating cause acne?

Does masturbating cause acne?

No: Enjoying your body isn't going to give you acne. If the benzoyl peroxide stuff you're using now isn't sufficient, your physician can clear you using prescription rx. ...Read more

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