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What are the symptoms of acne inverse?

What are the symptoms of acne inverse?

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa, commonly referred to as acne inversa, is a severe inflammatory skin condition manifesting through blackheads and painful red bumps filled with pus that may persist for weeks or even months. This inflammatory skin condition is certainly amongst the most distressing and severe, which many sufferers find difficult to cope with both physically and psychologically. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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 sort of problem is acne inverse?

What sort of problem is acne inverse?

Acne Inversa: Hidradenitis suppurativa (hs), also known as 'acne inversa', is a physically, psychologically, and socially disabling disease affecting inverse areas of the body (those places where there is skin-to-skin contact - armpits, groin, breasts, etc.), and where apocrine glands and hair follicles are found. It is non-contagious and recurrent; but presents, with boils or painful lesions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acne inverse?

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa, commonly referred to as acne inversa, is a severe inflammatory skin condition manifesting through blackheads and painful red bumps filled with pus that may persist for weeks or even months. This inflammatory skin condition is certainly amongst the most distressing and severe, which many sufferers find difficult to cope with both physically and psychologically. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acne inverse?

What is the treatment for acne inverse?

Varies: Fr antibiotics to surgical excision in rextreme cases. I am assuming you acne inverse is otherwise known as hydradinitis suppurativa. ...Read more

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What can I do to eradicate painful acne due to my pregnancy?

What can I do to eradicate painful acne due to my pregnancy?

Acne in pregnancy: There are some tips that may help you in your pregnancy acne. Try to wash gently with a mild cleanser twice a day. Make sure to use an oil free moisturizer. Try not to squeeze or rub your pimples to avoid scarring. Use non comedogenic make up that will not clog your pores. Try to figure out what triggers your acne and avoid those triggers although it may be largely due to hormonal changes. ...Read more

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I applied toothpaste overnight on my acne but it left me with redness marks on my face. How shall i eliminate the redness marks?

I applied toothpaste overnight on my acne but it left me with redness marks on my face. How shall i eliminate the redness marks?

Give it time: Give the marks time to heal. For general care of your face, consult this site for home remedies for acne. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What's the best way to take care of skin? (eliminating acne and scars)

What's the best way to take care of skin? (eliminating acne and scars)

Scientific Rx: The benzoyl peroxide you're taking is a good start but only eliminates acne about half the time. The fact that you have scars means it was never sufficient. You need prescription-strength Rx for your active disease. It's not about self-care. Get with your physician. There is nothing you can do about the scars except visit a plastic surgeon or dermatologist who has microsurgery, laser or filler. ...Read more

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What are some natureal methods to eliminate acne without prescriptions?

What are some natureal methods to eliminate acne without prescriptions?

Forgive my frankness: Listen, Charlie. You're a grown man, and acne is a grave personal and professional liability. None of the "pop" / "natural" remedies are going to do you much good; some are cruel internet pranks. If topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you're going to need prescription-strength medicine, or you'll fail that job interview, get disfigured, and whatever else. ...Read more

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What procedure will fully eliminate light acne indentations (rolling scars)?

What procedure will fully eliminate light acne indentations (rolling scars)?

Combination approach: There are a number of options: chemical peels, fractionated laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, scar subcision along with topical retinoids, topical vitamin c, and Alpha hydroxy acids. A combination approach i find is best for superior results. While treatment may not 100% eliminate, many patients are extremely satisfied. ...Read more

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I already used toothpaste and it did not help me at all. Are there any home remedies to eliminate acne/pimple?

I already used toothpaste and it did not help me at all. Are there any home remedies to eliminate acne/pimple?

You need real Rx: All acne is manageable until it self-cures. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not worked after two weeks, get with your personal physician, who may add topical clindamycin, a topical retinoic acid derivative or something more powerful. Acne is a serious personal and professional problem and you deserve something better than toothpaste. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Definition)

Sores with blood & pus in the groin, under the arms, sometimes other areas. Poor response to antibiotics. If you recognize this in a localized area you should have this skin removed. More common in obese young wonen who ...Read more


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