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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,095 doctors shared insights

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 was the most effective acne treatment?

What was the most effective acne treatment?

Most effective acne : The treatment depends on the severiyi of acne. Most of the acne can be treated with various combinations containing benzyl peroxide , topical antibiotics, topical retinoids and in some cases oral tetracyclines resistance cases and nodular, cystic acne use accutane, but it has too many side effects birth defects and others roche pulled Accutane of the market in 2009 after jury awarded millions of $$. ...Read more

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What's the most effective home acne treatment?

What's the most effective home acne treatment?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is the best that's over the counter but not nearly so helpful as something as simple as topical Clindamycin with or without BP or a retinoic acid derivative -- i'll use the latter if there are many blackheads. If your acne is worse, a systemic antibiotic can help, and a dermatologist can use the big guns. You shouldn't need to rely on a home remedy even in our loony health care system. ...Read more

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What is the most effective type of home acne treatment?

What is the most effective type of home acne treatment?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective acne treatment out there?

What is considered the most effective acne treatment out there?

Scientific Rx: Start with topical benzoyl peroxide.If this fails, a physician's office visit. A topical antibiotic such as Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative is a good next step. The oral contraceptive pill will often end acne for a lady who can take it. A systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person is often necessary especially for disease on the trunk. Accutane for hard cases. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective acne treatment you can buy?

What is considered the most effective acne treatment you can buy?

Scientific Rx: Many of the "pop" over-the-counter preparations are pricey gimmicked benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. If they fail, get with a scientific physician for prescription rx; it should be inexpensive and is generally effective. For the most severe disease, Isotretinoin is your best bet -- not pleasant or risk-free, but an effective agent. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective acne treatment out there that is suited for me?

What is considered the most effective acne treatment out there that is suited for me?

Best acne treatment: There is no best acne treatment that suits everyone. The type of acne, the age of the patient, pregnancy plans, hormonal status, diet and a number of other factors have to be considered. Is acne scarring? Is there a possibility of a yeast folliculitis or rosacea? All of these factors have to be accounted for. Please see a dermatologist for treatment that is suited to your particular situation. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is an effective acne treatment that also gets rid of balckheads?

I'm curious as to what is an effective acne treatment that also gets rid of balckheads?

Retinoic acid: A regimen that contains topical retinoic acid is the best start if there are a lot of blackheads / comedones. Get with your physician about this; an antibiotic may be a supplement to the retinoic acid if the acne is severe enough to require it. All acne is manageable nowadays by evidence-based medicine. ...Read more

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Acne treatment - how effective is minocin (minocycline)?

Acne treatment - how effective is minocin (minocycline)?

Minocin-tetracycline: I have prescribed low doses of doxycline (similar med) for adult acne (particularly rosacea) and have had good results. It is often a long term treatment which can lead to antibiotic resistance and GI problems and yeast infections in women. I always recommend taking probiotics when taking antibiotics. Also have regular dental check ups as it can cause teeth staining. ...Read more

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How effective is the laser acne treatment?

How effective is the  laser acne treatment?

Effective: It depends on the acne and the laser used. It can be very effective though with the correct laser and settings. ...Read more

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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