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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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How antibiotics work with immune system to clear a serious infection? With low immune sys can't rid infection & body can't use antibiotics effectively

How antibiotics work with immune system to clear a serious infection? With low immune sys can't rid infection & body can't use antibiotics effectively

It's a partnership.: Antibiotics can slow down or kill bacteria, but there is a partnership between the drug and your immune system. To clear an infection optimally, the correct antibiotic must be selected and the immune system must help. ...Read more

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Is the clear now skin care system from quixtar an effective product for acne care?

Is the clear now skin care system from quixtar an effective product for acne care?

Maybe: It's the pricey salicylic acid with the orange peel etc. Added for glamor, correct? Try it out and if it doesn't work (benzoyl peroxide's the best over-the-counter stuff), your physician can add something that will help more; topical clindamycin's often a good addition. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does repeated use (4-5x year) of antibiotics (recurrent tooth infection for 5 years) damage one's health or weaken immune system? Clindamycin mostly.

Does repeated use (4-5x year) of antibiotics (recurrent tooth infection for 5 years) damage one's health or weaken immune system? Clindamycin mostly.

Definitive Care: You need definitive dental care. An infection that recurs every three months for the past five years is obviously not going away with just antibiotics. Please see a dentist. Overuse of antibiotics can result in resistant strains and super infections. ...Read more

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I have genital warts & I think also a suppressed immune system. Recommended treatment options to: 1) Boost immunity to HPV. 2) Eliminate the warts?

I have genital warts & I think also a suppressed immune system. Recommended treatment options to: 1) Boost immunity to HPV. 2) Eliminate the warts?

Vaccination for HPV: See your doctor , if you have ' suppressed immune system ' still at 18 still may be a candidate for vaccination for other 3 geno types ( you are already infected by one ) , and to get rid of existing genital warts . ...Read more

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Can I become immune to benzamycine topical for acne?

Can I become immune to benzamycine topical for acne?

Yes and no: Benzamycine is actually 2 medicines - benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin.None of the strains of the bacteria that cause acne have become resistant to benzoyl peroxide yet, so that is still good to go. However, some strains are erythromycin resistant, so that part of it may need to be changed. Other combo products, like Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) (benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin) may work.Talk to your dermatologist ...Read more

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To cure viral infection, does it depend on our immune system?

To cure viral infection, does it depend on our immune system?

Yes: Our immune system is constantly fighting off invaders . If you already have the antibodies in the system for that particular organism, you will likely recover sooner. That's why you should be sure that your immunization be updated. If your immune system is really abnormally, you may need regular gammaglobulin replacement. ...Read more

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Will the treatment for chlamydias (antibiotics) rid system of meth?

Will the treatment for chlamydias (antibiotics) rid system of meth?

No: The antibiotics do nothing with the meth. It is metabolized separately from the antibiotics and will eventually disappear from the body over time.Special studies of your hair could show trace amounts within the hair that persists for quite a while. ...Read more

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What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

What is the most effective over-the-counter treatment plan for controlling acne while healing minor acne scars & hyperpigmentation?

Benzoyl peroxide: It will slow new lesions but won't touch scars or hyperpigmentation. It is also only moderately effective. Nothing else over-the-counter works. Get with your physician -- despite our dysfunctional health care system, it's your best choice. ...Read more

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Does Curacne and other acne treatments cure acne permanently, I've taken Curacne 30mg for 3 months but after a year the acne problem returned!!

Does Curacne and other acne treatments cure acne permanently, I've taken Curacne 30mg for 3 months but after a year the acne problem returned!!

You answered it: You asked if something called Curacne effected a permanent cure for acne and you said that your acne returned within the year. It reminds me of Bill when he said that it all depends on what the meaning of the word is is. Acne is a rite of passage and most of us get it and get thru it to adulthood. If you're having problems see your doc. ...Read more

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How effective is proactive on healing acne scars and skin conditions?

How effective is proactive on healing acne scars and skin conditions?

Derm evaluation: Proactiv is topical dermatologic treatments based around salicylic acid, which is a known treatment for acne. Proactiv really has an effective marketing scheme, but it may not be the best treat for all skin conditions. I would seriously suggest a consultation with a dermatologist before starting any skin therapy and learn about all the options. ...Read more

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Need some medication for inflamed skin after applying 5% benzoyl peroxide for acne type of skin is sensitive?

Need some medication for inflamed skin after applying 5% benzoyl peroxide for acne type of skin is sensitive?

Several options: Stop using the benzoyl peroxide and get with your physician. You may be able to tolerate salicylic acid or a retinoic acid derivative. For now, aloe vera or a moisturizer should help. There are other medications for acne that are worth trying; remember not to use antibiotics as monotherapy. ...Read more

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How is latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (lada) treated? Can it be prevented by using steroids before your immune system does irreparable damage?

How is latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (lada) treated?  Can it be prevented by using steroids before your immune system does irreparable damage?

No different : Than type i diabetes mellitus. Usually insulin, your doctor might try oral medications. There is not a lot of information about prevention since there are no warning signs. ...Read more

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Which supplements can help the immune system get stronger after cancer treatment?

Which supplements can help the immune system get stronger after cancer treatment?

Immune boost: It is unfortunate that there are no medications that have been shown to boost your immune system although there are medications that can suppress it. Daily exercise, keeping yourself active and healthy have been shown to decrease the risks of having various diseases. ...Read more

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Is it possible for immune system clear up antibiotic resistant gonorrhea?

Is it possible for immune system clear up antibiotic resistant gonorrhea?

Not usually: It may but don't count on it. Be sure to see your doctor to check for other stds including HIV and syphilis. Have you ever heard of condom? ...Read more

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Is photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne a permanent cure or will the acne come back?

Is photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne a permanent cure or will the acne come back?

No Cure: After a number of treatment sessions, photodynamic therapy (pdt) will reduce the number and size of acne lesions, and some patients will have almost complete clearance. However, the acne may return. ...Read more

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Can building your immune system cure genital warts ?

Can building your immune system cure genital warts ?

No: Contrary to the claims on many of the supplements you find in the health food stores, there is no such thing as "boosting" the immune system. The best way to handle this problem is to see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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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