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Dr. M. Jan Dr. Jan
Family Medicine
62 years in practice
University of the Punjab, King Edward Medical College
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,147 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Jason Lichten Dr. Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
19 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Emily Altman Dr. Altman
Dermatology
24 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Neil Liebowitz Dr. Liebowitz
Psychiatry
35 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Shalini Gupta Dr. Gupta
Dermatology
21 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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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. Krishna Anand Dr. Anand
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Government Medical College, Amritsar
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What is next if oratane is not that effective for acne treatment?

What is next if oratane is not that effective for acne treatment?

See dermatologist: Oratane is supposed to be most effective as acne treatment ,but it has to be used for 16 to 24 weeks to see the real effect of this medicine . While on oratane you may get dry skin,peeling handsome pimples coming up .Consult dermatologist for advice to make sure of diagnosis and treatment . ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How effective is photodynamic therapy for acne treatment?

How effective is photodynamic therapy for acne treatment?

Can be very effectiv: This can be a very effective modality for short term treatment of acne but may not provide a long term solution. Discuss with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand Dr. Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Which oral drug is best nd effective among doxy ..mino..and azithro..For acne treatment?

Which oral drug is best nd effective among doxy ..mino..and azithro..For acne treatment?

Acne treatment: It's best to see a doctor for acne - since there are many tools available to help this condition. Of the 3 antibiotics you listed, I prefer minocycline. Make sure you've explored other options with your doctor first before trying to treat yourself. For example, topical medicines might be better - less side effects since lower blood levels of the drug. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0501/p2123.html ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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What do you think natural remedies are best for acne treatment instead of employing chemical on the face?

What do you think natural remedies are best for acne treatment instead of employing chemical on the face?

Natural dont always: Natural remedies do not always work, so you need to use as you call it chemicals on the face as it works when natural fail. ...Read more

Dr. Erica Thomas Dr. Thomas
Pediatrics
12 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?

Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?

Acne: Both can be effective, although through different actions. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is more effective with acne causing bacteria. Differing is a retinoid. Uses in conjunction, they can be very effective. But, it's all trial and error. ...Read more

Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Proactiv didn't work for me so i'm going to switch to a different acne treatment. Any tips?

Proactiv didn't work for me so i'm going to switch to a different acne treatment. Any tips?

Limited: The only fda approved ingredients acquaint in over the counter products are benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Mural products contain salicylic acid. If you have a prescription plan, the dermatologist will have a wider variety of creams that be used alone or in combination. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Lichten Dr. Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
19 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Best acne treatment?

Best 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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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Tips on acne treatment?

Tips on acne treatment?

Rx's best: Since you are a female, your physician may be able to identify a mild hormonal problem putting you at extra risk. Over-the-counter stuff is weak. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic if needed (erythromycin might be a good choice if you can tolerate it). Only dermatologists can use the strongest medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti Dr. Luchetti
Dermatology
31 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Acne treatment for the back?

Acne treatment for the back?

Several types: It really depends on the type of acne and severity of the acne. If is is moderate to severe, oral antibiotics with topical treatments prescribed by a dermatologist is necessary. If it is very severe, Accutane may be necessary. It is is mild, topical prescriptions may help alon. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
2,459 doctors shared insights

Pimples (Definition)

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


Dr. Marsha Davis
1,665 doctors shared insights

Facial Pimples (Definition)

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